Honeymoon, Maldives, Uncategorized, Wedding HONEYMOON IN THE MALDIVES – the speedboat there 24 August 2009

Maldives is the lowest country in the world, at an average of only 1.5m elevation above sea level. Yet, the island we’re on is the LARGEST as well as OLDEST island of the 1,192 islands, measuring 3km long (I know, doesn’t seem big at all, but most of the other islands are just a few hundred metres across!)… and is also home to the highest elevation point. 17,000 coconut trees grow on the island, and it’s absolutely covered with beautiful flowers. It’s famous for snorkelling and scuba diving, with visibility of up to 30 metres and warm clear waters. Shangri-La was lucky enough to have scored this island, and it took the past 4.5 years to build the resort.. so its only opened a few weeks ago.

We arrived in the late-morning when the sun was high in the blue sky and the waters sparkled enticingly. Stepping off the speedboat was like stepping into freakin’ PARADISE. You know what you see in movies and in postcards? It felt EXACTLY like we were inside that postcard… and even better because we could feel the warmth of the sun and the cool breeze against our skin, and we could hear the lapping of the water and smell the salty ocean air. It’s things like that that you can never capture in a photo, no matter how many you take. My heart lurched with happiness at the thought we would be experiencing all this over the next week…. 🙂


Our speedboat approaching Shangri-La

The jetty and welcome area

Enjoying a cold towel and chilled welcome drink

The view

Chris is rather pleased 🙂

The honeymooners have arrived 😛

(NB: it needs to be said all photos are not colour-enhanced.
Everything really was the colour it looks in the pics!)

50 Comments

  • blairwitch posted on August 24, 2009 at 10:25 am

    WOW! The photos are AMAZING!!!!! The blue-green colour of the ocean is so unbelievably beautiful. I’m very jealous! Can’t wait for more on the story 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

      I haven’t photo-retouched it either! I was in a state of disbelief when I first saw it… hee 😛

      Reply
  • rollagirl9 posted on August 24, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Amazing 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:18 pm

      You’re gonna have sooo much fun on yours too, honeymoons are awesome 😛

      Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on August 24, 2009 at 11:22 am

    ohhhhhhhhh the blues and greens and blue-greens….beautiful!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm

      It’s my fave colour too – turquoise! 🙂

      Reply
  • past_midnite posted on August 24, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Yes, that IS paradise!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:40 pm

      I really really really wish it was our real home! 😛

      Reply
  • ichabunni posted on August 24, 2009 at 11:46 am

    OMG!!!!! that’s truly amazing!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:41 pm

      It’s nice huh?! So picture perfect.. was pretty amazed such a place existed in this world… heh

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on August 24, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Just stunning. Splendid way to spend a honeymoon!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:42 pm

      I reckon, since it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing.. it was worth it!

      Reply
  • finding_tricia posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    the beauty of this place….!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 25, 2009 at 2:07 am

      I’m in looove with it, I think i could live there for the rest of my life quite happily 😛

      Reply
  • misskesha24 posted on August 24, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    WOW WOW WOW to the pictures! I am an awe and love them! You make me want to go a beach now. This will be third on my list places to go for a honeymoon next to San Juan, Puerto Rico and Bora Bora! Keep stories and pictures coming!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 25, 2009 at 2:08 am

      It’s only the start, it gets betterrrrr! it was so cool how all the colours were so nice it looks photo-enhanced 😉

      Reply
  • marmalade81 posted on August 24, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    WOW all your pictures are postcard-drool-worthy!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 25, 2009 at 2:09 am

      I really wanna blow some pics up , they’ll look nice hanging on the wall!

      Reply
  • blairwitch posted on August 24, 2009 at 10:25 am

    WOW! The photos are AMAZING!!!!! The blue-green colour of the ocean is so unbelievably beautiful. I’m very jealous! Can’t wait for more on the story 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm

      I haven’t photo-retouched it either! I was in a state of disbelief when I first saw it… hee 😛

      Reply
  • rollagirl9 posted on August 24, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Amazing 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:18 pm

      You’re gonna have sooo much fun on yours too, honeymoons are awesome 😛

      Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on August 24, 2009 at 11:22 am

    ohhhhhhhhh the blues and greens and blue-greens….beautiful!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm

      It’s my fave colour too – turquoise! 🙂

      Reply
  • past_midnite posted on August 24, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Yes, that IS paradise!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:40 pm

      I really really really wish it was our real home! 😛

      Reply
  • ichabunni posted on August 24, 2009 at 11:46 am

    OMG!!!!! that’s truly amazing!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:41 pm

      It’s nice huh?! So picture perfect.. was pretty amazed such a place existed in this world… heh

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on August 24, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Just stunning. Splendid way to spend a honeymoon!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:42 pm

      I reckon, since it’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing.. it was worth it!

      Reply
  • finding_tricia posted on August 24, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    the beauty of this place….!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 25, 2009 at 2:07 am

      I’m in looove with it, I think i could live there for the rest of my life quite happily 😛

      Reply
  • misskesha24 posted on August 24, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    WOW WOW WOW to the pictures! I am an awe and love them! You make me want to go a beach now. This will be third on my list places to go for a honeymoon next to San Juan, Puerto Rico and Bora Bora! Keep stories and pictures coming!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 25, 2009 at 2:08 am

      It’s only the start, it gets betterrrrr! it was so cool how all the colours were so nice it looks photo-enhanced 😉

      Reply
  • marmalade81 posted on August 24, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    WOW all your pictures are postcard-drool-worthy!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 25, 2009 at 2:09 am

      I really wanna blow some pics up , they’ll look nice hanging on the wall!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 25, 2009 at 1:42 am

    The pics are gorgeous and I like your icon.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 25, 2009 at 2:10 am

      We got all our pre-wedding shoot pics back, just haven’t had time to post ’em… ooops

      Reply
  • sh4r0n posted on August 25, 2009 at 2:34 am

    gorgeous gorgeous!!!!! look at that turquoise blue sea omg I wouldn’t want to leave!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 25, 2009 at 6:52 am

      Us neiiiiither!! I wanna live there forever 😛

      Reply
  • hotpinkmanolo posted on August 25, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Wow, the water is an INCREDIBLE color! I can’t believe that! I didn’t think that color really existed in real life?!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 25, 2009 at 9:35 am

      Me neither, I only saw it in photos and just thought they were enhanced!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on August 25, 2009 at 1:42 am

    The pics are gorgeous and I like your icon.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 25, 2009 at 2:10 am

      We got all our pre-wedding shoot pics back, just haven’t had time to post ’em… ooops

      Reply
  • sh4r0n posted on August 25, 2009 at 2:34 am

    gorgeous gorgeous!!!!! look at that turquoise blue sea omg I wouldn’t want to leave!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 25, 2009 at 6:52 am

      Us neiiiiither!! I wanna live there forever 😛

      Reply
  • hotpinkmanolo posted on August 25, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Wow, the water is an INCREDIBLE color! I can’t believe that! I didn’t think that color really existed in real life?!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on August 25, 2009 at 9:35 am

      Me neither, I only saw it in photos and just thought they were enhanced!

      Reply

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