Ah, Maldives. What can be written about this tropical paradise that hasn’t already been said? Are words even enough to describe this heaven on Earth? Well, for one thing, every island is unique and a little bit different and each traveler has his own idea of paradise. I have visited Maldives 4 times and I can say with no doubt in my mind that I will keep coming back. After all I have added the islands in my travel favorites list. Because Maldives represent everything that a beach lover wants and needs to recover from everyday stress. If you are asking yourself how much does one week in Maldives cost, when is the best time to visit Maldives, which island […]
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It was a rainy November and shitty December in Slovenia so we made a last-minute decision: we are going to Maldives for Christmas! Because with Maldives you just cannot go wrong. At least if you plan your vacation carefully and read my blog with Maldives travel tips first. 😉 For this time we chose Holiday Island Resort & Spa, mainly because it is a part of Villa Hotels & Resorts group which we already knew from our last Maldives experience. And because it promised all in one: fantastic beach, all-inclusive option, beach bungalows and rather fast connection to the island.
We visited Maldives in combination with India’s Golden Triangle for my birthday in February. Since this was my 3rd time to visit the islands, I knew exactly what I wanted: 1. air transfer to the island, 2. all-inclusive option with Wi-Fi and fitness facilities, 3. private beach villa with sea-view, 4. an island big enough to have a decent walk around it and 5. reef sharks – I am in love with the little beasts. Royal Island Resort & Spa seemed to have it all so I booked a 6 nights vacation through a travel agency which has helped me with my last Maldives booking. If you are going to Maldives for the first time I suggest you read some travel […]
After the destination for our short winter escape was set, I searched for the options which could offer us the best combination of stunning beaches, all-inclusive options and hydroplane transport to the island. For a reasonable price, if that word is even allowed when travelling to Maldives. I hesitated between the Sun Island, Barefoot Eco Hotel and Adaaran Select Meedhupparu. With no doubt in my mind I can say that I made the best possible choice.
“Kako spet Maldivi, a nisi tam že bila?” in “Pa kaj vidiš na teh Maldivih, a ni tam en sam dolgčas?” sta tipična komentarja prijateljev, ko izvejo, da grem “spet” tja. Ko kasneje na družbenih omrežjih objavim kakšno fotografijo, se plošča hitro obrne: “Packa, ti na plaži, pri nas pa kidamo!” in “Koliko pa stane en teden na Maldivih? Jaz bi tudi!”. Okusi so seveda različni in tudi žepi niso vedno dovolj globoki, da bi si lahko privoščili pobeg v ta raj sredi Indijskega oceana. Za tiste, ki vas zanimajo počitnice na Maldivih (mimogrede, zaradi podnebnih sprememb naj bi bila večina otokov pod vodo do leta 2100), sem pripravila nekaj nasvetov in odgovorov na najpogostejša vprašanja.
Going on safari in Africa has been on my bucket list since forever. I always thought I would do my first one in Kenya or Tanzania, but after a deep research I decided that safari in South Africa is the best option for beginners. Planning a safari trip is quite a challenge itself; in fact, you need to ask yourself a lot of questions even before you start planning your itinerary. Which country is best for safari, should I do it alone or with an agency, how many days do I need, will I see all the animals, is safari dangerous and similar questions that probably brought you to my blog.
After the decision about safari in South Africa was finally made, I started harassing different properties with the most important question: “Will I see the lions?” While some properties didn’t even bother to respond, most of them told me that they cannot guarantee lion encounter. Bernard from Vuyani Safari Lodge was a bit more specific: “I can’t guarantee you will see them; however, our guests are usually very lucky with lion spotting.” I already had my eyes on this property due to their good ratings and enjoyable sense of humor on their web page and social media accounts. Having discussed the details with Bernard was the ultimate deal breaker, so I booked 5 days in Vuyani Safari lodge honeymoon suite. […]