We wanted a beach vacation in paradise and the Maldives delivered. The seaplane to the Baa Atoll from Male offered views of many of the awesome resorts and azure waters the Maldives is famous for. Our stay was the stuff dreams are made of. We had a villa on stilts over a stunning lagoon. The villa itself was as nice as you could hope for and it was connected to a perfect garden island with the softest white sand. The pools were picture perfect. And the service…. wow. They referred to us by name during our entire stay and bent over backwards to make sure we were happy.
One night they organized a private dinner for us out on the best part of the beach. We dined barefoot and had an excellent meal. In fact all our meals here were delicious. They have three separate restaurants and an overwater lounge/bar. The spa was also amazing (voted best in the Maldives last year). We went snorkeling and I went diving while here. I even tried yoga for the first time as the sun rose. We loved the bicycles they provided to get around and found all sorts of areas on the island to enjoy our time. I also managed to get a massive adrenaline rush by taking out a wave runner with a local guiding me and going full throttle through mixed ocean conditions around four other islands. I couldn’t stop smiling for hours after I returned. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
We split our time in the Maldives between two resorts. Fortunately the first resort is where we spent most of the trip. The second resort was closer to Male and was chosen to make it easy for our morning flight out. This island could have been paradise for some, but just couldn’t live up to the perfection of the first place. Here we stayed on the beach instead and had a private plunge pool where we ended up spending most of our time. It was great watching the sunsets, and simply relaxing.
Our Maldives trip was incredible and ranks right up there with Bora Bora and the Seychelles as true places of paradise.