Hello my dear friends!
2016 is close to an end. Maldives was on my bucket list to close this amazing year.
During 2016 I assisted to 3 fashion weeks: New York, Milan and Paris; travelled to Cairo where I finally saw the pyramids; travelled to Marrakesh twice unveiling its exciting nightlife; have been in Mykonos, Santorini, Athens and many more destinations in Greece (I became a Greek destinations expert, kind of); to the magical Venice in Italy, and finally ended the year discovering the Maldives!
The Maldives has been in my bucket list since… Ever! The concept “One-Island-One-Resort” was calling!
Indeed, I could play Robinson Crusoe lost in the Island without giving up the Champagne, the Michelin-star food, or the ultimate comfort of a water villa.
My birthday was very close. It was time to mark my 24th anniversary with a special destination.
The dry season, from mid-December to early-May, had actually started.
Since I was living in Malta, we have cheap flights with Turkish Airline Malta/Maldives for €500 roundtrip with only one stop in Istanbul.
After a total of 9 hours flight, we finally landed in Male Airpot.
At the arrivals, someone from Constance Halaveli was awaiting us. He brought us to the hotel lounge in the airport and after 20 minutes we entered in a small water plane from TransMaldivian airways to fly to our resort.
The experience of this 20 minutes flight was seriously amazing!
Unlike others planes, this one was landing and taking off on the water and would carry no more than 10 passengers.
We landed over the water at 100 meters from the Island. I boat came and carried us to the resort.
At our arrival, we were welcomed by the guest relation and staff.
After a 15 minutes chat, Karen, one of the guest relations, accompanied us to our water villa.
If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen the Insta-stories I shared about the interior design of my villa.
A bottle of champagne and a basket of fruits were awaiting us upon arrival at the villa.
We spent the afternoon in our private pool overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the atoll with a glass of champagne, and assisted to one the most beautiful sunset ever! What could we want more from 2016?
Here below is my photo-diary during my stay at the Constance Halaveli.
Nevertheless, nothing can really properly pay justice to the beauty of this place, so I truly recommend you to go there and see by yourself!
Some people asked me: Didn’t you get bored after a while?
I started laughing. How can someone be bored in the Maldives? Unless you are going during the rainy season, if you have sunny days like I did, you definitely won’t get bored.
From sailing, snorkel, diving, meet new people, spending the afternoon in the beach or in your private pool, to spa, gym, to jet-ski, and others aquatic spots, Maldives is a place where there is always things to do!
You can easily make friends, or you can stay on your own if you prefer intimacy and privacy.
Maldives can be a relaxing experience or full of aquatic discoveries. From my side, I would wake-up at 7 AM every morning, take the breakie and at 8:30 AM I would get on a boat for 2-3 dives a day.
How long should you spend in the Maldives? Seriously anywhere from 8 days to 15 would be perfect!
For my birthday, I went to a special degustation dinner under the stars! (I will be sharing the pics in my next post).
Have you ever been in the Maldives? Don’t forget to let me know how was your experience!
Wish to all a Happy New Year 2017!
Where to stay: Constance Halaveli
Photography: Diogo Novo