Maldivian Magic

The Maldives possesses this ethereal beauty that does not feel quite real, even when you are there… Being back in cold, rainy London, looking back through these pictures, those two weeks in paradise seem like a dream. {How every spa ought to look like!}

The Maldives has had a place in my heart since I was a child – as a family, we have been coming to this tiny Indian Ocean paradise every couple of years for as long as I can remember. I have been unfailingly mesmerised by the luminous combination of clear turquoise water and perfectly white beaches, as well as its rich, practically pristine underwater world.
 {Private Infinity Pools}

This year, we once again spent a fortnight over Christmas and New Year immersing ourselves in much-needed sublime sunshine and crystal-clear waters, strolling along pretty beaches to stretch our legs, spending hours at the spa (without feeling any guilt), looking for dolphins at sunset and diving almost every day to explore the astonishing marine life the Maldives has to offer.

Maldives consists of nearly 1,200 small coral islands, every one of which boasts dreamlike white-sand beaches. What’s even more impressive is that each resort is its own private island, making this destination absolutely perfect if you are looking for complete peace of mind and body relaxation, or a for a quintessentially romantic secluded getaway. With nothing but story-book cyan blue waters around, on each island you will feel millions of miles away from civilisation! In addition, because of its rich and varied underwater world, Maldives has always been a magnet for those even remotely instructed in marine life.The country is known for hotels of unrivalled luxury and with over 100 to choose from – some slightly more affordable than others – you will be spoilt for choice. I have had the opportunity to try out a few myself, and so far my favourite local hotels include Six Senses Laamu, Maalifushi by COMO and Velaa Private Island. The latter is on a completely different level of luxury. This year we tried Baros, a small elegant hotel of understated luxury conveniently located a 20-minute boat ride from the airport, Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa, whose mesmerising landscapes during low tide reminded me of Bolivian Self Flats.

2 responses to “Maldivian Magic”

  1. You made beautiful photos, Olga. The Maldives look perfect in your photos.

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