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Maldives Islands – The Ultimate Relaxation with the most Amazing Views

What’s the Maldives like?

When you look at photos of the Maldives Islands, you never imagine it would actually look as it does in those photos – and you’re right, it doesn’t. The pictures do not do it justice! Maldives is by far one of the most beautiful areas of the world and the views are just breath-taking!

As mentioned in the last article – Travelling Sri Lanka – Our Classic Ceylon Tour, Maldives was our last stop before heading home. Only a short one hour flight to Male Airport and a further 45 seaplane journey to the Island of Komandoo, and there we arrived to this tiny island.

When choosing an island first of all, consider what kind of break your looking for

 

There are a range of resorts in the Maldives, so usually there is something for everyone. Choosing an island was definitely a challenging decision, however we can definitely say that Komandoo was a great choice for us.

Firstly, if you’re looking for an intimate, ultimate relaxation, friendly staff as well as guests – this is the place to be. This island is also a popular honeymoon destination. Komandoo was a fantastic experience, from the welcome we received, to the time we had to say goodbye.

As for accommodation, we opted for a beach villa – convenient, close to the restaurant, reception and watersports. We stayed for 4 nights, all-inclusive. We definitely recommend going all-inclusive in the Maldives otherwise the price of drinks/food can be very expensive. Also, the benefit of going all-inclusive here is that you can also get a couple of free lessons in water activities such as snorkelling and windsurfing. The island also has evening entertainment on most nights including live musicians.

We also had the opportunity to visit another nearby island taking a 30 minute boat ride to Kuredu. This island is a much larger island. This island has a lot more activities available and more importantly also allows children, whereas Komandoo is an adults only island. To get from one side of the island to another, you’ll need to catch a buggy ride. Both islands are beautiful but have completely different vibes.

As Komandoo is such an intimate island, it was great to get to know the staff, from the reception staff to the waiters to the cleaner. We can truly say that the staff here made our experience in the Maldives more than we could have ever imagined and we can see why after talking to other guests why people go back year after year!

The Maldives is definitely a place you should couple with another destination

 

Teaming this trip with Sri Lanka was a great decision, and we would totally recommend this to everyone. If you’re an adventurous person, touring Sri Lanka and finishing of relaxing in the Maldives before heading back is the perfect combination!

Let us know about your trips to the Maldives, with so many different resorts to choose from, we think we will definitely be making another trip back out there at some point. Any suggestions welcome!

8 Comments

  • Ioannis

    I would love to go to the Maldives. Although it may be a little too structured and organized for my tastes, it is one of those heavenly places you just can’t miss. Maybe soon I will make my wish come true! Thank you for your beautiful post. I will also read the one you’ve written about Sri Lanka which is another place I’d like to get to know. Keep traveling!

  • Greg

    I love your photos and description of Komandoo! I have wondered if getting all inclusive packages was a good deal. I really like the option to choose a water sport activities. I’ll start planning my trip soon!

  • Furkan

    I hope that my girlfriend would like the idea of visiting Sri Lanka, too as I always wanted to see there. Do you know any good hotels in Sri Lanka?

    • The Binge Traveller

      Hey- there’s lots of great hotels in Sri-Lanka. We would recommend Hotel Sigiriya for sure if you go there. Check out this review here. Other hotels we stayed in were relatively generic (but nice) and similar in price. The country is fantastic so you don’t need amazing hotels to be honest.

  • Jennifer

    I’m so glad you suggested going all-inclusive for this trip (especially since I can get a couple of activities included:) ). Your pics are soooo beautiful and I haven’t traveled in so long. I love the idea of a villa on the beach too. Is the weather pretty consistent throughout the year? Also, is there any particular site or agency that you’d recommend me book through? Thanks for your help!

    • The Binge Traveller

      Hey Jennifer, thank you for your comments, the pictures really do not do the place justice. You’ll have to go see for yourself! :). The weather is pretty consistent. I should warn you that it’s prone to short showers, but it really is no cause for concern, literally lasts a 10-15 minutes a couple of times a day. In terms of booking, we went through Hayes and Jarvis who we found significantly cheaper than other providers. Please note that we travelled in early September, which is just before the peak season and paid in full 2 months before the holiday which benefited us a lot. We approximate it saved us 2000 english pounds. With international travel it’s good to either book very early, or late (2 months prior to travel is late). Check our post – How to travel well for less – great deals within your budget for more details. Any further advice, fell free to contact us directly. 🙂

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