Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Maldives: Visiting A Completely Uninhabited Island

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Ah, the Maldives... Where do I even start. Everything you’ve heard about it's true; it's like you’ve stepped right into google images or Pinterest or your wildest, bluest dream. I had (very) high hopes and they were beyond exceeded, the entire time you’re like that little boy after the dentist going, 'is this real liiiiiiiife?'. The four of us honestly spent 90% of the time looking at one another to check if it was all actually happening. I don’t really know how to put into words how amazing it is (not without weeping anyway) so I thought the best way to give you a feel of it was, as always, to split it into photo diaries. Initially there were going to be two posts in total, but there was, um, 6000 pictures – over 300 of which I wanted to share – so I’ve split it up into three different parts based around each of the resorts we stayed at. And I’ll maybe throw in a fourth if I’m feeling really crazy. So, after a lot of internal debating, I thought I'd start with the Sandbank island we visited. Feast your eyes on THIS:

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So there are a few different types of islands in the Maldives, one of which is the sandbank island. This means that not only no people live on the island, but no plants or living beings of any kind live here either. The most unsociable of the islands, if you will. It’s literally just pure white sand and a whole lot of blue sea. Luckily Ihuru own one of these sandbanks, so we got to experience it with our very own eyes. It’s pretty surreal pulling up to it; the sea surrounding it is so clear that you can see right down to the bottom, as crystal clear as if you were looking into a swimming pool. A beautiful swimming pool filled with lots of brightly coloured coral and fish, that is. After a little snorkel around the island, a big marquee was set up and we sat under it and had a beautiful – and very colourful - spread. 

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I mean look at the colour of that water in that last photo.. what the shit.

So, there's a little Maldives taster for you - I'll be back next week with one of my big-ass photo diaries for you, so get a cup of tea and a biscuit - or maybe a packet of biscuits - ready for that one. 


Thank you so much to the wonderful Angsana Ihuru for hosting us and making all of my Maldives dreams come ture


Stylebygina said...

Wow, this place is so beautiful!

Lauren said...

This looks like the perfect holiday!

Unknown said...

look like a heaven on earth!

Tusks and Tails said...

Dreamy for sure! Just got back from the Caribbean! Did 5 islands in a week and the water was like this!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh that is just like completely UNBELIEVABLE!!! Look at that water! It's so clear it looks like that boat is docked right up on the beach.


Anonymous said...

My god ! This is so beautiful

Patricia G. said...

This is the paradise!

Makarena said...

Wow I definitely wish I could travel there someday! Such a gorgeous place!

La Luna Vita

Ashley Christabelle said...

My gosh, all these shade of blues!!!! Maldives is a place I have to visit before I turn twenty! x

Abbie said...

Oh myyyy, how utterly beautiful! xx

Caroline said...

I have no words, yet I felt the need to
As you said, it literally looks like photoshop or all those google images that you cry over looking out your window to the rubbish British weather!lol


Tatjana said...

It looks unreal! So beautiful!

Emma Lisa said...

These photos are so beautiful! I'd love visit here one day x

Unknown said...

wow, amazing photos! So fascinating that it is inhabited as well! x

The Style Rawr said...

JUST STOP. I want to go!! It reminds me of Fiji. SWOON.

T xx

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