Maldives, named after the sanskrit Maladweep, or garland of islands, is a collection of 26 atolls, is on almost every persons travel wishlist. What is not to love about pristine beaches , clear blue waters, and tiny islands providing tons of privacy and endless instagramming opportunities.
Now an Atoll is a ring shaped coral reef which encircles a lagoon partially or completely. these coral reefs not only provide for a living breeding bio diversity spot which helps support the underewater sea world, and provides fantastic opportunities for scuba diving, but the coral reefs also break the onslaught of waves, and the tiny islands, present within these lagoons are almost always bereft of waves, and most often have shallow pools of water. essentially you have large areas of salty swimming pool like waters with the added advantage of swimming with live fishes.
What did I say, Maldives is THE destination for adventure seekers, and leisurely laid back holidaying.
|sea shell shaped pasta, served in a creamy sauce with mixed seafood , consisting of clams,prawns,and fish|
|stir fried sea food,calamari and prawns in an asian inspired Wok style preparation|
|Tropical fruits, none of which is grown on the mainland, is almost all imported. the sunny island makes you want to eat healthy, not to mention the uber fit swim suit clad tourists|
These calm waters were not devoid of their wild life . my vlog of the circling sharks during shark feeding , is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te93wPvynzg
|tender coconut water, one of the only indigenous fruit found on the islands.|
|our resort , sun island, had live barbeque everynight, with the fresh catch of the day cooked over the flames.|
|Maldivian dal, made with curry leaves and pandan leaves, is an ode to their Sinhalese ancestry. some of the earliest settlers were from srilanka, and Maldivian language, culture and food has many similarities.|
|anothersrilankan dish, string hoppers and kiri hodi. Kiri hodi loosely translates to coconut milk curry. this one had curry leaves and pandan leaves, it was tasty enough for me to contemplate a trip to srilanka soon.|
|Koi fishes at the gorgeous spa "aaram"|
|enjoying drinks under the swaying coconuts. checked off the bucketlist.|
|pose with tender coconut at the submerged pool bar. checked off the bucket list.|
|Azure, sapphire, sky ...blues, to drive the blues away.|
|To mark my dads 60 th birthday , this whole trip was his grand treat to us. this pancake with chocolate cornflakes, with maple syrup and cherries was my birthday breakfast creation for him. Something riffled up from the breakfast spread.|
|baby foodie was in his elelment the whole journey, he got special eggs every morning, preparedl lovingly by the restaurant staff of Sun Island resort, with butter and milk, whipped through an egg. yummilicious.|
|Travelling with family, means catering to everyone's different choices, and needs. so Beer, strawberry and cocnut milk mocktails, fresh oranges screwdriver and a Mojito all chilled at the bar.|
|Most of the staff was from Bangladesh. Here iqbal is cooking some of the most tender medium rare beef steaks, which won over even the most well travelled of tourists all the way from cornwall England.|
^0 is a milestone birthday, and Maldives was a milestone holiday. Thankyou for travelling with us in our online journey of our travels.