Ah! Maldives

By Mridula Dwivedi April 12, 2014 10 Comments , ,

Maldives is the second country after South Africa where I want to go back and look for work! My nephew asked me if we could extend the trip somehow? I often leave a bit of my heart at the places I visit, at Maldives I left behind a sizable chunk.

Maldives
Maldives #Lumia1020

The capture started right from the airport. After all at how many places do you take a boat from the airport to go somewhere? The Male airport is on a separate island from the city.

Fihalhohi Island Resort, Maldives
Fihalhohi Island Resort, Maldives #Lumia1020

I am torn between the resort islands and the budget islands. Budget islands have locals residing there, whereas the resort islands have only tourists. In the end I think I will settle for budget islands as it is more fun to have people around and not just tourists.

Wall Art at Maafushi, Maldives
Wall Art at Maafushi, Maldives #Canon550D

Somehow Maafushi had an earthy environment about it and it was as stunning as anything else in Maldives! What a beautiful nation it is! I am keep gushing on and on but let me post some more pictures.

Beautiful Maafushi
Beautiful Maafushi #Lumia1020

I remember calling one of the travel portals a long time ago inquiring Maldives for a solo traveler. And they told me I would be bored to death as only honeymooning couples go there. Well, I am happy to say they were wrong, dead wrong. I didn’t do it solo but every island was not overrun with honeymooners. I have nothing against honeymooners but I am not really seeking out the islands they frequent as well! In the end I am happy I didn’t go with that travel portal.

Ah! Maldives
Ah! Maldives #Lumia1020

And then I chanced upon Svetlana’s blog on Maldives. That was my inspiration. She talked about doing it on a budget. I had some budget. My nephew and I had some leave and there it was, Ah! Maldives. You stole my heart.

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10 thoughts on “Ah! Maldives”

  1. Hi Mridula loved all your articles and pictures. I am planning for a trip from Maldives from Dec 24th-30th..right now my flight and room charges are around to 65000 for 2 pax. If I would like to indulge all the activities will I be able to keep it under one lakh :)..right now I have blocked rooms at askani villa in hulhumale and Ras reef resort at mafushi..whr I have stayed at mafushi?..I have seen many videos which are showing garbage dumped on the shores of mafushi..is it like that?..sry for a long post but too many questions out of curiosity..

  2. I have planned Maafushi with my wife next month. Will stay in a hotel near the jail. Willing to go on a day trip to a resort. Can you suggest me good resorts in budget within 100 USD per person? Does Fihlahohi allow daytrippers to go near the water villas or see inside the villas if any of those is not occupied?

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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