Seeing those dolphins and manta rays in the wild was absolutely incredible and the entire time, I totally forgot that I’d had very little sleep the night before (on account of me refusing to go to bed early and having to wave up very early the next day for the boat ride) – thanks in huge part to the adrenaline.

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This all dissipated once we got back to the calm of the island and out of nowhere, my sleepiness hit me almost at once. (The huge lunch I had didn’t help either). My only plans for the day were to chill so this was what I did, cocktail in hand for a good part of the afternoon before finally deciding to go check out the rest of Maafushivaru.

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The island here is absolutely beautiful – not a surprise when you consider we’re in the Maldives, after all but still… 🙂

Let me show you around…

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Eventually, we made our way slowly back to the pool and cocktails bar and pretty much spent the rest of the day there, in between moments of signaling to the waiter for more cocktails. Now – that’s the way to spend an afternoon here! 🙂

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Dinner this evening would be something a bit different in the form of Teppanyaki!

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We started off with some rolls and miso soup before diving into the main event. There were four of us guests here (Teppanyaki restaurants in the Maldives typically have limited seating for a more intimate experience than the other restaurants).

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Dinner ended up lasting over 3 hours as we laughed, chatted and drank our way through the night before heading back to the villas.

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The next morning, it was time to leave for our 5th and final island of our trip in the Maldives and as excited as we were for the next island, we were definitely reluctant to say goodbye to the amazing Maafushivaru island.

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Maafushivaru is without a doubt a necessary addition to you island hopping itinerary in the Maldives, if not for how beautiful it is or how amazing the people are on the island, then for the amazing opportunity to swim with wild Manta rays and potentially, whale sharks, pretty much all year round.



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