This is it: Paradise on Earth

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).

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Caught a lightning while on our boat to catch a seaplane to get to the resort.

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A doni picked us up at the seaplane dock, that was a few miles away from the resort.

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Greeted by a Maldivian drummer.

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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.

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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.

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The second half of the trip was extraordinary in a water villa with breathtaking view every morning when we woke up.

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Fish kept us company while we used the toilet and shower.

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Jacuzzi right on our villa and look at that picturesque view.

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Snorkeling right off of our water villa.

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Endless coral reefs to look at during low tide. If you look carefully, you could see million of fish.

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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?

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The resort staff has to bring in sand every other day to elevate the island to prevent from sinking…too quickly.

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We witnessed a couple got marry at the resort.

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Out on a doni to watch sunset.

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W and my version of Titanic

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Here comes the food portion, just some of the food we ate.

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A day of spa on the island was spectacular. While getting massaged, we watched fish and sharks swam back and forth.

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Marine life is everywhere just a footstep away from us.

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And we will definitely be back…soon.

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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!

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37 Responses to This is it: Paradise on Earth

  1. CSP says:

    simply amazing!! well captured!

  2. Irene…I haven’t been taken away like this in someones post for a very long time. Thank you for the virtual vacation!!! Girl…you had some terrific pictures here! Congrats!

  3. Hi neversleeping Irene ;-)

    Lovely pics! I was twice in Maldives, a really lovely place! Although, there are a lot of other awesome places which you could call “paradise”, such as the Seychelles, Los Roques, Madagascar, Iguazù and and and..! One of my favorite’s my home sweet home :-P :-)

    • Irene says:

      Twice! Lucky you! I heard of Seychelles, Madagascar, and Guam too. Maybe we will get to visit them one day too. So many places to go so little time and money.

      But I agree…home is the best. Great point :)

  4. lignumdraco says:

    Wow. That’s an amazing place. Thanks for the wonderful photos.

    And a big shame about breaking the dslr on day 2.

  5. Looks heaven! I want to be on vacay too. ;) Lovely photos Irene.

    • Irene says:

      Thanks, Anne! We all need some vacation time. Whether it will be in Maldives or some me time, we should all take a break and relax. Hope you will get your vacay soon! xoxo

  6. petit4chocolatier says:

    Irene, this is absolutely a breathtaking place. Your pictures are magnificent. Wow!! I would love to go there :)

  7. Beautiful dear! i must get to the Maldives one day! and Bora Bora too!

    • Irene says:

      We were contemplating between Bora Bora and Maldives for the honeymoon. But considering that the islands might be sinking in the next 50 years, we decided. However, we still need to go to Bora Bora to experience the differences :)

  8. jalal michaeal sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com says:

    Exquisite vacation .Fantastic post ,lovely pictures.Wishing both of you many more.jalal vacations

  9. michelle kim says:

    OHHH EM GEEEE… I need to go there some day. The water looks sooooo beautiful and everything looks delicious! :D

  10. Lesley says:

    Oh my gosh Irene! These photos are spectacular! I especially love your version of the Titanic – so cute.The food, the scenery and oh, that bath tub! I want to go there NOW. :)

    • Irene says:

      It was an exceptional mind-blowing experience, especially it was so different than our other vacations (where we would walked and site see a lot). We paid to do nothing :)

  11. Adam S says:

    Wow, nice place. The pics turned out really exceptional. I like that shot looking outside from inside the restaurant. I can feel the breeze…….

  12. liveblissful says:

    wow that looks amazing! i didnt realise maldives was so beautiful, which resort did you stay in?

    • Irene says:

      We stayed at Lily Beach Resort & Spa, which is an island resort about 30-40 minutes of seaplane from the main airport. The resort has nice beach and water villas and one of the best sites for scuba diving.

  13. snati001 says:

    Beautiful pictures! Gotta keep Maldives in mind for a vacation :)

  14. Jean says:

    Looks lovely and posh. I actually have not yet travelled no more exotic than Hawai’i –twice which I enjoyed a lot.

    We’re different when we travel since we bike around a lot..or in the winter snowshoe in the mountains to our lodge.

    • Irene says:

      This islands in Maldives are small but you can still bike. You just might be done in 5 minutes :)

      Hawaii is very nice too…the water is amazingly warm and green there. I was there once…almost 20 years ago. It’s an exotic vacation as well with lots more to do.

  15. tokyohamster says:

    What a great collection of honeymoon photos! That looks like a place where I should be right NOW! We’ve been planning to go, but the flight is quite a trek!

  16. Amy @ Healthy and Fit for Real says:

    This looks unbelievable! Wish I was there.

  17. Wow this looks amazing!! I will have to keep this in mind when thinking about our next trip!

  18. KK says:

    Beautiful pictures. Yes, that is a vacation

  19. bobiniblog says:

    Amazing. Just put it on the bucketlist ;-) And verry pretty pictures you have!

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