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All kinds of Creatures…

One of the most memorable things about the Maldives, was the incredible opportunity to spot all kinds of interesting creatures. Shark Feeding Every evening, at 10 o’clock, was Shark Feeding time!  Hotel guests were invited to gather on the jetty, to witness this fascinating spectacle. What amazed me was that about 10 minutes before the shark feeders emerged, dozens of Black Tipped Reef Shark and Manta Ray had already began […]

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Arrival at Landaa Giravaaru, Maldives

Landaa Giravaaru is a totally extraordinary resort!   Travelling in by seaplane and speedboat is actually a very fitting way to arrive –  It’s certainly not the norm!    But then, nothing about this hotel is the norm. I don’t think I’ve ever been shown to a room that made my jaw drop more than this one. In fact you couldn’t really call it a room.  It was more like […]

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Off to Landaa Giravaaru

Our prize-of-a-lifetime, trip for two to the Maldives was doubly sweet.  Spending 3 nights in the beautiful Kuda Huura Hotel was only just the beginning.  The next leg of the journey, was a four night stay in the exclusive Four Seasons resort, Landaa Giravaaru. It was sad to say goodbye to the Kuda Huura, and we were given a wonderful send-off.  Yet there was a sense of excitement for what […]

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Turtle Sanctuary

One of the best things about the Maldives is the opportunity to get up close and personal with all sorts of sea creatures. The Four Seasons, Kuda Huura Hotel, a joint participant of an initiative called Marine Savers, houses its very own Turtle Sanctuary, which offers guests of all ages a chance to help feed the turtles, as well as an enthralling glimpse into the job of a Marine Biologist. […]

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Early Birds

 WHAT is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?  W.H. Davis After twenty-four hours of being stuck in our room, we awoke early and left before sunrise, anxious not to miss another moment of our short stay on this extraordinary island.  There were no signs of life, apart from some rather noisy birds, chirping endlessly in the lush greenery around us.  Flowers bloomed […]

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Puking in Paradise

After unpacking our things, we couldn’t wait to explore the island.  We hadn’t eaten much on the plane, and I was feeling a little peckish.  We came across a relaxed looking Italian restaurant, where we were shown to a table-for-two, situated on a sweeping deck beside a lagoon.  To our left was a large open pizza oven, to our right, the irridescent Indian Ocean. When Nathan suggested that we share […]

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Maldivian Welcome

  You know you’re on a special kind of trip when you walk out of the airport and jump straight into a speedboat.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen sea that colour.  Not really blue…turquoise.  Startling.  I couldn’t stop smiling, despite all the worry of leaving the kids, despite it being six o’clock in the morning. The Maldives is made up of  a long, narrow chain of 26 natural Atolls, […]

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