As we rested in the best resort in the world
It's my birthday with my wife one day. It has become a tradition to leave that day somewhere abroad. Last year we celebrated in Lebanon, a year earlier in Berlin, and this year I have a very long time could not decide where to go. My favorite was eager to "sea", and I am strongly opposed to this - not like a beach holiday.
A week before the birthday question rose sharply and had to have something to solve. Key search terms were "sea" and "direct flight" - to spend a day on the transplant did not want to.
I remembered that he had repeatedly seen the advertisement of direct flights Transaero in all sorts of exotic locations and on the road to Domodedovo and got them on the site. The first thing that caught my eye - the Maldives, and the ticket price was cheaper than in London, despite the fact that fly to 2 times longer.
Never before that I was neither in the Canary Islands or the Seychelles or Bali or the Maldives nor any other such islands, so the choice of the resort experience I have had.
I called a friend of Peter, who has been a couple of times in the Maldives, and asked to advise the hotel. My friend Maxim - "a difficult guy" and, of course, he advised the coolest hotel in the Maldives - "One & Only".
Looking ahead to say that this is really the best hotel in the Maldives, and perhaps in the whole world, if you do not take private luxury villas ...
One & Only The beauty is that here you are virtually alone.
For example, on this beach only 10 villas, each of which lives on 2 people, that is, on this paradise beach with palm trees from both the advertising Bounty and fine white sand at the same time can be located a maximum of 20 people.
In fact, they all sit around their villas, each of which is separated from the adjacent solid wall of bushes, and the beach come out every couple of hours to bathe, if not prefer to splash around in their own pool:
Such deserted beaches on the island of 15 pieces:
The water in the Maldives clear, emerald green and warm. Even at night, go into the water and it is a pleasure not to have to stand for 5 minutes and set yourself before diving:
This Island is almost entirely artificial, and in the jungle laid track for electric buggies to carry about the guests at their villa:
At night all the tracks is illuminated:
All of the villas on the island are divided into 2 types - Beach Villa and Water Villa. Some of the most beachfront villas with a private pool, sun loungers a couple, a hammock and a piece of the beach for at least 50 meters wide:
However, we lived in a Water Villa. I have repeatedly said that after watching the first part of the film XXX with Vin Diesel, I have a dream to get to Bora Bora.
Remember, at the end of the film he is sitting on his Water Villa in front of an emerald ocean? In general, the Maldives was even better, and now I no longer dream of Bora Bora.
We lived here in this house on stilts. And, if on the other Maldives resorts such houses were built in a line next to each other, at the One & Only all the houses are grouped into 4 pieces and constructed in such a way that the neighbors did not see each other.
That is, all the time we went and sunbathed at the villa completely naked, without fear of being seen from the neighboring houses, or from the shore:
From lounges led down a ladder, and the depth was somewhere meter sixty, that is, I could stand on tiptoe at the bottom:
Meals can be ordered directly "in the room" and have a bite with ocean view:
Around the house were stretched safety nets, which could lie and sunbathe:
And inside the house was divided into two zones - one was a bed:
And, the view opens to the bed of the ocean, and we slept always with a fully open doors:
A second area was given over to the wardrobe and the bathroom:
All the staff knew that we November 13 birthday.
Congratulate started even at breakfast. Each buggy driver or waiter knew, from what we have numbers and we have a birthday on the same day. And at night, we have decorated bed orchids:
The hotel has 3 restaurants. Each with an ocean view:
At night to restaurants swim sharks who fed here. It is the nurse shark, and it is absolutely safe for people, so that you can swim without fear (shot on an iPhone)
Sometimes chefs staged cooking shows, for example, a chef from Italy, Giorgio Locatelli, who came to the hotel for a tour, gave a master class on cooking a pizza:
For hotel guests is available free of charge equipment for diving and snorkeling, as well as a lot of different kayaks, water skis and serfs:
There are even 2 sites for the increasingly popular in Russia Badminton:
Maldives Underwater life deserves a separate post, but taking photos under water - is an art, which I do not possess, so that show a couple of pictures for the general idea:
So many giant tortoises:
C air Maldives look like something ethereal. Hard to believe that somewhere in the middle of the ocean, got out on the water meter of 1,190 islands, only 200 of which are inhabited:
Fortunately, Transaero Airlines enables its passengers to buy tickets in economy class on one side and the business to another. Fly to heaven after saving it would be difficult. And we were lucky and we were seated near the emergency exit, that is, until the next row of seats was almost 3 meters. Moreover, the first time I flew on the second floor of a huge humpback 747 - a very comfortable and convenient:
So we have completed our romantic trip too fabulous. One of my readers, the owner of the site, which specializes in the sale of VIP-lounge services at airports, arranged for us to pass through a hall at Domodedovo.
That is, we were greeted with a sign about the plane and immediately taken to a separate room, where we passed the passport control queue and wait a bit until we bring our suitcases. The whole procedure took 30 minutes from the aircraft to the car:
In anticipation of a great number of questions about the cost of the hotel, all I want to immediately send to the website at: //reethirah.oneandonlyresorts.com
If you are thinking here to relax, be aware that this hotel kady "sneeze" is worth a minimum of $ 20 and the price of alcohol higher than in Europe on average 3 times, so expect that you will spend on lunches, dinners, drinks and spa additionally about 1000 dollars a day for two ...