The next morning at Kuramathi began as all good mornings in the Maldives should – with lots of sunshine and a mountain of breakfast!

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Shortly after, we hopped aboard what I guess is the lazy man’s way to snorkel – a sub-submarine. (There’s no way I could have snorkelled right after eating the amount of food I did for breakfast).

*The sub-submarine is also a pretty great way for people who don’t feel confident swimming to get to experience the wildlife at their own leisure.

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Alas, most of the wildlife seemed to have ventured further out (I’m blaming the super-moon) but it was still a great way to take in a relaxed view of the intricate oceanic ecosystem.

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After submarining, we headed back to the water villa, to soak up some sunshine and just relax (which is exactly what a holiday to the Maldives was intended for). The relaxation somehow turned into a 2 hour snooze (thankfully, out of reach of the sun) and by the time I got up – I was very ready for lunch.

*Turns out, napping is pretty hungry work! 😉

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We went to the Inguru restaurant for lunch, where after a salad, Lloyd and I went for what was turning out to be a quick lunchtime favourite – Maldivian curry.

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You’d be ashamed of me though – I had no dessert! And now that I think of it, I don’t even know why! So silly! (If I had to guess though, it’d probably because I’d already overeaten by dessert time).

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The rest of the afternoon was spent exploring even more of the island – especially it long and very picturesque sand bank.

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If ever there was an idyllic picture of the Maldives, this place would be it. Clear blue water, dazzling white sand, a cool breeze and the occasional, accompanying ( and dare I say it, rather refreshing) sea spray.

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The sand beach is reached via coconut laden paths which only add to the appeal even more!

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After exploring the island, the plan was to go snorjelling and sea some of the islands turtles swimming around the house reef however the supermoon had other plans for us as the tide fell so low, you’d have had to walk over coral to get out to the ocean (Never walk on or touch coral, it takes ages for that stuff to grow and you can snap one that’s decades, even centuries old in an instant).

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With the low tide, there was nothing for it but to head over to the champagne bar (and pool) where we pretty much spent the rest of the evening till sunset! (Lazy doesn’t even begin to describe the kind of day we’d been having so far – it was sheer perfection, the pressure you put on yourself to be constantly busy on holidays can be so exhausting and sometimes, it can be really lovely to just chill and re-energise.

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Dinner was late that night yet bed was early – the perfect was to finish off a perfectly lazy day.

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The next morning, after breakfast and a quick swim around the island, we got our stuff and hoped aboard our private transfer headed for our next island home (and our final one on this trip in the Maldives), waving farewell to Kuramathi as it disappeared in the distance…

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This was by far one of the most relaxed stays I’d had and I was looking forward to doing this all over again. 😉



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  • I’m going tomorrow!!!!!!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ekkkkkk, You’re going to love it, Angie… seriously! Take us back with you. PLEASE… We have no shame in begging! 😂

      Have a lovely time 😘

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • What dreams!!!!! You guys really know how to sell a destination, your images are absolutely stunning!!!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks so much! 😊 It really is a special place – we loved every second!

      Lloyd & Yaya 😊

  • Reshma

    Wow! stunning pics which makes feel like I want to go there right now! And yes, that does look like a really relaxing holiday 😉

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks so much, Reshma – it really is an incredible island! 😍

      It was so peaceful and relaxing, we almost had to be dragged kicking and screaming back to London! Haha!

      Lloyd & Yaya 😘

  • Hayley Rubery

    Guys your pictures!!!! ALWAYS give me such wanderlust! Hopefully planning a trip to the Maldives in April and this has got me so excited! Resort looks stunning!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ahhh! You’ll seriously love it, Hayley! It’s such an amazing country to visit. Ahhhhh, you HAVE to visit – can’t wait to hear what you think 😘

      Big hugs,

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Diana Maria

    Stunning travel photos, as always! This looks like the perfect getaway. Have a wonderful week!

    Sending light + love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ah, thanks so much, Diana – so so kind of you to say 😊 It really was an incredible island.

      Have a lovely evening. Big hugs!

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

  • Natalie Redman

    Oh gosh, this place looks incredible!

    http://www.upyourvlog.com

    • HandLuggageOnly

      It’s so beautiful, Natalie – we loved it! ❤️

      Lloyd & Yaya xx