17 February 2011 – 23 February 2011
We’ve been enjoying the sand, sun and sea for the past few days in Maldives. The husband got this as an anniversary gift last year. I call this the Honeymoon Version 3.0, 3 representing our three years together as husband and wife And boy has it been a journey of sorts.
Honestly I dont even know where to start. The whole experience and trip was beyond amazing. Maldives ranks the best beach holiday I’ve ever been to. One thing for sure without a doubt, we missed Sairah like CRAZY and have vowed to bring her here in a few years time. *promise*
On board MAS. It’s been a longgggg time since I set foot in KLIA or MAS for that matter, haha. The husband had to refrain me from taking out the wallet everytime we got served food or drinks, lol.
Still had pork and alcohol in the hotel
The airport with a view
Note the expression…..
Coz he had to fork out USD16 just for this meal. Maldives is indeed expensive!!
Our sauces made it to Maldives yo! You’ll find many Malaysian products here. And it’s absolutely BORING to shop here coz all you see is Malaysian products. Sheesh.
All on board! Boat transfer was over-the-top expensive @ USD150 a pop!! We could have literally bought tickets to Bangkok or Bali.
Nevertheless we were lucky that there were only another couple on board with us so it made it somewhat private and worth it
Have you seen water this blueeee???! At this point, we were getting anxious to arrive the hotel just to see how the island looks like.
Took us 40 minutes before we arrived Holiday Inn Kandooma.
We’re in Maldives bitches!
The breathtaking view.
Can you believe GOD created this?
Why can’t we get water this blue in PD? WHY?!
The reception area where we were given some refreshments.
As we arrived at 10 a.m in the morning, the hotel was kind enough to let us check in early, talk about fantastic service. And if that wasn’t enough……
We got upgraded to a private villa!!!! Talk about being lucky
The villa was perfect in every way…
From the lounging area outside where the hubby drank his beers and smoked his cigar
To the outdoor shower (though I could do away with the green walls)
The bed was the most comfiest bed I’ve ever slept on
*refusing to budge from the bed*
To the little details like an Ipod dock so we could play some music
Peekaboo, we can see you…
Even the citrus juicer got us excited. Fresh and free orange juice everyday, mmm, mmm, I could live like this everyday!
And to think that this was suppose to be our ‘home’ for that 5 days. LOVE the idea of upgrades.
I would say that the major highlight of the villa was the balcony! For starters, it overlooked the Indian Ocean. I loved every minute I had on that balcony. I loved waking up in the morning to the sound and sight of the ocean. All I had to do was draw open the curtains, lie on my bed and in return I was rewarded with the most gorgeous view one could ever ask for.
After a swim in the ocean, I would come back and plonk myself on the balcony while enjoying a whole pot of tea to myself as I ponder about life. The husband of course would spend his time downstairs having his cans of beer, no complains there coz I enjoyed my me-time!
We also dined in on one of those days. Talk about being anti-social.
But the moon was simply amazing that night. Couldn’t get more romantic than that.
Even the workaholic husband enjoyed the balcony as he worked away. Life of a business analyst, tsk….
But they do work hard and play harder, haha
Did lots and lots of swimming too
Oooh who’s that girl, nanananana
Water so crystal clear you can see your chipped pedicure
3 years and counting…..
Now this part was the hardest. Saying bye to this wonderful piece of heaven. It was a 5 day trip of pure relaxation with nothing much to do or crack our heads about. It takes about 20 minutes to cover the entire island by foot. We did alot of sleeping, swimming, talking, sleeping and honestly, it’s something I wouldn’t mind doing once a year, for at least a week for a little rejuvenation.
Now it’s back home with a REALLY bad tan….
A sight we already miss so much
As we were heading back to the airport island, we came across DOLPHINS! They actually have a USD40 dolphin tour, but we had ours for free, hehe. The Captain was too kind to stop the boat and let us take photos of this beautiful and rare sight.
They say dolphins bring you luck, so here’s hoping I’ll hit the jackpot (yes yes same ol same ol) soon so we can come back to Maldives with Sairah!