It was winter of 2014 when we planned to head Maldives for relaxing and beach hunting. We started from Kochi Kerala with #spicejet afternoon flight and reached Male airport around 14:00. You can get 90 days tourist visa is on arrival and easy to stamp in a couple of minutes. In Male be careful ! about taxi scams. The taxi drivers drive very slowly so that they can get good bucks from your pocket. It’s nice to get price idea between point to point and be ready for bargaining. You can communicate your resort regarding transport before landing Male. If you are leaving for some island like Maafushi check ferry time and keep a minimum 1~2 hours difference between landing and boarding to ferry.
Adventure activities in Maldives
Once you reached the resort or you are on the way, I am sure that you will feel the aroma of Maldives and see floating water villas here and there. We booked our villa in Fihalhohi island resort for 4 days. In the resort, you can choose the number of water-sports and enjoy the beautiful view from dawn to dusk. Beaches are clean and crystal clear water with a variety of colourful fishes and definitely a good place for scuba diving and snorkelling. If you are trying to spend most of the time on beaches especially sand beach excursion then keep some UV spray, goggles, towel and hat to avoid tanning.
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Later we stayed at Kaani Beach Hotel in Maafushi for 3 additional nights. In Kaani they provide wonderful buffet breakfast and don’t worry if you are vegetarian there are plenty of options for you. We did island hopping, sand beach excursion and fishing arranged by hotel excluded in the stay. Last but not least it was a bit expensive holiday but worth.
Cookie vagabond wish
I really wish to celebrate our 50th anniversary in Maldives. I am wondering about global warming issue which might take it out of map in next 50 years. Global warming is serious issue now and more serious tomorrow. To see day after tomorrow be aware today. let’s take care of the nature before it stop taking care of us.