You must be wondering, what again? I was in Maldives back in June and I'm back and yes to the same resort. A month after coming back to the Maldives, hubs and I had a discussion about where to go for the December holidays and I mentioned Maldives. Hubs was totally for the idea and so here we are.
Why Centara Grand again? Why not? We loved the service there the first time round and nothing beats the all inclusive package provided. We really did not need to worry about excursions, food or even spa treatments. Everything was included in the price.
Anyway I let the pictures do the talking. Perhaps you can see why I love this place so much. Warning though, this is a picture heavy post.
|Luxury Sunset Villas|
We managed to get a villa with a great location. It faces outwards towards the edge of the atoll and the waters are slightly deeper which meant that on high tides we could swim out to the edge of the atoll. This means more fish especially the bigger ones.
I love my quiet times in the morning before my "boys" wake up and create a ruckus. I get a book and a cup of tea or milo and sit right at the edge with my feet dangling out and watch the fish and feel the breeze on my face. Nothing beats the sound of waves, the early morning sun and the smell of the sea.
Here are pictures of the surrounding areas.
These are the lovely ladies at the Island Club who took very good care of us during our visit. I'm surprised that the staff remember us.
Hubs finally decided to pursue his diving dream and take up the PADI course. That meant that DS and I were by ourselves most of the time. I snorkelled at the reef around our villa by myself as DS was still afraid of swimming out there. He prefers the lagoon. I am truly over my fear of snorkelling and managed to swim quite far out by myself to explore. Here are some pictures I took of the marine life.
Our villa from the distance. DS helped to keep a watch out for me while I snorkelled.
|Meyer's Butterfly Fish|
|Black tipped reef shark|
I was right in the middle of this school of fish.
|Black spotted puffer fish|
|Not sure what this is but I name it Camo Fish!|
|I have no idea what this is|
Hubs encountered a sea turtle during his practice dive and managed to take this amazing picture.
What is your favourite vacation?