The landing in Malé, Maldives was quite the experience. We were greeted by some of the staff of the Baros Resort right away, they took our bags and escorted us to our boat. That’s right. No roads in the Maldives. The airport was on its own island so there is a big dock instead of an airport pickup / dropoff. We got on a private speed boat to go to our resort island. Within 25 minutes we were comfortably off the speed boat and greeted by the hotel staff at the dock. The check in was wonderful, they kind of make you feel like the queen. We had a lovely drink and were escorted to our over water villa. Since it was evening and we were tired (Ceylon to the Maldives in one day) we ordered room service and sat in our own pool. I know. Unreal. I’m still kind of pinching myself.
If you’re on the fence about a dream trip, I’m going to go against your financial planners advice. Just. Do. It. Life, we all know how uncertain, short and sometimes unfair it is. So just do it. I’d rather have less in savings and more of those beautiful memories with my hubby. We don’t have cable or drive fancy cars so that when dream opportunities present themselves we can seize them.
Click here to see the first half of our trip in Sri Lanka.