We woke up early again to see sunrise. Even I saw it every day, it was beautiful and I would never be bored of the view.
We went out for breakfast and the restaurant staff prepared a table for us as it was our last day in the resort.
However, we decided not to sit on that table since we wanted to sit where we can see outside view well although we felt bad for the staff. The breakfast was awesome.
We could rent sea kayak for an hour for free of charge, so we rented and tried to land at Moyo Island. This is an uninhabited island located between Veli and Dhigu Island. I really liked this island has wild natures and not developed. This is one of the best spot to take photo in this resort. Thus, I regretted I couldn’t bring any camera or mobile since there was a risk we fall into the water when kayaking.
We spent our time in the afternoon on the beach or on our balcony. Although we were in the resort, we were always active to do something.
Afterwards, I found the way to be landing on Mayo Island with camera. The staff told me I can take boat which is usually going to Dhigu Island and ask to drop us off on the island. I brought my sister with me that I needed a photographer to take photo of me though she preferred to stay on the beach. We took nice photos and went back to the beach on Veli Island.
My sister went for yoga session as usual and I decided to try yoga on the board instead. It was first time for me to do it even for paddle surfing. I’ve been doing yoga for many years but it was difficult to keep balance on the board and I fell into the water. Though it was fun, I don’t think I will do yoga on the board again as I felt like getting seasick on the board. It was USD 60 for 1 hour session.
Since we already checked out though we could use out room till 4pm, my sister and I went to spa on Veli Island to take shower before we leave. The spa was different from the one on Dhigu Island which is ocean front and located in the middle of Veli Island that the atmosphere was also good.
After we’d done our refreshments, we would have dinner at hotel. However, we didn’t have time to eat. The boat came to pick us up at 8pm and we left beautiful island for airport. It took around 40 minutes to reach.
At the airport, we quickly had dinner at food court before we checked in. I had Thai soup with noddle that was Maldives price. There were shops selling souvenirs at departure area. In Maldives, the places we can buy souvenirs were very limited that it could be either shop at hotel or at the airport. So, you can do shopping in last minutes at the airport as the price was not much different.
We flew back to Dubai with Emirates Airline and took off at 10.55pm. We slept most of time on the board and arrived at 2 am, so that actual duration was about 4 hours. My sister transferred to another flight to Japan and I reached home in Dubai at 3am.
I really loved my trip to beautiful island, Maldives and wished to stay longer. I have been to several beach resorts such as Hawaii, Guam, etc. but Maldives was the “resort”. We only stayed on the island, so basically nothing else to do except doing some activities. Therefore, it was the best place to forget busy life in the city and focus on only beautiful natures.
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort where we stayed was awesome. Especially Anantara Veli was for adults and it was very quiet. The room was clean with amazing view, friendly staff and Wi-Fi was available anywhere in the resort. We had a concern before we visited that we may run out of drinking water in the room but they provided us plenty of water when room cleaning twice a day, so there was nothing to worry about. Thus, they have many activities for both chargeable and free of charge so that you will not be bored in the resort even if you would stay for a long time.
I guess there are so many resorts, from reasonable to super expensive, in Maldives and you could be able to choose your resort depending on your budget. I would recommend this resort, Atantara for couple, group of friends and (maybe Anantara Dhigu for) family since the price was affordable and I really enjoyed. I wish to come back to again in near future.