My first international trip was to a place I will never forget.

The beauty of Maldives enchanted and captivated me. I didn’t want to leave this paradise on earth and get back to my mundane life. I left a piece of me behind and wish to go there once again. I fell hard for this place and here are the reasons why –

  • The breath taking first view of MaldivesMaldives
  • The speed boat (or seas plane) ride from Male to the resort.
  • Maldivian hospitality
  • The gorgeous water villas surrounded by the ocean on all sidesMaldives 5
  • The crystal clear water that lets you see 20 m deep
  • Relaxing on Beach
  • The White Sand BeachesMaldives 7
  • Watching ghost crabs skitter away
  • Sharks swimming beside you
  • Relaxing on the sundeck in your villa watching the beautiful sunset while reading a book.Maldives8
  • Sleeping beneath the stars (being a city girl this was a rare occurrence)
  • The sound of the ocean lulling you to sleep
  • The greenery
  • The different varieties of tasty foods to choose from
  • Burger King (so much better than McDonalds)
  • One of the best places in the world for Scuba Diving
  • Waking up every morning to the most magnificent sunrisesMaldives 6
  • Mesmerizing sunsets
  • The cool ocean breeze
  • The song of the Cuckoo’s early in the morning
  • The enchanting beauty of the island
  • Underwater Life – no wordsMaldives (241)a copy
  • Water sports especially snorkeling
  • The view from the villa
  • Photographers paradise
  • The picturesque beauty of the island
  • 50 Shades of Blue of the ocean water
  • Beautiful Grey HeronMaldives 2
  • The bioluminescent phytoplankton
  • Fishes jumping out of the water
  • Wild dolphins swimming and jumping around youMaldives (317)a copy
  • Meeting people from all over the world
  • The serenity and tranquility
  • Being disconnected from the digital world (no phones, no internet. Just us and the ocean).
  • The beauty of the resort during the night
  • Sipping drinks at the cocktail bar overlooking the ocean
  • The smell of the ocean
  • The beautiful night sky full of starsMaldives 3
  • Sitting on the steps on your villa with your feet in the ocean and looking into the vast and endless ocean.
  • The rich living corals
  • Building sand castles or writing on sand
  • The boats
  • Spotting a stone fish and not knowing it is the most venomous fish known to man
  • Spotting different and beautiful fishes and trying to figure out what they are.
  • The privacy
  • Time spent in Maldives is rejuvenating
  • Getting lost in beauty of the island and losing track of time
  • Watching sword fish hunt sardines
  • Walking along the beach with ocean washing the feet
  • A true paradise on earthMaldives 4

Reason 51  – It was my first vacation with my husband and hence will forever hold a very special place in my heart :).

PS – I will write more about the place and share more pictures later :).

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  1. Thanks for the nice travelogue. Also, thanks for sharing these beautiful photos. We wanted to go to Maldives last year. But when I looked up the hotel prices, it was ranging from $400 to $600 a night. I thought that was too much. May be I did not look at the right websites. Can you give some suggestions? Thanks.

    • Maldives is breathtakingly beautiful albeit a bit expensive I won’t say otherwise. Check and for the prices. You might get some good deals there sometimes. There are a few resorts that are bit more economical than few and also it largely depends on the type of room you want to stay in. For example, a water villa will cost a lot when compared to a standard double room(on the beach).

      For around $350 a night, you will get a standard beach double room with an all inclusive package(Inclusive of 3 meals, snacks, drinks and water) which I believe is a very good deal. Not to mention there is also a mandatory speed boat transfer(to and fro) which will be an additional $400(depends on the resort you pick).

      Do let me know if you are planning something and I will try to give more information. 🙂

  2. Tempting pictures, especially the sunset. Looks like you had a real fun time at Maldives.

  3. Wow, wow and wow!

    I’m planning a lavish holiday at the end of this year and now Maldives is sure on the list!

  4. ok first…I quite like the layout of your page…nicely done

    now coming to this post…Maldives was always on my to do list…this has just got me more excited about it….beautifully captured through the photographs

  5. Wow, beautiful pics. Me too need to try to visit this place sometime. After getting a passport first 😛 You need some patience to list 51 reasons alright 🙂

    Destination Infinity

  6. A bit late but nevertheless an awesome post. Maldives is one of the best Honeymoon destinations and no pictures can justify the beauty of Maldives.

    Although a bit costly but I am glad we chose Maldives as our honeymoon destination. Beautiful weather, crystal clear water, Amazing sea life, Awesome food, Perfectly clear night sky and most important of all – seeing your loved one glow with happiness. It made me forget the rest of the world. What else can a man desire?

    Not sure when but sadly, it is said that one fine day all is gonna disappear under the ocean due to melting of ice caps and rising of the seas.

    Hopefully someday we can revisit the magical world of Maldives again.

    • Man… you always make my heart melt. Anyways, I am glad we went to Maldives. It was a true paradise on earth and being there for our honeymoon was a dream come true. The place was gorgeous and beautiful but the guy I had beside me stole the show for me. I want to go back there sometime soon :).

  7. How gorgeous! It sounds like heaven. I’d love to go, it looks beautiful.

  8. I just want to pack my bag and head to airport 🙂 Amazing place. Glad you had a chance to see this great place.

  9. Your post has made me add Maldives in our travel list. Sounds and looks like an amazingly beautiful place. 🙂

  10. absolutely gorgeous pictures! everyone i know who has gone has absolutely loved it!

  11. I am so so so glad you are back!!!!! 😀 Read all your posts on my phone. Could not comment as it is difficult to comment.
    Maldives sounds like a paradise. Those pics are so awesome. I really want to visit this place someday (hopefully) 🙂

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