This was our first time in the Maldives, and what a way to spend our honeymoon, from the moment we arrived the staff on the island never let us lift a finger. From the moment our speed boat arrived they took our luggage to our rooms and greeted us with a nice refreshing cocktail. We were then taken by beach buggy to our villa. We were in room 526 on the north side of the island. I loved our villa, the front we had sand and at the back our steps lead straight into the sea. We would watch all the fish and sharks swim past our villa sat out on our sun beds on the decking.
By the time we had unpacked it was lunch time, and our restaurant was in the Maalan. The food here was amazing, no day was every the same and they also did themed menu's like mexican, Italian and indian. You have your own waiter for the whole of your stay, we had Areef, and he was excellent, as soon as we finished our drinks he always made sure we had refills, I would recommend going fully inclusive as the drinks can been expensive. We also dined in the a la carte restaurant Asian Wok, where we paid to have dinner on the beach with romantic candles. This was a five course menu and the staff made you feel so special. With the fully inclusive package you get a different cocktails of the day. These were lovely apart from the whiskey ones, although they were free all day, so I drank them!
I was a bit nervous that we may be bored some days,but there is so much to do as well as excursions that you can go on. As part of the fully inclusive package you get a free sunset cruise punch trip, this was amazing and I would recommend paying for it,if you don't get this in your holiday package, you get to see the sun go down with some punch, but best of all you get to see some dolphins, they are very proud of their dolphins and they like sharing that moment with you. We also kaiaked round the island, this is free everyday if you are fully inclusive, the only thing I would say here is don't do this in high tide, we made a big mistake! We also enjoyed plying a round of golf, but having never played before dodging the very large fish ponds was a bit tricky. My favourite part was the snorkelling and the over water spa. The best place to snorkel is on the north side, around by the spa, although when we were they the fish were in mating season and were a bit nippy towards you. If you don't have an underwater camera would recommend you hire one. Also again try and do this in low tide, the sea is more calm so less sand being washed around. And finally the over water spa, we first of all booked the honeymoon indulgence, WOW what can I say this was pure pleasure, you get a complete head to toe massage and to finish off you go in the jacuzzi with some fresh fruit and tea looking out over the sea. We didn't take our camera but they will take your photo, so remember to take it. We enjoyed this so much we booked 2 more treatments each. Definitely go to the over the water spa, slightly dearer but worth it. In the evening we would watch the sun go down sat at the Uthura bar. Again they wait on you, you never need to go to the bar, we were very well looked after by Yovan. Let's not forget to remember the room boy Ibrahim, who kept our villa tidy and made the beds look nice and romantic each day. They supply you with fresh beach towels everyday so there is no need to take any if you wish.
We went on some of the excursions to Male, the only thing that we didn't like was when you walk around, they all try getting you to come into there shops. We also did the Robinson Crusoe trip, where we had our own sand bank to ourself.
Now lets talk about the beach, this is white sands and feels lovely on your feet, don't waste luggage weight taking lots of shoes you will not wear them. The sea is so blue and warm, you will spend most of your time in there. We had to buy shoes from the gift shop as the coral can be quite sharpe to walk on.
Overall this was the most amazing honeymoon, and before we left we were already planning when we would go back.
Oh and before I forget, everyone on reviews write about the rats, to be fair in the 2 weeks we were there we saw about 5 at night but as soon as they saw us they were gone, but you do see lots of crabs, lizards, gecko's, fruit bats and if your luckily some storks but these also pay no attention to you.
I would recommend this island to everyone, and both my husband and I can not wait to go back :-))
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