One time in Year 2016, we planned to have a paradise getaway in Maldives. Maafushi is a public island in South Atoll area. This is our second choice, we wanted to go to the North Atoll area but unfortunately our contact never showed in the airport.
We arrived at the wee hours of the night at Male Airport, the normal timing for a promo fare. Luckily when we are searching on where to go there was some tourists that going to this public island and they were suggesting to share with them at their rented speed boat. Then when we know which place, we searched and booked an accommodation on one of their public island.
This trip was really not what we planned instead of being pissed-off because of what had happen, I tried to see the bright side and think faster on what should we do. Once arrive and check-in at the hotel, I approached the receptionist who was also the owner of the resort, if they have an available island hopping tour for the next day so that we would not waste our time then we booked it.
I travelled a lot of beaches and islands from our country in the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand but this place specially the big waves in the Indian Ocean was quite scary but I put my trust on the boatman of the speedboat as he knows what he was doing. And this was my first time riding a speedboat in an open ocean and a wider horizon. While going to the sandbar, we saw a lot of mantra and dolphins on the way, I really enjoyed watching this water creatures swimming on their own world.
The Maldives sandbar is really a white fine sand and you really feel that you were alone in an island though I know that this was an effect of global warming but still I’m amazed on how it would have a shallow one in the middle of this dark blue body of water.
We also visited a private island which we took our lunch and have some photo ops. The ambiance and serenity of this private island was really great at least we explore and experience it.
On the third day, we tried to check the culture and how the people way of living in Maafushi on their normal days. Because tourism is one of their income generating business, they start their day keeping themselves busy in accommodating guests and in cooking the best breakfast for the tourist and most of the resort was doing this. There was also the ILY coffeeshop that you can go and have a sip of your favorite coffee but you can try the housebrand coffee on your hotels. I like their spicy food and grilled seafood. They can accept USD and Maldives Rupiah if you want to buy something in the island.
On the fourth day and last day going to the Airport we tried their public taxi boat that cost USD2 per pax but it will take longer trip. We arrived at Male City, there was still time that we can roam around and took some pictures before going to airport.
This was really one of my adventure in travelling even it doesn’t start properly but ends well and still we enjoy the trip.