Our very own island paradise…

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

I have finally managed to sort out the millions of photos we took on honeymoon in the Maldives (I might have to do this in 2 posts so I hope you enjoy looking at azure blue water and pale white beaches??) It’s difficult for me to articulate just how beautiful and special the Maldives really is but I will try my best to explain it. After a 10+ hour flight from London, the scenery starts to change from the arid desserts of the Middle East to the clear blue water of the Indian Ocean, with hundreds of islands dotted around as far as the eye can see - it’s probably one of the most breath-taking sights I have ever seen. After a rather hairy landing in the manic, hot, crazy capital city of Male - the smallest capital in the world  (it’s only 6 km2 or 2 sq mi), we took a 30 min speedboat to our resort island. We spent the week eating the most delicious fresh fish and curries, exploring the diverse coral reefs and generally soaking up the hot equatorial sun. Each island is as self-sufficient as they can be with their own desalination plants and electricity run from generators. As much food as possible is cooked on the island (our hotel had it’s own bakery which was AMAZING) and that which can’t be produced is imported from neighbouring India or Sri Lanka – this means that the Maldives is a fairly expensive destination but understandably so.

I am already missing the lazy afternoons spent lounging around on the beach, watching the rays and sharks and listening to the eerie afternoon call to prayer over the water…. pure bliss!

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All images via Wishful Thinking

22 comments

  1. oh wow. please do a second post - i'm loving hearing about this!

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  2. Picture perfect, Meghan! What a paradise.
    xxoo
    C + C

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  3. It looks like paradise! You lucky things! I've always wanted to go to the Maldives :)

    Abbey x

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  4. Really?! I need to be here...like, now.

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  5. Wow wow wow! It looks like paradise and the color of the water makes me want to jump right in...

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  6. Your photos are awesome! This place is my kind of place... very romantic!

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  7. The hotel had its own bakery, how wonderful! Thank you for this glimpse into paradise, Meghan! xoxo

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  8. Oh my - is that place seriously real? Y'all are so cute. I'm glad you had a wonderful time

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  9. Seriously?!! I'm so jealous!! I'm glad it was a blast!

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  10. That is one of the most spectacular resorts I've ever seen!!! I might need you to hook me up with additional information when the time comes to taking a vacation. Have a great week Meghan!!!

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  11. Wow, your photos are phenomenal. That water!!! I'm glad you had a great time, it looks amazing!

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  12. OMG- you two are such a sweet looking couple! And white sandy beaches + easy access to baked goods? Say no more.

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  13. beautiful pictures. keep them coming :)

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  14. Wow, that is just so beautiful. How did you ever leave? I hope I can get there one day. x

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  15. The Maldives are our top choice for our honeymoon as well. Still not for over a year, but it'll take us at least that long just to save up, lol! These pictures are motivating, that's for sure. Beautiful!

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  16. I want to dive right in! What a beautiful place to honeymoon, you lucky ducks!

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  17. umm, this trip looks fantastic! what a beautiful place to be! have so much fun :] xx

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  18. Welcome back, married lady ;-)
    This looks beautiful.

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  19. You both look so happy and where better to start your marriage than in paradise! Gorgeous pics!

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  20. Hi Meghan!
    These are beautiful. I would love to visit the Maldives one day. It had to be the perfect place for a honeymoon. Thanks for sharing!

    Julie

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