After a long time without being able to travel, finally, the moment has arrived!! We needed a rest, some enjoyable, peaceful family holidays and we went to the Maldives. Two weeks in the Maldives may sound like a long time, but it was too short for us!
We stayed in different properties, different styles, different environments, activities for all, entertaining, educational, sustainable, in brief… I am explaining it to you in detail for you to choose in which of them you want to spend your next holidays.
Our first stay was at Joali. From the moment you arrive, a huge smile drives you to Joali’s private lounge to cool you down before your boarding into your exclusive seaplane, you know you are back in paradise.
A unique and captivating design united with exclusive service and gastronomy makes Joali a delight to the senses. Saoke, their excellent Japanese restaurant, always guarded by dozens of baby sharks, proves for himself the island stay!
The children had great experiences living first hand the discovery of the wonderful seabed which they care so much about the importance of being responsible with our environment. At Joali, they put a lot of attention and care about sustainability and it makes you realize that every day you learn how to be more respectful with the environment.
After a few days in Joali we made an island jump to get to know another style of accommodation in the Maldives, Vakkaru. A paradise to the most active and curious people. With five restaurants and two bars, the options for each lunch or dinner are countless.
Located in the Baa Atoll, which is part of the UNESCO biosphere reserve, Vakkaru offers white sands, deep and shiny seabeds, and a reef with unique marine biodiversity.
If there is one thing that is important in the Maldives it is to choose accommodations that are surrounded by a good seabed, seaweed gardens, wildlife, well-maintained coral reefs and with no doubt, we made a good choice.
At Vakkaru, each family member finds their space: from turtle quest for the younger ones and enjoy close up to those excellent creatures stopping by manta ray immersions in Hanifaru Bay, and even painting or craftwork lessons for the youngest, such as planting a tree on their organic farm to have one more excuse to come back soon.
We had a pending subject, return to Finolhu and verify that it continues to be that fun island, full of energy and life. After their recent renovation, is now fresher and brilliant.
It is fun to be able to see a fantastic fire show and be able to drink a cocktail and dance in such a special environment. It is a magic place where the mermaids swim in the freshwater of their main swimming pool, delighting the youngest.
The Baa Atoll is not a UNESCO World Heritage Site by chance. From Dive Butler hand, who manages the Dive Center of Finolhu, we enjoy one of the best immersions we have done: some incredible seabeds, a huge variety of wildlife, and the best instructors are irresistible and winning combination.
If you are of the people who are passionate about diving, diversity, and sustainability I assure you that this place is a “must” in your destination list.
Our days in the Maldives were full of activities, fun, good gastronomy, magic moments and discovering accommodations that are authentic jewelry. Our next jump was to the south-Maldives where we stayed in two unmissable in a Maldives journey.
After a wonderful more than an hour hydroplane flight to the south, we landed in COMO Maalifushi, our next-to-last destination.
Located in one of the most remote atolls of the Maldives, is also one of the most intact and with rich marine life. Walking by their walkways while the baby sharks and the marine rays wave at you is unforgettable.>
>One of the most endearing experiences of our trip felt for one day as Robinson Crusoe. In COMO Maalifushi have a really well-saved deepest secret and it is the Lavadhoo Island, a private deserted island only accessible swimming or by kayak. We did not even think about it for a second, we wanted to be Robinson Crusoe family and live the adventure together. After a fabulous breakfast to catch energy our butler was waiting for us to board us to the kayaks. We were sailing for 15 minutes approximately enjoying of the privilege of plowing through the crystalline waters surrounded by marine wildlife and once we reach to Lavadhoo Island and see ourselves surrounded by water, in the middle of a shoal of white sand our inner child came out! Such a luxury being able to share with the family the experience of being within some hours in a desert island, we would definitely repeat without any doubt.
We were reaching out at the end of our holidays and we are arranging to discover the last island of our trip, Raffles Meradhoo. It is simply unique. An island with only 22 villas and an overwater section of only 16, make Raffles Meradhoo a boutique resort, with a service and attention to each detail truly exceptional.
There we had the pleasure to enjoy the Fahudh Ahmed, the best butler we have ever had in our numerous stays in the Maldives. Everything is planned with him, he anticipates your desires because he exactly knows what you desire in every moment, even better than yourself!
Arrive at an incredible sandbank driving at full speed a jet-ski it is an unforgettable experience, you can feel the ocean immensity but also the adrenaline, the fun, and the privilege of being in a remote place with all the services you can imagine.
It is time to go back home, but we know that the Maldive islands are incredibly addictive and that we will be back soon.