Don’t you love the color Blue? For me every shade of Blue speaks a different language… the lighter shade soothes my mind, turquoise makes me think of fashion, while the darker shades just uplift my mood! Recently I visited a paradise, where the sky and the sea were vibrantly complimenting each other against the white sands… Maldives!!!
Not only was this travel precious coz it was one of my dream destinations since years, but more so as I could take my parents along 🙂 We landed on the Male International Airport, which is located on a separate island all together, with a pretty big runway! After that, we had a speed boat transfer to the island where our hotel, buy celexa in canada The Arena Beach Hotel was situated; Maafushi Island. Trust me when I say, even the transfer was an heavenly ride to me 🙂
Once we reached Maafushi Island, we had our hotel people ready to welcome us with warmth and happiness 🙂 and that’s where we set our footprints for the first time on those beautiful thick-grained sands… After our welcome drink at the hotel, we checked into our rooms, which were amazing no doubt, got fresh and immediately stepped out to feel the breeze and sea…
More about the hotel here.
By the time we finished taking a small tour of the surrounding, it was time for lunch…and we just could not wait to indulge ourselves in some delicious seafood… to find a place was not difficult, but to be sure it was good was a tough one!!! And we got lucky with Stingray Beach Inn 🙂
The food was great and so was the ambiance! Later, we went back to our hotel and sipped some tea by the sea side, following which, we went to take a stroll of the local markets! And as it goes around the globe, you really need to bargain well for your choice of souvenirs and other products 😉
The next day was an adventurous one… After enjoying the beautiful sunrise, we went for some activities….
You see, I don’t know swimming, and have practically been afraid of drowning every time my father tried to teach me ‘how to float’… but I was determined to get rid of this fear in this vacation and braced myself for snorkeling!!! And, it was worth everything 🙂 The only thing that gave me the confidence was my guide’s one statement:
“ http://maybecarolynmay.com/category/lifestyle/reflection/ You will not sink, that is my guarantee!” and that’s how I could spend almost 3 hours, under water, grasping the beauty of the underwater world in three different reefs (Turtle Reef, Banana Reef, Biyaadhoo Reef) and forgetting the need for air to breathe!
The third day, was the day to check out of Maafushi Island and head to Hulhumale; a man-made island, close to the Male Airport.
There, we checked into paxil 20 mg film tablet Clear Sky Inn, kept our luggages and immediately headed out for the capital city, Male. To go there, we took a 20 mins Ferry ride…
A stroll round the city can take you a max of 2 hours… we missed visiting the mall, as it was a Friday, and they are closed on that day! But the walk was quite good and we did come across a nice cafe, where we stopped for a coffee and an amazing chocolate fudge cake; Shell Beans!
Later, after talking to some of the locals, we headed for dinner at the place’s best seafood serving restaurant… Sea House…
And after all these exploration, it was finally time for us to say “Until next time” to this beautiful place and head to our next destination… but, I was so sure this wasn’t my last visit to this place! I am surely going there for a solo trip 🙂