Going into details on our trip to the Maldives and discussing where we stayed. Also giving you info. on similar destinations. This was my DREAM destination and I’m so excited to share it with you. We stayed at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and we choose an overwater bungalow for our stay. We took our trip in October of 2017, the weather and water temperature was perfect. If you are looking into booking a trip to Male., note that their peak and off season are opposite of the USA. December, January, etc. those are peak months of travel to Maldives. This means its the driest times of the year, however prices are significantly higher these months as well.
I booked our room a year in advance, but waited to get our flights about 4 months out. We flew with Emirates. The flight was from Chicago to Dubai (roughly 14 hours) then we took a connecting flight from Dubai to Maldives (roughly 4 hours). Depending on which resort you choose in Male. you will either take a boat or seaplane from the Maldives airport to your resort.
Upon arrival at Anantara everyone was so welcoming! The views were amazing, they didn’t seem real. Breakfast was included in our package every morning. The rest wasn’t all inclusive, however depending on where you stay or what package you choose, that is an option. Regardless its cash free so you don’t have to worry about carrying your wallet around with you. when you order food, drinks, etc. or do extra activities, they just ask you for your room number and signature. You can pay you bill at checkout. Snorkeling and a lot of the activities are free with your stay, commonly the motorized water sports or scuba diving cost extra.
They have many restaurants to choose from so you won’t go hungry! Also they have the best pina coladas ever!!! I totally recommend this destination, it was the most relaxing and beautiful place I have ever been too.
I’ll list + link some similar destinations below!
El Dorado Maroma (Mexico)
Four Seasons (Bora, Bora)
Sandals Grande St. Lucian (St. Lucia)
Pearl Beach Resort (Bora, Bora)
Lagoon Resort & Spa (Moorea, French Polynesian)
(If you have any questions or want more details about travel, cost, or booking a trip, feel free to message me!)
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