After our morning snorkelling around the house reef, the rest of the afternoon was devoted to soaking in as much sunshine as possible and splashing around in the pool!

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The Angsana Velavaru ocean villa pools are a lot bigger than I’d anticipated and, drinks in hand, are a perfect way to make the most of that Maldivian sun.

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Before long though, it was time to head back over to the mainland for our massages. We decided to head over early to explore the mainland a little bit more, something that we hadn’t done since we arrived.

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The spa here is a tropical haven of sorts and somehow manages to feel separate from the rest of the mainland (always nice when you’re off to have a relaxing massage) and the massages here absolutely incredible!

Even when we visited the first time and stayed at the Angsana Ihuru, I remember the massages being absolutely amazing on the island (easily one of the best we’ve had on our travel) and I’m quite impressed they’ve managed to keep this consistent across both islands (there’s a 3rd island in the group but its called the Banyan Tree and I have no idea if the massages are as amazing there as I never had one but I’m like totally willing to give it a try for you – you know, for research 😉 ).

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90 minutes later, we were done with massages and boy was I relaxed (I fell asleep for like the last 10 minutes of that massage – which is a new record for me, I usually fall asleep about halfway through).

The rain decided to return so we hopped aboard the boat, headed over to the ocean villa and cracked open a bottle of wine to make the most of the sunset in the amazing comfort of the villa. (I have no idea how the Maldives still managed to get great sunsets when its raining).

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Dinner-time soon swung by and after a start of scallops, I decided to go for a baked fish for dinner – figured the only way I could truly tell if the restaurant was as amazing as I said it was on the first day was to try several different things on the menu (FYI – it totally was, this place is so good).

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Lloyd went for the Caesar salad to start (huge starter by the way) and a seafood mix for mains. Dessert was – you guessed it, cheesecake! (Fine, I was totally obsessed by this point).

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The next morning, we got up bring and early to catch the sunrise.

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This morning, we would be saying farewell to the Angsana Velavaru, and its amazing views… but not before breakfast of course.

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Much as we tried to drag breakfast for a long as possible, the sound of the seaplane arriving in the distance (and the boat waiting to take us over to it) heralded our farewell to this amazing island!

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Talk about an amazing start to our Maldives holiday!


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  • Those over head shots are fantastic!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ah, thanks so much Angie… it’s such an incredible island. Really struggled to leave! Ha!

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • I wish there was a love button. No words to sum up the case of wanderlust and envy I am feeling now 🙂

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ah, thanks so much, Crystal 🙂 It really is a special place isn’t it… we really fell in love with the whole island.

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Stunning place! And your photos show it off to perfection 🙂 I’m in serious Maldives withdrawal mode, having just got home from there myself.

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ahhhhh – the Maldives are incredible. I get the exact same thing as you too… totally in withdrawal mode whenever I see any footage/pictures of the beautiful place! It really is special isn’t it. 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Hayley Rubery

    Oh guys – this post is just UNREAL! Your pictures are simply stunning – and how beautiful is the Angsana? Still one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed in!

    Hayley xo
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    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks so much, Hayley… you’re too kind! 🙂

      OM-Gosh, you’re so right about the Angsana, it’s truly stunning. Already itching to return.

      Big hugs,
      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • I’m LOVING the aerial shots. My God, it’s an endless expanse of blue! 💙

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    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ah, thanks so much lovely lady! It really is a special place isn’t it… it was hard to actually get out of the water. Ha!

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Kassie- The Fly Away Life

    The Maldives look amazing!! I’m dying to get myself there. Maybe this year 🙂

    • HandLuggageOnly

      It’s such an incredible place, Kassie – honestly, it’s sooooo dreamy!

      Lloyd & Yaya xx