Travel Wish List: MALDIVES

Friday, October 8, 2010

Need a holiday? Me too! After all that's been going on in my life lately I think I kinda need a vacation. But until I have the time and the money to actually take one, I decided to daydream instead. This post is to start my new Travel Series posts. Okay, so...what's your dream vacation? How bout Maldives? Anyone?

Maldives is one of my Holiday Wish List!! It probably stands on the top 3 of my list ^__^
The Maldives is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean. It stands in the Laccadive Sea, about seven hundred kilometers (435 mi) south-west of Sri Lanka. The Maldives is the smallest Asian country in both population and area. The Maldives consists of approximately 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers, making this one of the most disparate countries in the world.

If you're a nature lover or loves the beach or love spending time in serene tranquil places then Maldives (despite it's expensive cost) is for you. Yes, Maldives is like heaven on earth, where else would you get that clear blue shallow sea where you could play in the water without having to be afraid of the waves, and that clear blue unpolluted sky? And those secluded white sands little islands surrounded with lush tropical trees?!

One of my favorite among my must-see hotel wishlist is the Huvafen-Fushi:

Located in the North Male Atoll of Maldives, this resort is like my dream comes true! I found this resort when I was browsing the web for my "Top Ten World's Best Hotel Room with a view" list. Huvafen Fushi's Ocean Bungalow's bathroom is stunning with a BIG window overlooking the gorgeous ocean and big blue sky. This is hubby's most favorite hotel bathroom from my Top Ten List.

Set within its very own lagoon, Huvafen Fushi is a naturalist's wonderland where the stunning environment – both above and below the waterline – is an attraction in itself. Huvafen Fushi offers several types of first class luxury accommodations:
  • Bungalows with Plunge pool (125 sqm);
  • Deluxe Beach Bungalow with Plunge Pool 160 sqm);
  • Lagoon Bungalows with Plunge pool (130 sqm);
  • Ocean Bungalows with Plunge pool (160 sqm;
  • Beach Pavilion with Private Pool (800 sqm);
  • Ocean Pavilions with private pool (330 sqm)
On top of my wishlist? The Ocean Bungalows or Ocean Pavilions with Plunge Pool, of course! Here's the Ocean Bungalow and the Ocean Pavilion with plunge pool:

Ocean Bungalow with Plunge Pool
The aptly named Ocean Bungalows look toward the vast Indian Ocean for miles and miles. Exploring your three-tier deck, you'll find a fresh water infinity pool, dining area, alluring day bed and sunbathing terrace. The living room features a 50' Plasma and Bose surround system which can be easily transformed from state of the art theater to a soothing massage room with glass floors to view the pristine water below. Post massage, sink into your oversize Jacuzzi bath and lose yourself in the endless shades of blue stretching toward the horizon.

Ocean Pavilion with Private Pool
A further 100 meters out in the Indian Ocean, these stunning Pavilions face the sunset and are the last word in pampered luxury. Privacy is assured as access to these wooden walkways is only to pavilion resident. Your private fiber-optic lit infinity pool flows from the indoor out and blends naturally with the horizon. The master bedroom is open plan. An infinity edge Kohler bath that fills from the ceiling forms the centerpiece within a hydro body spa shower. A second bedroom with 32' Plasma with direct access to its own outdoor deck completes each pavilion. A dedicated Thakuru (butler) is on call 24 hour.

Has your jaw fell to the floor yet? ^o^ Indulging, aren't they? Could someone with an unlimited creditcard please stand up?! Maybe someone with an American Express Centurion, better known as the "black card"??! And please pick me and hubby to stay over for a couple of days at either of those rooms above and I will be your servant forever, your wish is my command, I'd praise the ground you walked on, please pretty please please...??

Huvafen Fushi also has many things to see and do (like yawning and relaxing in your daybed and plunge pool all day is not enough for you), such as sparkling lagoon and pristine coral-sand beach to have an afternoon breezy walk on, an outdoor salt water floatation pool, yoga pavilion, over water fully-equipped gymnasium, PADI certified Scuba Diving, private dinning facilities with exquisite cuisines, water sports, Fiber-optic lit Infinity pool, a Library/Television/Internet area called 'The Lair', or you can also opt to try a full range of excursions, including sunset fishing on a traditional Dhoni, big game fishing and sand bank snorkeling. If that's not enough, there's also 'Symphony' 65 ft luxury cruiser waiting for you to board to explore the surrounding ocean.

The outdoor love pool:

One of the restaurant/lounge with the sands as it's floor!

the fiber-optic lit infinity pool:

Or maybe you'd like to try the famous underwater spas? Yes, it's UNDERWATER Spa! The Lime Spa of the Huvafen Fushi is the one of a kind spa that is infused with the vibrant colors and textures of the sea waves. It boasts of being the one and only under water spa across the world.

Yes, I know. Ah-ma-zing isn't it? Very breathtaking and dreamy... But very expensive too. Oh well, there's always a price for something so amazing! With a price range of US $1,120 – $8,000 per night this resort has everything your dreams could build. Perfect for honeymooners!

So how bout it? Who wants to go there?
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  1. Great pictures! The Maldives are also on my bucket list. I recently heard that the islands are slowly disappearing which is just sad! We also have great beaches in the Philippines with white sand and tropical sun. Now this gets me thinking about summer~!

  2. I would definitely love to go there anytime ! The water looks so blue and clear . I wonder if it's naturally that way or chlorinated .

  3. The Maldives for me is the Garden of Eden!!! Its the destination of my dream and may be some day my wish will come true and I will get there!!!


  4. Wow! This look like a paradise to me... Great pictures of picturesque resort.. Love it!

  5. OMG...I have never heard of this place before but every part of my being wants to be there...MAGNIFICENT~!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. it's a paradise :) great photos! always see maldives as top destination places for honeymoon or a place that's romantic :) it's my secret wish actually to be able to go there :)

  7. This is my dream destination vacation. I love beaches.

  8. This is awesome! I'd seen so many beaches in my life but this one is incomparable! Want to go here someday!

  9. Oh no! You're making wanna go to that hotel! I do wanna go to Maldives so badly. Sigh....must save money!!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  10. this is a place i would love to visit as well .

  11. What a gorgeous place. Never would I ever expect to experience something so unique and truly beautiful! It's mind blowing. But we can all dream, can't we?

    clenna at aol dot com

  12. Very pricey travel option, but definitely worth every penny! I not only love the magnificent sights, but I'm also impressed by the degree of comfort the hotel and the bungalows offer.

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  14. Gorgeous. i've been brainstorming honeymoon locales... this would be ideal...only i wonder how expensive to fly there from the u.s....?

  15. Super dreamy. Now I want a vacation. =)

  16. Breathtaking! I wish I could go.

  17. that's so funny that you have post on the maldives because I JUST read an urban daddy article on hotels there.

  18. Oh my goodness! When the water is so crystal clear you can actually SEE through it...that's when you know you are in paradise :)


  19. Gorgeous place! It's on my list too! I really, really dream of going to Maldives!! :)
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