Checking in From Maldives

by Wiwid Howat

- All I need are palm trees and little bit of paradise -

Living in Sydney with a full-time job, it's always nice to escape to somewhere remote and secluded from the noise and business around you. Escaping to the Maldives is a great way to relax and celebrating our 5 year anniversary. No make-up, barefoot, sun, sweating and swimming? I am ready!

It's easy to forget to appreciate how beautiful the sunrises and the sunsets are on this beautiful planet, which is why during our stay, I was determine to make the most of it by waking up before the sun every morning. 

We were staying in a beautiful resort called Veligandu Island Resort and Spa which was a 20 minute sea plane flight from Male, the capital city of the Maldives. Flying over the Maldives in a sea plane is an awesome idea because you get a magnificent perspective of the beauty of the various islands and atolls in this country. The resort was located on a tiny island, just 600m long and less than 200m wide! I'm not making this up - it is tiny and you can walk around the island in less than 10 mins! 

The island is so beautifully maintained and reserved. We can't get over how easy it was to swim with reef sharks, stingrays and other cute fish literally right front of you. Snorkelling is a necessity during your stay, and if you have time, you should try some fishing too.