For five nights we were the guests of the crew of Dhoni Stella 1
Here's the thing - when you come to the Maldives you are in the middle of one of the natural wonders of the world. And if you spend all your days in a resort you are stuck in one place. It might be nice or even very nice but taking yourself on the road (or the open sea as it happens to be in this case) is a much more rewarding experience. A big thanks goes out to Hassan, Kumar, Malla and Nasru for making it an unforgettable trip - and we saw huge nurse sharks drift past us under a starry sky during a night snorkel, the 8 year old revelled in the huge fish he landed (with the help of the safe and guiding hands of the crew) during night fishings from both boat and dinghy. And the snorkelling was as fantastic as anything you are likely to find in this place where good snorkelling basically means sticking your head in the water. It feels like the first time I was here again but much better because this time I got to build awesome memories together with my son and we will never forget the red snappers, batfish, the turtles and sharks, the stingrays and the endless amounts of fish in any and every imaginable color.
You surpassed everything I hoped for
It's easy to sound like something out of a travel brochure but the truth is that there is something absolutely amazing about waking up to a great breakfast anchored off some sand bank or uninhabited island.