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! 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 … Continue Reading

The next morning at the Angsana Velavaru, after our fairly relaxed day of arrival into the Maldives – I had two main things planned for the day – snorkelling (the Maldives is, as you already know, amazing for this) and indulging in the spa… actually, make that 3 things – I also planned on getting … Continue Reading

When we visited the Maldives for the first time, the original plan was to stay in the Maldives for 2 weeks but somewhere along the line, we got sidetracked by the island beauty that is Sri Lanka and ended up deciding to split our time between both places, spending 5 days in the Maldives (6 … Continue Reading

This was one thing I was soooo looking forward to long before we arrived in the Maldives! Swimming with Manta Rays in the wild is such an amazing experience and I’d seen so many jealousy-inducing photos and videos before we returned to the Maldives so when we arrived in the Maafushivaru Maldives Resort, an island that’s … Continue Reading

Sri Lanka seems to be one of those countries that everyone’s been thinking about this year! It’s one of those special countries that has an immersive culture, some pretty epic teaches and enough spiced hoppers to enjoy, day after day! Over the course of this year, we’ve been fortunate to be able to visit Sri … Continue Reading

The second part of our recent trip to the Maldives is here!!! 🙂 This time we changed home from this one to the Velassaru Maldives. There’s something so exciting about arriving at a new island in the Maldives. New restaurants to discover (i.e. new attempts to try to eat my weight in delicious foods), new … Continue Reading

After seeing wild elephants in Udawalawe, we spent the remainder of the evening, relaxing poolside, glasses of bubbly at-the-ready… The next morning we set about exploring a place I’d never heard of before visiting – Beruwala. Beruwala is also a seaside town and after wandering around the town, we ended up in at the Kande … Continue Reading

After our brilliant night, we got up bright and early to set off on a long drive to Udawalawe National Park where the plan was to safari in the morning and lunch in the afternoon! (I kinda think the folk at Thomson knew of my predilection for safaris before we arrived… 😉 ) Thankfully free … Continue Reading

One of the most iconic images I’ve seen of Sri Lanka, long before we visited even the first time was of the stilt fishermen on the coastline of Galle and, understandably so, this is something I’d wanted to see for quite some time! But more on that later… first off – lunch! Lunch was at … Continue Reading