I need a vacation. I want a vacation. I miss my vacation.
A vacation that is in paradise.
My idea of paradise is a pristine tropical island with swaying palm trees, pure white beaches, villas on top of crystal clear green water, coral reefs, colorful fish, endless food and drinks, sunshine, and privacy surrounded by crystalline lagoons of varying shades of blue.
There’s no place on earth I’ve traveled to that is like Maldives, where W and I vegged out in amazing tropical wonderland with picturesque breathtaking view for a week for our honeymoon at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, that was almost a year ago.
Here are several pictures from my trip (taken with my iPhone 4S because I broke my dSLR on the second day of the trip) to inspire you to visit the Maldives one of these days (before the islands disappear maybe within 50 years).
Caught a lightning while on our boat to catch a seaplane to get to the resort.
A doni picked us up at the seaplane dock, that was a few miles away from the resort.
Greeted by a Maldivian drummer.
Our beach villa for the first few night of our stay, where the bathroom is uncovered and the water is just a few footsteps from our patio.
The friendly staff decorated our bed and tub with fresh hibiscus and provided us a bottom of champagne and cake. Making our romantic and unforgettable honeymoon much much much sweeter.
The second half of the trip was extraordinary in a water villa with breathtaking view every morning when we woke up.
Fish kept us company while we used the toilet and shower.
Jacuzzi right on our villa and look at that picturesque view.
Snorkeling right off of our water villa.
Endless coral reefs to look at during low tide. If you look carefully, you could see million of fish.
What we did most during our stay was eat, drink, play in the water, get tan, and vegged out. Is this what true freedom is?
The resort staff has to bring in sand every other day to elevate the island to prevent from sinking…too quickly.
We witnessed a couple got marry at the resort.
Out on a doni to watch sunset.
W and my version of Titanic
Here comes the food portion, just some of the food we ate.
A day of spa on the island was spectacular. While getting massaged, we watched fish and sharks swam back and forth.
Marine life is everywhere just a footstep away from us.
And we will definitely be back…soon.
Maldives is truly heaven on Earth. The real scene is much more amazing. You just have to be there to experience it for yourself.
Where is your paradise?
Have a beautiful day!