The final instalment of my Maldives adventure has arrived! The island we stayed on had 2 very different sides – the east side was far more sheltered and warm with clear blue water so calm that you could take your lilo out and float about all day (I did just that). The west side, facing the capital of Mali, was much more rugged with ever-changing surfing conditions. After spending a few hours baking in the sun or snorkelling with eels, brightly coloured tropical fish, reef sharks or rays on the east, we would retreat to the west and sit at the surfers bar watching the Aussie surfers flock to the biggest waves. It was also on this side of the island that we experienced our very first Asian sunset. I think a part of me will always be sitting on that deck, watching the fishermen and surfers go by with a bright orange sun setting in the background.
All images via Wishful Thinking