It’s no secret that the bots don’t exactly know how to navigate themselves in the water. Despite that small detail, the Maldives has always been on my bucket list. More specifically, a water villa/bungalow. The Mr. and I agreed that we would check that off our bucket list for our 10-year anniversary in 2017. To my surprise, he made the decision to move it up several years and we would go right after Dubai. His decision was both financially driven and of course romantically driven as well. You see, going to the Maldives from Dubai is both a shorter flight and less expensive than traveling from the states. WIN!
I managed to find deals on the flights to make the entire trip around 700 euros but we decided to pay the extra money and take Emirates airlines. We took Emirates to Thailand and we were so impressed with their planes and their service we wanted to travel in both style and comfort.
On all 4 flights we hit the jackpot and got the entire row to ourselves. Parents, you know what I’m talking about. Heck, who wouldn’t want an entire row to themselves?! I’ll let you in on an obvious secret we used. We normally book the window and the isle seat or both isles if you’re in a 777 and larger. NO ONE wants the middle seats so we normally luck out and get the row to ourselves. If it happens to be a full flight and some poor soul got stuck with the middle seat they will be more than happy to switch with either one of you.
We skidded our way into the Male airport early in the morning. The runway to the airport leaves no room for overestimation so it was rather a terrifying landing. We quickly found our resort representative and boarded our boat. After a picturesque 30 minute rocky boat ride, we made it to Hudhuranfushi Island. The weather was gloomy with sporadic rainfall. Low tides made our bungalow look a little sad but I was so tired it didn’t even faze me. With little to no sleep, all I wanted to do was sneak in a couple, ok, 3-6 hrs of sleep. So that’s what we did: ate, slept, ate, and slept. Bliss. We did an all-inclusive package at the resort so there was no shortage of some stuffing my face action.
For some reason, I woke up early enough to watch the sunrise. The remainder of the day was absolute sunny perfection. The water was pristine and the sounds of the waves rocked us to sleep. Words can not even paint a picture beautiful enough so here are some pictures for you to gawk at.
The rest of the trip was eating, swimming, eating, sleeping, relaxing and repeat.
So all in all, we had an amazing time and would do it again the first chance we get. Like when get enough rewards points or win the lottery. Ya know, whatever bone we get from the universe – we’ll take.
Oh – and if you’re going to do the Maldives before it disappears from the face of this earth, spring for the water bungalow. You won’t regret it.
If you have some time to waste at work or feel like neglecting your family, the vlogs are readily available to you below.