I am so excited to share with you our brand new website which showcases some of the Maldives most luxurious and unique resorts.
Addicted to Maldives was born out of a genuine love and passion for the Maldives, its magical islands, people and resorts.
My husband and I first experienced the Maldives as a loved up couple on our honeymoon back in 2008. It was here that our love affair and Addiction to the Maldives began!
To be honest, my husband wasn’t even sure that it was somewhere that he was that interested in visiting at the time, but of course in an effort to please his new bride, he agreed and off we went.
It’s funny because his reaction to the Maldives upon arrival was one that has stuck with me to this very day!
We had chosen the W Retreat & Spa as our choice of resort and what a perfect honeymoon choice it was! At the time, we were child free and the resort didn’t accept children at that stage so it ticked an extra box for us… Don’t get me wrong, we like children and all, (and now have two little cherubs of our own) but we weren’t that keen on having them around on our holiday to paradise (funny how things change isn’t it!).
After a quick tour of the island by buggy and a refreshing tropical /coconut concoction, we were in our villa, stripped off to our swimmers and jumped straight into the inviting lagoon.
My husband honestly could not believe how amazingly clear the water was and within seconds, we had rainbow fish darting around our feet and a turtle bobbing along the surface next to us! I distinctly remember this child like grin on his face and the happiness in his voice as he picked me up and spun me around in the water, saying “Babe, how good is this, I didn’t expect it to be this good here”! He honestly, was like a kid in a toy shop.
We spent our days, floating from pool to beach and from beach to pool, stopping in between to feast on delicious food and ridiculously good cocktails. When we managed to tear ourselves away from our sun loungers, we snorkelled the incredible house reef, attempted water skiing and spent a few afternoons unwinding at the stunning overwater spa and our evenings soaking in the sublime sunsets of the Maldives skies.
All too soon, our Maldives trip was coming to an end. We seriously considered extending our stay but unfortunately our newly wed bank account balances weren’t so keen on the idea!
We promised each other though, that we would return the following year to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary.
Well, that was great in theory but soon after returning home from our 2 weeks of Maldives bliss, we found out that we were expecting our first child, Jett and the idea of returning to “our special place” seemed impossible.
You see, like most of you who are probably reading this now think, we thought that there was no way we could return to the magical Maldives now that we had a baby! After-all, the Maldives is just for couples and honeymooners…right?
Well I wasn’t going to have a bar of that! Why couldn’t we return to this amazing part of the world just because we now had a child? So off I went, researching “family friendly” resorts in the Maldives, and to my surprise, we found a number of resorts that in-fact catered to families just as well as they did loved up couples and honeymooners. So when Jett was just 9 months old, we flew out for our 2nd trip to the Maldives and the rest is as they say, history.
2 kids later, and too many trips back to count the number!
We have enjoyed the most incredible family holidays in the Maldives, and fall in love with it over and over again each time we return.
Our children love it just as much as we do and like us, are already planning our next trip to the Maldives before we have even stepped foot on the plane to return home.
So we began Addicted to Maldives, to share our passion for this unique destination with honeymooners, couples and families who are seeking a memorable holiday like no other.
Having personally stayed at many of the resorts we partner with on our own holidays, we will take the time to understand what it is that you’re looking for and match the right resort to you.
At Addicted to Maldives, we will INSPIRE you through our own travel stories and photos and SURPRISE you with little extras along the way all to create the most amazing Maldives holiday EXPERIENCE for couples, honeymooners, groups of friends and families.
So, the honeymoon may be over and you probably have the kids to prove it (as we do) but don’t deprive yourself of visiting one of the most amazing holiday destinations in the world just because you now have a family. Take them along, share the experience with them, I guarantee you too will become Addicted to Maldives!