This is going to be a really hard post to write because I want to add all the photos! :) My husband and I have just returned from the most amazing week in the Maldives, where we did lots of snorkelling, so I think it will be better to write two posts - this one in the air and on land and a second one for in the sea.
We left Heathrow on a A380 and switched to a B777 at Dubai. At Malè we boarded an inter islander plane and flew low over the Maldives to Kooddoo Airport and from there we boarded the hotel's speed boat to take us the rest of the way.
Our destination was The Residence at Falhumaafushi on the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, just 0.6' north of the Equator.
We stayed in a water villa with our own private deck and infinity pool.
The whole island was the hotel resort and it was beautifully manicured. Each guest had a bicycle to get around the island on and my husband has a very funny video of me nearly falling off when I tried to cross over a hose pipe! :)
As you can see we really got away from it all; the island wasn't busy and sometimes it felt as though we were the only people there.
We meet some of the locals! :)
We took sunrise and sunset yoga classes over the ocean and the sunset classes finished with meditating under the stars!
We also had a massage at the spa. My husband's first ever massage and now he wants more! :)
And the food was delicious, especially the desserts!
Eating our breakfast on the beach was a lovely way to start each day.
We both left the island feeling very relaxed and thoroughly spoilt.