Tuesday, 25 October 2016 21:03

Maldives-My dream destination

As part of the wedding planners group to Maldives Yoshita Kapoor, luxury wedding decorator blogs about her experiences in the luxurious Anantara Kihavah, Villas in the Maldives

Everyone has a dream destination, that one place that pulls you towards it, you know you have to get there sometime in your lifetime - the ultimate destination in your bucket list.

Romantic beach dinner setting

Maldives has always been that dream destination for me. Having travelled quite vastly since a young age, I always kept Maldives aside because I knew that when I would do it, I wouldn't settle for anything less than an absolute luxurious trip! Life really does work in mysterious ways, and how I can say that is, when I got invited for the wedding fam trip to none other than the Anantara Resorts in Maldives. My dream had come true. Not only was I going to Maldives but I was going to be staying at some of the most sort after and luxurious properties, assessing it from a business point of view for weddings and special celebrations.

Ariel view of the luxurious spa

The organiser of the trip, www.weddingfables.com, from the same group as the www.luxepointindia.com, got some of the best in our wedding industry together and so, our beautiful journey began on a very comfortable flight to Colombo and then to Male via Sri Lankan Airlines. Landing in Male airport on that tiny little strip surrounded by different colours of blue was just the beginning of it all. The real excitement kicked in when we discovered that a seaplane was going to take us to the resort, I had never been on one!

The flight to Male in Sri Lankan Airlines was comfortable 

The sights that we saw on our flight, were breath taking, turquoise and aqua gems amidst the deep blue sea in all shapes and sizes is the best way I can describe them. Seeing that view really did make me realise what a wonderful artist God really is. The 40 minute flight heard no conversation since everyone just wanted to take in as much of the view as they could, not realising that this was only the beginning.

The splendid view from inside of the spa

Post the short flight we took a speed boat to the resort and boy! it was another feeling speeding through the crisp air and magnificent Indian Ocean, colour pallete decreasing in shades as we approached the beach and the beautifully set resort! With a beach on all sides of the island I couldn't help but start visualising how it was the perfect place to have special celebrations and weddings, we had all sides of the island to exploit in terms of venues with the sunrise or sunset.

The warm, personalised and traditional maldivian welcome with drums beating and exotic juice mocktails somehow connected me with the feel back home of our very own Indian hospitality. There was so much to take in. From the way we were escorted from Male airport till our private beach villas with our very own butlers, it was all too overwhelming.

Top: our beach villa: Below SEA the under water restaurant

 

The resort was built in complete harmony with the environment yet exuded a great sense of comfort and luxury. The villa equipped with a private pool and a dreamy bathroom with a waterbody and the waterworks dripped of pure luxury. Lunch was at the Sea restaurant which is built underwater, absolutely breathtaking - what an experience to be dining with the fishes! Our stay over the next few days comprised of some of the most wonderful  spa treatments and sumptuous meals. The hospitality and personal attention given to each guest was commendable. Not only were the resorts great for a celebration but celebrated life itself! From star gazing experiences to snorkeling sights that are most sought after in the world it was wonderful experience. Words cannot do justice to the beauty  that we experienced and no other place to make the most important and beautiful memories of your life cherishable, be it your wedding, anniversary or anything special! Thank you Anantara for making that dream destination nothing less than dream.

Yoshita Kapoor

Photo credits: Anantara-Hotels; Air craft photo by Sri Lankan Airlines; Yoshita Kapoor's photo by Morvi Images

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