I am not very crazy about spa's but of course like everybody - like to be pampered little sometimes. We booked package for 2 (was cheaper! 'only' 600usd). Oh, well, it was expensive but cheaper!then going separate. We could use spa ALL day! can go earlier and use all facilities - have quiet time alone, use some products for FREE like -put mask on your hair:) use steam room, or just lay near the pool with tea or juice.. ok ok, its boring?? not at all! just RELAX !! that was the idea!
anyway, we had a villa! for ourselves with 2 ladies that did all the treatments. and oh dear.. that was sooo good! they started with feet masssage, then let us change, we ordered lunch(not included in the price!) and our teas/juices/smoothies that was included in the price.. The treatments were PERFECT after that, they filled us bath with some flowers. was sooo niceeee and sun was about to go down, so we set on the terrace and enjoyed our late lunch with that fantastic view!
and all was ONLY for us!!!
For people who like to fish for the big guys, it is possible to go Big Game Fishing. These are a few fish you can catch: marline, silfish, Wahoo, barracuda, yellow fin tuna, sharsk. you can hire a specially adapted boat, which has a fighting chair and fishing rods. The maximum people who can join are 4. Breakfast/lunch and soft drinks are served on board. You can go fishing every day.
The times and prices are:
5am-11am $500 (inclusive breakfast onboard)
5am-5pm $750 (inclusive breakfast and lunch onboard)
The prices are from 2008.
On Kuramthi Island there is a Bio Station. Up here you can get information about the fish/birds etc that are living on this island/Maldives.
Presentatins can be in English and German.
It is daily open at 5pm till 7pm. There are slide shows at 9.30pma (Monday in German and Wednesday in English). Special course on Saturday at 6pm is plankton/submarine.
Next to the bar there is a place were there is stringray feeding. A guy from the resort goes in the water with a basket of food and feeds them.
The feeding is from 6.30pm till 7pm every day. Because this is happening on a daily basis, the stingrays know this. So, they are coming back every day. And they are fighting for the food...
A heron is joining the club as well. Some other fish too.
At Kuramathi Island you have different beaches.
One is the sand bank. It is located at the end of the island. There are no trees to give shade. Only the sun is present here. From here you will have great views of sunsets.
Other beaches are all over the island.
All the beaches have great views over the blue water. So, pick yours and lay down...
On the island of Kuramathi you can walk a route. This is just one route and it goes around the island. The route lasts for about 35 minutes. During this walk you will have great views.
The route is on sand. So, some parts of the route you can walk on your barefeet. I did it as well and it feels so nice. To have the sand between your toes...
There could be sharks swimming around at the Maldives. But you hardly see them. The only sharks that are swimmin nearby (close to the beach) are these white ones with 2 black spots (tail and fin). These sharks won't harm you because they will swim away when you enter the water. Unless you are harming these sharks...
In the water you will find different kind of fish. If you are snorkling you can see them swimming around you. Or if you just swim, they are coming close by as well. Even the tiny fish will 'touch' you.
I saw one 'crazy' fish. When this fish is swimming by and he notices you, he is going to swim on his side. And he will look at you with his big eyes. The first picture I have added, is this fish. Does anybody know the name of this fish?
When you think of the Maldives, one of the things you came up with are palmtrees. At Khuramathi Island you will find palmtrees everywhere. It is nice to see them. And really great to hear is the wind going through the leaves... :)
Try Reethi beach resort or if you prefer a larger island try Kuredu.
Fihalhohi is good and I am hoping to do to Vilamendhoo as it was recommended to us by divers when on Reethi last year. Bandos also has a v good house reef and if you are on a tight budget so does Embudu.
Reethi was the best for me, as we went in October 07 and managed to finally snorkel with Manta's....first time in 6 visits to the Maldives. The dive team run various snorkelling trips for approx $20pp for half a day.
We just returned from Fihalhohi resort, the house reef there is the best I've seen. Some points it starts about 20 feet from the shore and has Baby black tips, Morays, Parrots, Eagle rays, Puffers, Octopus and all the schooling fishes, you can snorkel pretty much three quarters of the way round the island.
The island is about 50 minutes by speedboat from Male.
Snorkeling is a fantastic and fun activity here in the Maldives. It also requires little equipment. Because all the resort islands have shallow areas of the ocean you can do this safely from the comfort of the beach just out front. You will also get a chance to see loads of beautifully co loured fish without the expense and time of a scuba dive. ALL resorts can ret you a snorkel, mask and fins cheaply so you don’t have to pack these bulky items in your suitcase.
Please wear a T-shirt when you are snokeling! I have permanent skin damage my back because I didn’t.
The coral reefs of the Maldives are an amazing living community just below the waves. Coral is a living marine polyp that lives in vast colonies. It has a hard outer shell which creates the brittle mass of the coral reef. The polyps keep growing so the reef will expand, but very slowly. Unfortunately pollution or even changes in water temperature can damage huge areas that will take decades to grow back. Careless divers and fisherman can also cause havoc.
A lot of people want to know on VT, what the weather will be like. In fact many want to know this because of honeymoons. I would love for you to have a perfect weather and a perfect honeymoon, but let’s face it. This is the tropics. It does what it wants too. That means solid rain in the middle of the dry season one day and sunny days during the rainy.
The Maldives is monsoon central. They do have a wet & dry season, based on the monsoons. The dry season is during the northeast monsoon and the wet season during the southwest monsoon. The dry season is from November to April. The wet season is May to October, when prices go down. For all this talk of monsoons, it does not get very heavy rainfall experienced by some of its nearby neighbours. Because the Equator runs through it, the temperature varies very little between an average daily maximum of 30.4 degrees Celsius (86.7F) and the minimum at 25.9 degrees Celsius (78.6F).
I went in May, because it was cheaper. We had one day rained out, but still warm. We caught up on reading, drinking beer and eating. The next day was scuba and sun bathing. Other than that, sprinkles for a few minutes and/or seconds.
Just decide this: expansive, or slightly less expensive. That’s the 2 seasons here.
At one end of Kureu past the Water Villas is a long narrow spit of land (sand) at certain times of the day you can walk out a long way and gaze back at the Island. This area is quite popular around sunset.
More Regions in Maldives