Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Maldives: A Trip to Banyan Tree

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And back to the Maldives we go (if only literally). We took a little speedboat across to the Banyan Tree hotel one evening for a tour and some food and, oh my, what a rush. It's an absolutely beautiful hotel; the rooms, the island, the restaurant, the sea... errrrrthang. They have this beautiful building at the back of the island that was set up for a dinner later that evening, so we had a little perv (mouth, as always, hanging wide open) and then sat there to watch yet another beautiful sunset. After a delicious dinner - complete with fresh coconut water - we headed back along the jetty to get our boat and I heard the biggest scream coming from ahead of me (I was hanging back to take 5 million pictures of the water because that's what I do).. turns out there was a big-ass shark swimming around the jetty. I tried to get a wee picture, as you can see above, but darn that thing was fast. All the sharks in the Maldives are vegetarian but they still make you wish you'd been wearing an adult nappy when you see them.

Oh, speaking of marine life, one of the highlights of visiting the island was seeing the little baby turtles - how cute are they? Seriously, my heart. Banyan Tree are one of the leading hotels when it comes to protecting the Indian Ocean's eco-system, and one of the programmes they run is a conservation for sea turtles where they can nest and breed safely in the area before being released into the wild, free willy style. They've released more than 400 since it began and, as a guest, you can go along and help monitor their growth as well as attending feeding sessions. Pretty amazing, huh? They truly the most adorable little things, for added fun I'd give them little voices like the turtles in Nemo (I know, there I go with Finding Nemo again).

If you missed out on my last Maldives post - it's a big 'un - you can catch up with it here.

Amy

Once again, thank you to Angsana Ihuru for such an incredible stay 

23 comments:

Ashley Christabelle said...

Can't get enough of the Maldives. Such a beautiful island, those turtles are so cute! x

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Caterina Petrucci said...

bloody hell!! it's just like in movies! seriously stunning... the light, the sand, it's so dreamy!! enjoyyyyy <3

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Holl JC said...

These photos are absolutely divine Amy, so so beautiful! x

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Anonymous said...

The island looks beautiful. Making me so excited about going on holiday next month!

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marbleandrose said...

I need to go to the Maldives so much! Look at that sea, stunning :)
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Camille said...

Magnificent place
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Alice Rowe said...

I'm so jealous, it looks absolutely stunning and your photos are incredible!
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Maria said...

Oh wow, this looks so so gorgeous!! Putting this place on my travel list right now! I love baby turtles! This place looks incredible.

Anonymous said...

this place looks incredible!! I'd love to go one day. Bali is beautiful too :)
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Allie Davies said...

This is paradise, I swear. NEED to go here!

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Lauren Rose said...

It looks absolutely beautiful!!!

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Patricia G. said...

This is the paradise!
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Ashlee Favro said...

So amazing, looks unreal!

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Kate Wilson said...

I've been seeing so much of the maldives on social media recently and it's making me want to go so much! x
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Silly Crazy Me said...

Oh my goodness, this place looks incredible!!!! Look how blue the water is <3 I hope you had a lovely time!
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Jeany Roge said...

The pictures are amazing and it looks like such a perfekt holiday!
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Kristina Maggiora said...

Girl these photos are making me want to pack my bags and go to the Maldives right now x

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dreamofadventures said...

These photos are incredible! And yes the baby turtles are adorable =o) Looks like you saw a lot of marine life! (I can't believe the shark!) Wishing I was going to the Maldives =o)

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Sheila Joy said...

Simply beautiful! The turtles <333

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Poperie said...

Amazing pics! I think heaven is just like this place!

Lauren Britton Loves said...

How lovely to see the turtles in their natural habitat and so teeny tiny too! These photos are adding serious wanderlust to my dreams of visiting the Maldives, so beaut!

Lauren x
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