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JA MANAFARU (link) I’m all about the villa life in the Maldives, so Jared and I were in for a treat when we stayed at Ja Manafaru. After a 75 minute seaplane ride from the airport to the island, we arrived to the island, which is the last resort before the end of the Maldivian waters. The island is kept as natural as possible – they don’t pump or redistribute sand, with no plans to expand the island. Friendly staff greeted us, and we were ready to explore the property. The entire island is engulfed by soft sand, and it takes about 20 mintues to walk around the entire island. Staff are relaxed and great with kids and have an in...
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ONE & ONLY REETHI RAH (link) (instagram) After the first Maldives destination with my son, we headed to the One & Only Resort Reethi Rah, an hour boat ride away from the airport. It’s a beautiful resort located on the Indian Ocean with white sand and blue lagoons. The award-winning resort offers wonderful service in a great location with plenty to do should you find R&R in your villa a little too relaxing. Upon arrival, we were already brainstorming different ideas but heard that the sea turtle snorkeling was not to be missed. The sea turtles are really fun creatures to spot, and if you’re lucky, you’ll even find them wanderin...
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GILI LANKANFUSHI (link) (instagram) When it comes to taking holidays with friends and family, my ideal getaway is an escape from everything I know. This doesn’t necessarily mean I need to go far away, but it usually translates to a beach holiday since I’m from the city. I recently got to escape to the Maldives, which is always a good idea. I took my son with me and went to Gili Lankanfushi resort, a 15-25 minute trip from the Malé International Airport depending on weather conditions. The quick trip by speedboat is great, especially after the plane ride, we didn’t want to have to travel more to get to our hotel. The convenien...
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