Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Honeymoon Recaps - Our Hotel

Since we are waiting for the pro pics of the wedding, I figure I'll start backwards and do recaps of our honeymoon while we are waiting. As you may recall, Mr. Milk and I were super excited about our trip to the Maldives. We had wanted to go to the Maldives ever since we had seen a brochure of a hotel at a wedding show I attended back in early 2009. The photos were just magnificent. And let me tell you, the real thing does not disappoint!!

I don't think I have been to a more beautiful place in my life! The Maldives consists of about 1000 little islands spread along the Indian Ocean. Typically, each little island is a resort of its own. With nothing else there. And I mean nothing. It's just the hotel, restaurants of the hotel, the beach, sand, sun, and tourists. There are no roads, no cars, no signs, nothing. If you want to get away and relax then this is the place to be! Maldivians rely mainly of tourism for their income and thus treat tourists with a whole lot of respect.  Mr. Milk and I are still amazed by the quality of service we received there! We would highly highly recommend a trip there! 

Anyway, we arrived early in the morning after a red-eye flight, that actually wasn't too bad. We were upgraded to business class for the first leg of our trip, and since we were flying with Emirates, this was definitely an experience. And to start it all off right, we ordered a champagne cocktail :) Unfortunately the few pictures I took of the flight are on Mr. Milk's phone. 

When we arrived in Male, the capital city/island of the Maldives, we were greeted by hotel staff who helped us with our luggage and escorted us to the speedboat that would take us to our hotel. Once on the boat we were given cold towels and drinks and we were off to the Velassaru


The island was tiny! It took us about 15 mins to walk around it at a leisurely pace! The first night both Mr. Milk and I were thinking "what will we do here for a week! There's nothing!" It took us about a day to get over that and then we didn't want to leave! 

This was the lobby of the hotel. What do you notice? NO WALLS!!

The entrance to the lobby area. That's the spa in the distance

The pool area. I love infinity pools. As you swam all you saw was the ocean. 

The jetty where our boat docked to let us onto the island. We were greeted by the hotel staff and offered a non-alcoholic mojito! Delish!

The lobby at night. As you can see, the floor is covered in sand! Mr. Milk and I spent the entire week either barefoot or in flip-flops.

And this was our beach villa! Room 201. Love it!

Our bed on arrival

The rest of the room 

And the best part? The outdoor bathroom! We were in love with this idea! 

A close up of the outdoor shower. The resort consists of 127 villas and there is nothing taller than that so no one could peer into your bathroom. 

Our porch and private garden


Our own private loungers! What a view!

Over water bungalows to the right of us and a small bar called Chill which was packed at sunset!

Our view on the left. This was definitely my idea of a relaxing holiday!

14 fabulous blogger's comments:

SG to SP said...

This place looks amazing!! Our place had an outdoor shower as well which was really neat.

Corinne said...

Oh my gosh the place is breath taking! I will be adding it to my list of "possible honeymoon spots"! :)

Morgan said...

What a place! Looks so beautiful and relaxing!

Luna said...

what a beautiful place. so relaxing, wish i was there.

Ghenet said...

Amazing hotel! I would love to go there.

Heather said...

Gorgeous!!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Wow! It looks amazing! I wish I could go there right now after the week I've had!

Princess Christy said...

These views are AMAZING!! What an awesome honeymoon site :)

Giovanna said...

looks amazing! welcome back, married lady!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Whoa. Just whoa.

honey my heart said...

what an amazing place :)

Kristin said...

OMG, color me crazy jealous. I've been dying to go there. Your pics are simply divine...That bathroom. WOW!

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous; I would def go back to the Maldives, I loved it!

Your villa looks fantastic, we went for a overwater one but the island ones look wonderful!

Looking forward to hearing about the rest too.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Looked so nice and secluded! Love!