So, my first trip to the maldives hmm. This was Sept 17! And the first time I couldnt bring momsy on work trips with me (which was also the trip where she decided ‘whenever you’ve a work trip and you’re alone let me know i will go with you) hur.
After our flight we hopped on a yacht and damn, motion sickness hit. I usually get motion sickness after plane rides (usually when the plane descends it hits turbulance so I try to ko before that) + the motion of the boat rocking…
but man, being greeted by paradise at midnight made it worthwhile… Visited Anantara Naladhu and we had our ocean-facing private villa waiting for us!
I remembered sleeping at about 2am or so, and we woke up quite early (maybe 7am?) because the sun rises really early there! No biggie, I can nap under the sun.
Itinerary for the day was quite packed! Breakfast, spa, lunch, snorkelling, dinner. Before breakfast, we decided to hang out by the patio. low tide = fish spotting!
enjoying our morning before brekkie… ahh. love just sitting by the edge and stoning…
okay more villa pics here hehe.
spotted a hermit (actually, there are hundreds of them on the island) on our way to breakfast. what i love on being on an island with nothing to you. you’re forced to interact with your surroundings, and you’ll get to notice a million things you wouldn’t on a daily basis, like mr crabby!
Also, hot (or warm) bubble bath with flowers heh.. and I told momsy she needed to learn how to swim if we were going snorkelling (pro tip: do not let weak/non swimmers go to the maldivian sea.. it’s horrifyingly choppy with bad visibility)
Momsy did really well, i gave her my mask and snorkel and basically pulled her around the pool. she was fairly afraid to put her head underwater but i remember before we left the pool she could blow bubbles and breathe through a snorkel. yay! 😀
we went for turtle snorkelling. saw one turtle. felt bad because momsy was so panicky. she was so sea sick that she didn’t want to get on a boat anymore! and also meant I went on the sunset cruise on my own wtf.
we had some time before we went back to the airport (to catch a seaplane to the next resort, anantara kihavah), so i requested we checked out a neighbouring island! momsy was sooo hesitant cos of what happened the day before but thankfully she agreed
everyone’s fave! swings in the sea! the water level isn’t as low as you’d expect, my shorts got wet sigh sigh! to get there you gotta wade, walk across a sand bacnk and wade a lil more.
not that there was current but yknow, waves, open sea. momsy was really hesitant to wallk!!!
:D:D happy momsy
see the baby shark??? scared the fuck outta me because.. I was wading and..
momsy: CHAR CHAR OMG OMG
me: WHAT WHAT?? -theshing in the water like an idiot-
me: FUCKKKKKKKKK!!!! -runs towards the sand bank-
momsy: baby shark!
me: …… wtf
We experienced our first seaplane ride in male hoho! was quite excited, but we knocked out after a bit because we woke up real early heh. hello anantara kihavah!!!
next day’s itinerary: breakfast, spa, lunch, snorkel, dinner. yep, basically the same thing! tiring but fun day. momsy skipped snorkelling and stayed behind to read her book. she really enjoyed herself i guess. every morn she’d find a place to sit and read!
it was here momsy found her love for sparkling apple juice. there’s a bottle of champagne but cos neither of us drink, we’re given juice. but damnit it tasted so good hahahahaha. we’re such suckers for juice. momsy even brought the cork back home as a moment.
oh here’s a hilarious pic.. was at breakfast, when the man below took something out of his bag…dafuq he brought his own chilli. sent a pic to my friend and she was like HE BROUGHT LAO GAN MA CHILLI IT’S DAMN FAMOUS.
why didn’t i thnk of that?!?!!? genius man..
My camera died during my snorkelling trip but i saw manta rays and they danced for us. aw man. i just wished i went diving instead. yeah i’m one of the losers who went to maldives, but didn’t get to dive… T_T oh well there’s always next time.
after my trip, we decided to cycle around the island!
sigh, the maldives is soooo damn gorgeous. i’d love to go on another holiday w momsy again. this time, get some diving done. anantara was crazily generous to momsy and I, i’m indebted! i think the most amazing night was when we had an evening with the sky guru, he’s an astronomer. learnt so much from him. white, blue and red stars, how to find our astrological signs, what the position of the stars mean.. crazily talented guy i don’t know how he isn’t working in a lab or something. but super thankful for him cos i felt more knowledgeable after that!