Okay so are you ready for your Friday Escape? I am! Thank you so much to those of you who left suggestions. I really appreciate it. I made a list and we will be visiting all the lovely locations you recommended.
Today, thanks to one of my fabulous readers, Hera, we are going to the Maldives!
This gorgeous Island Nation is in the Indian ocean about 250 miles south-west of India. Amazing crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and decadent resorts...it's a little slice of paradise. Let's go!
I know...it doesn't look real. I've only seen this kind of beach as a screen saver! This must be where they get those shots!
We are staying at the Alila Villas Hadahaa resort. The resort is located on one of the tropical islands in the North Huvadhoo Atol. It's reputation is stellar and many celebrities have stayed here...so it should be perfect for us.
Luxury - check. Amazing - check. Could never afford it in real life - check.
That's it up ahead...see the little villas that are built right over the ocean! I booked us in one of those...of course. Only the best for my Friday escape travelers.
Welcome to the resort...wanna go see our Aqua Villa....
Isn't it beautiful? Let's go inside...
Yeah... this should be just fine. Follow me and I'll show you where I will be spending most of my time...
So fabulous right? The colors of the water are so stunning! Who's making cocktails? Oh heck, I'll just have some brought over to us.
So what do you think? A couple of hours on the deck then we can hit the beach, a sunset soak at the spa followed by a massage then we will hit the bar and restaurant for dinner...sound like a plan?
The two restaurants at the resort, Battuta and Relish serve up Maldivian and Moroccan inspired cuisine. Yum! I love trying new dishes. Want recipes? Go here or here.
I ordered this delectable Moroccan chicken and chickpea dish with spicy avocado! Recipe.
That was delicious! Let's stroll back to our villa. I am totally ready to fall asleep, listening to the waves...
Wow look at those stars. This place is magical. Okay...lets see take a vote...raise your hand if you never want to leave!
Hope you enjoyed this little jaunt to the Maldives. Pretty amazing place huh? Thanks for coming along.
I hope you have a perfect weekend.
Images via here and here.