Maldives: A Quick Travel Guide – Adaaran Prestige Vadooh Island Resort

One of the most exciting place we’ve been to in our Maldives Trip is this Adaaran Prestige Vadoo Island Resort. Adaaran is a small island resort that you can walk around for two minutes. But the place’s view is just breathtaking. What’s great too is that the fee ($100) includes everything (yes including the transport by speedboat) .FREE FOOD – buffet lunch – at 1:00 PM
FREE Drinks – from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM – yes, that includes Wines and Beers!!!
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Maldives: A Quick Travel Guide MAAFUSHI ISLAND – Tour Packages and Prices

Maafushi is a bigger Island than Gulhi. It’s our second destination island. In this island, you’ll be confident that there’s a bank, you can buy the stuffs you’d need, and you can choose from several inns and guesthouses. Although, we stayed at one guest house for the whole duration of our stay here in Maafushi.

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Maldives: A Quick Travel Guide BIYADHOO ISLAND – for Pinoy and Foreigners

 

That’s the clock when we arrived in Biyadhoo Island Resort. Yes, Biyadhoo is one hour ahead of Maafushi and Maafushi is three hours behind Philippines. Continue reading “Maldives: A Quick Travel Guide BIYADHOO ISLAND – for Pinoy and Foreigners”

Maldives: A Quick Travel Guide Summary for Pinoy and Foreigners

More than two years ago, I believe, a friend of mine, out of the blue, reconnected with me. He said he’s up to something, and he wants me to join the group. I was curious, but I do have my reservations. I went with him in a so called “meet-up” and was introduced to a bunch of crazy beautiful people. Meet-ups were followed by more incidences of get-together. Until so much have been shared and I was educated and learned a lot. There’s one thing in that group that has lead me, somehow, to realize this dream. I was affirmed that “I can”.

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Maldives: A Quick Travel Guide GULHI ISLAND – for Pinoy and Foreigners

Soon as we arrived in Male’, we looked for the beach, and there really was a beach. But I was looking for something serene and relaxing. I planned something out, and first stop, Gulhi!
From Nazmee’s place in Male’, we took a taxi for MVR25.00 going to the ferry terminal. Then we boarded on the ferry going to Gulhi!

What’s in Gulhi? 
Gulhi is a real R&R place. If you’re looking for a place to just relax, sun-bathe and sunset-chasing you can have it here. There’s a “bikini” beach too!
 

Where to Stay in Gulhi?
Gulhi is a small inhabited island. In one of the posts in FB I’ve read that they’ve stayed in Silver Shade, saw the price and I tried searching for it in either Agoda or booking.com. Yes, there really is Silver Shade Guesthouse. So, I checked the price, and it’s within the budget, hence I booked!
Soon as we arrived at the port, Atit Mollah was already there waiting for our arrival. He offered to carry our bags going to Silver Shade Guest House, later we found out, it’s just a few steps from the port.
Below are actual photos of the room. 

The BED! Ah, feels so comfortable sleeping here after a long day of exploration!

Where to EAT? I know you’d be looking for food!
The look of a hungry man! Searching for the familiar food. 
We only ate at Surfista Cafe and they have affordable prices, see the whole menu below: (Yes, I got it for you! (copied verbatim from their menu).

Usually served along with your meal, but this is NOT free.

  

Silver Shade Guest House offers some excursion activities, with group prices below:
  1. Dolphin Quest – $70 (3 hours 30 minutes) Maximum of four (4) persons
  2. Sunset Fishing – $60 (3 hours) Maximum of four (4) persons
  3. Sand bank and Snorkelling – $70 (3 hours 30 minutes) Maximum of four (4) persons
  4. Snorkelling – $55 (2 hours) Maximum of (4) persons

We only availed of #3 since one of the main reasons I came to Maldives is BEACH! So, we’ve decided to go to the Sand Bank. Really worth it! 
We used a chartered speed boat. Truly feels like “living-the-dream”, you’d really feel so VIP, with just you on a speed boat + your guide/boat-crew. 

When we arrived in the small islet (sand bank) no other people are there. It’s just us. Enjoying the entire place!
TIPS: 
  1. If you plan to go to this Sand Bank, get ready with your “bikini”, yes you can wear it here! Without fear of being critiqued or watched at for ridicule, coz you’ve got the entire place to enjoy!!!
  2. Take a lot of sunblock creams with you, it’s almost always summer in the Maldives!
  3. Brace yourselves for the waves, as the speedboat would really dance to its tune.
  4. Take a lot of pictures, and hit the beach!!! 
  5. Never mind the sun (you’re on sunblock right?).
I’m sharing with you below some of the pics we’ve had and a video in the Sand bank.

After the snorkelling, we were given free drinks. Ice Cream Soda. T’was our first time to try it.

It’s also one of the common scenes in Maldives, their customary seats, relaxation seats I’d call it. Looks like the one below.

 
After our R&R sessions in Gulhi, we had to head to Maafushi. 

But hey, we can’t miss the sunset!

Then, I requested a photo op with our very kind hosts Atit and his Manager. I genuinely appreciate their warmth and welcoming behavior. Highly recommended place to stay!

So long K. Gulhi! See you again, some day! Then, we’re off to….. Maafushi!
For summary of costs in the entire Maldives Trip  check it in this blogpost.
Got questions? Clarifications? Please don’t hesitate to write them on the comments below. 
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How An Ordinary Pinoy Can Bring His Family to Singapore for a Holiday: SG Hack For Family Trips

We are currently in Gulhi, Maldives and we’ve just been from a family holiday in Singapore. Some people are asking about details of our trip. I wasn’t that eager to write a new blog about it since it’s my second time in SG, but…..because Mom is with me and the GF and the youngest sis, I will be writing about it now! Read below. 🙂

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How to Experience Baler in One Day? Quick Guide: Saglitan Blues

“We don’t really have to get everything we want, maybe, what we need to learn in life is to get what life gives us and own it!”

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What’s in Mekong River Tour? Last Bit of our Vietnam Tour

These days, there’s just too much to manage. There’s just too much to juggle and and seems like everything’s on my plate. What I couldn’t find time doing is writing. Yes, somehow writing about some of my travels.

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Adventures in Cu Chi Tunnel: What’s In There? What To See and Experience in Cu Chi?

After our city tour and I’ve posted pictures on my instagram and facebook pages, my friend popped me a message on messenger and told me to visit Cuchi Tunnel. And I have no idea I could go there. Wasn’t sure that it’s a few hours away from Saigon. I asked him the details and he gave me the idea that it’s possible to visit. I said, we’d go there, and that we’d set a schedule. And we did.While I didn’t have the slightest idea what’s in there, I am thankful I did decide to visit Cuchi Tunnel. If you’re in Ho Chi Minh, please, do visit Cuchi Tunnel. It’s really one worthy journey. So let me share some of the things we’ve seen there, and why I think you should visit it too. Continue reading “Adventures in Cu Chi Tunnel: What’s In There? What To See and Experience in Cu Chi?”

When In Ho Chi Minh City: Top Spots

After a long time of working like a horse in the past few months after I resigned from my full time work. I was able to take a little time to relax and take a holiday. Yes! The long awaited and longed holiday.

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