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Maldives – Day One

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We decided to head to Maldives for our first year wedding anniversary!

Our initial plan was to go back to Rasa Sentosa for a staycation since that’s where we got married. But my friend was going Maldives in May and that made me really envious. So I started checking the different resorts and the rest is history :p

Decided on Veligandu Resort after a lot of online research, for an all-inclusive package because we didn’t want to worry about the prices of food, beverages, activities etc.

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us in the lounge, having breakfast and me looking sleepy. 10am flight is still too early for me lol.

And we reached Male a short 4 hours later! Air tickets were only $1700 for 2, inclusive of taxes via Singapore Air. They are always having promotions, since the airline industry has become so competitive.

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As Veligandu was rather far out, we had to take a sea plane to get there. So we waited in their lounge for about an hour. Was already so excited about the sandy beaches which is why I insisted on taking a photo with the painting hahaha 😉

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Seaplanes are ridiculously expensive though, at USD$300/pax for a return trip. There are a lot of resorts nearby as well that are easily accessible by speedboats but we wanted to go for a more scheduled island.

And we had never taken a seaplane before, so why not?

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And finally after 25 minutes, we arrived at our resort! Didn’t take any photos till I reached the room, which was absolutely beautiful. We had opted for a water villa because we don’t want to stay in a beach villa and be jealous of the people in water villas for our 5 days hahaha.

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And staying in a water villa is so awesome! It’s really private and the view is simply amazing.

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Unfortunately, it started to rain soon after. After all, it’s the monsoon season. We decided to take the plunge and went ahead with the holiday anyway because we read that rains don’t last long in Maldives. And it is true for the rest of our holidays! It would rain for 20minutes – 1 hour and the sun would be out again.

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Rested in the villa while waiting for the rain to stop, then headed out for dinner. But first, photos! Since our island is very small, we mostly took photos at the same places.

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Clear waters, sandy beaches, and the sunset. It’s breathtaking.

Soon it was time for dinner and I was famished! These are the only photos I took of the buffet place. But it was really good. I will always manage to find something I like, and that is quite high praise from me considering the fact that I can be quite a fussy eater. Also, they change the items everyday so we didn’t feel bored at all.

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The first night we sat in the restaurant because the chairs outside were wet due to the rain but the rest of the nights we were outside and it was simply magical. Dining next to the sea, underneath a sky full of stars with the one you love most is something I would not get sick of.

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And ending this post with a photo of a bird and some crabs haha 😉

Be back to post more soon! xx

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Written by whitepaperroses

August 4, 2013 at 9:51 PM

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  1. It looks lovely! Have not been to Veligandu but have been to Vilamendhoo (owned by same company), the seaplane is great and I think you got a good price, when we buy it separately in the UK it is almost $500 per pax!

    I hope the sun stays shining for you 🙂

    traveljody

    August 9, 2013 at 6:09 AM

    • ah yes, i saw Vilamendhoo’s photos in our resort. i am actually back from the maldives already, but thank you for your kind wishes! ❤

      whitepaperroses

      August 9, 2013 at 5:07 PM


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