Having travelled to many places around the world and witnessing some particularly tacky wedding ceremonies, I would have to say this looks like the place to get married.
There is a beautiful beach tent adourned with flowers and palms for the ceremony.
Don't do this in the heat of afternoon sun!! A stroll around the Island of Kuredu will take 45-60 mins
You get to take a look at the accommodation throughout Kuredu and also walk on pristine white sand beaches.
From the raised decking of our beach villa you would see dark shadows in the ocean this was my cue to put on the mask and fins and go snorkeling. The larger shadows were usually hawksbill turtles or stingrays.
You simply have nothing else but time here....Bath in the sun...go diving....snorkeling...kanoieng...island hopping.
The island has free diving/snorkelling twice a day.
Many people say that Male (the capital) isn't worth to visit, but I suggest you do that!!
It's also a small island and few hours is enough to see it all...
You'll get a free day tour to Male from Faru.
I have been to a lot of different places in the world known for their beautiful sunsets but none of them compares with the sunset I saw in the Maldives!!! It's a truly amazing sunset!!
The colous are incredible as you can see in my photos. So, alone or with you partner, sit on the beach or in your bungallow balcony , grab a drink ( tropical is even better...) and enjoy it. You will surely have some great moments you will never forget!
One of the best places in the World to suba dive are the Maldives. If you already have a Padi that's ok but if you don't never mind, you can still begin.
I did the beginners scuba dive:
Discover scuba diving
Experience the thrill of diving under the close supervision of our PADI instructor. This 2-hour course consists of a theory briefing and one controlled ocean dive up to 12 metres (39 feet). Participants in this course must be over 10 years old.
It was amazing. Other packages are available for advanced divers.
One of the good things to do while in the Maldives is to have a massage or another body treatment in a spa.
Treatments, like everything in the Maldives are expensive but well worth it. So relax, enjoy and forget everything! You're in Paradise, pamper yourself!
The sea in the Maldives is so clear and there is so many varieties of colourful fishes that it's a pleasure to snorkel here.
There are also many mantas and sometimes harmless baby sharks come near the shore.
The resorts have snorkeling gear available for the guests, usally for free.
The Swimming pool and the park around is a comfortable place, where you can spend your time.
Here, you can swim, or you can sit in a comfortable chair at the bar.
You have the possibility to take a sunbath and to relax in a magnificent atmosphere.
The water in pool is clean and it has a wonderfully colour.
In the evening and in the night, the numerous lamps next to the palms and the bushes create a magical ambiance
If you want a real laugh and give your friend or family member a real fright, follow the following tip:
1. Grab a piece (or two) of bread from the bresakfast table.
2. Wait for your "victim" to go snorkelling with the fishies.
3. When they are in amongst a group of fish, lob the bread in front of their head.
4. The fish all dart towards the bread .......
5. Look innocent when they get real fright and look up after thinking they were about to be attacked.
Even better if you get it on video and when you lob from a jetty you get a better view. Perhaps do a couple of practice runs just to get the fish excited. I found it amazing that these fish could actually see the bread fly through the air and arrived at the spot where the bread would land before the bread! Great fun.
A good way to pass 3 or 4 hours is to partake in a night fishing trip just off your chosen island. During the course of our trip we saw a varied selection of fish being caught with the hand lines we were given. The most memorable part of the evening was seeing half eaten fish being landed. These fish had obviously been eaten by feeding sharks just below the surface!
Should your chosen island belong to the North or South Male Atoll, it may be an idea to spend a day sightseeing at the capital of the Maldives. Our island, Laguna Beach was located on the south Male Atoll and was only approx 45 minutes boat ride at 28 knots from Male.
The trip was organised by our island and on arrival at Male, we had approx. 4 to 5 hours worth of sightseeing which was probably enough to get a feel for life in the capital.
First of all we were given a guided tour of the Botanical Park which allegedly has the highest point above sea level in the whole of the Maldives at 8ft! Hmm, not sure if it is true? We also visited the Grand Mosque where all visitors must respect the religion of Islam and remove their socks and shoes before entering. It was also necessary for me to cover my legs.
We also had time to visit the local fishmarket which was a real hive of activity with fresh fish arriving all the time from boats just across the road. Just behind the fish market is another market selling mostly fruit, vegetables and nuts. And with some time left we were left to our own devices and went souvenir hunting in the local shops where it is possible to buy from a wide and varied selection of local crafts at reasonable prices.
At the end of the day I was glad that we decided to go on this trip and would recommend it even if it is only to take a break away from the sunbathing and snorkelling.
Very few tourists even touch Male as they go direct from the Airport to their respective resorts. I Suggest a half a days visit to Male, the capital of Maldives and witness what life is there. At times you feel as if your Guiliver, cause everything is so small.
You get some nice peaceful restaurants where you can grab a meal or have a cup of coffee. No particular restaurant, you just walk around and pick one out. Some of them I've been to is Dine mor, Dine & Dine out side I always try to eat what the locals eat but in Male most of the dishes are influenced by Indian, Sri Lankan, Pakistani or Bangladeshi dishes and most Maldivian dishes will be a combination. Tuna is very popular in the Maldives. !!
One of the most famous things the Maldivians do in the evening is rounding. The locals get back after work ( Specially the young crowd.) Get into a nice outfit and walk, ride or drive around the city to spend time and meet up with friends. After a couple of hours this way they will get back to their homes. Good excercise though !!!
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