The Honeymoon Part 1

May 28, 2012 | Personal, Wedding

Who doesn’t love starting a new working week with photos from someone else’s magnificent honeymoon to an incredible island full of sun, sand, turquoise water, and nothing but relaxing??

Oh gosh golly.. I know I do!

Well, in this case I actually do because they’re photos from OUR honeymoon. It’s been a while since we spent our magical week in the Maldives, and I thought it was time to share it with you all! Terribly sorry to have to force these horrible photos on you!

To rub salt into the wound, I’m going to have to split the photos over 3 parts (the other two coming next monday and the monday after). I know, I’m so cruel! But, I will give you all the details on where we stayed so you can go and look into having your own holiday in the Maldives sometime :)

Part one: The accommodation.

The resort we stayed at was called Meeru Island Resort, and was about an hour speed-boat ride from the airport. We decided that the honeymoon was a good excuse to be a bit fancy, so booked ourselves into the Jacuzzi Water Villa which was one of the villas out over the water (with a jacuzzi!). It was gorgeous.

We had a private balcony out the back that had steps leading directly into the water where you could swim, snorkel, or just watch the marine life living swimming by. I favoured the latter due to some resident crabs that lived on our steps and I was terrified they were going to bite my feet if I went near them. Yes, I’m a big chicken. I’m also mildly terrified of snorkeling, just in case you were leaning towards thinking that I’m actually not a big chicken. I really really am.

Depending on the tide, the water around the villas varied from around mid-shin, to mid-thigh and was crystal clear. This made the walks from the villa to the beach and back again (we had a villa close to the far end, so it was about 200 m each way) really enjoyable because we could watch all the different kinds of fish, rays, and sharks swimming by. Every time we walked by there was something different to look at (like the ray above) and I was secretly happy to be walking above them, and not snokeling with them :)

Next week will be some photos from around the island.. think white sand beaches, romantic sunsets, and lots of palm trees. Try not to hate me too much right now ;)


  1. hi … i just found your blog and i love it … i also wish to go to malldives, so i am looking forward for your next maldives posts, since many people told me that it is boring there after 3 days and nothing else to do …

    and you took beautiful pics too :)

  2. There are so many photos of these Maldive villas on the web, but they’re usually very travel mag-ish so it’s lovely to see them from a personal perspective. The water is such a gorgeous shade of blue!

  3. You are the sweetest! I love the images and can’t wait to see more!

  4. Oh my gosh–so beautiful! Though I might be hesitant of the crabs, too. :) Can’t wait to see more!

  5. That water looks surreal! Everything looks so tranquil.

  6. My boyfriend always said he’d love to go to the Maldives for our honeymoon (whenever that happens), but then we read somewhere that there really isn’t much to do other than relax on the beach and that it could get quite boring.
    So to our dismay – we crossed it off the list.

    Would you recommend it?

    • ffadmin

      Hey Allie! I guess it really depends what you’re after in a holiday.. I was quite happy to relax in the hammock on the beach and read a book, or go for a swim. We spent 8 days there, and I think that was probably enough. The resorts also have activities you can do, like diving, island day-trips, going to the capital for shopping, kayak rental.. things like that. I would totally recommend it for relaxing, but if you find you like to be more active maybe it isn’t the place for you.

  7. I knew it! You guys sneaked off to paradise! :)

  8. What a lovely honeymoon holiday!

  9. Beautiful pictures !

    What a wonderful honeymoon !