Here we are again, more on my amazing trip to the Maldives! I couldn’t write everything in the first post so I had to follow up with part 2!
The next leg of my trip was back to Male airport to catch a domestic flight to the Loama resort on a small island called Maamigili in the Raa Aroll.
This resort opened last year and everything here is still lovely and fresh. The decor was timeless/colonial and there were several different types of villa to choose from including ocean villas and studios with pools.
We stayed in a beach villa with private access to the beach. The seawater here was so clear and this island is completely surrounded by a coral reef so it was perfect for me as I am a complete snorkelling freak!
The room was cleaned twice daily and included a turn down service st night which was amazing, they even left pastries out for us.
The room had an outdoor bathroom which was lovely to take a shower in, there were two showers outside so that was quite funny!
Although the island was quite small, the Loama still run a shuttle service which will pick you up upon request and take you to your destination! What more can you ask for?!?
Food is a huge factor when deciding if it was a great holiday or just an OK one. This island is has 4 great restaurants serving Thai, Italien, Japenese & continental style foods. I really love sushi and tried out a new tuna roll in the Japenese which was amazing!
The Thai restaurant was in such a beautiful setting down the opposite end of the island right next to the water. The food here was fantastic, plenty of seafood and Thai green curry is one of my favourites so it was a real treat to have this so well made. Matt had some huge prawns as well, which of course I had to try 😉
There was a special Mediterranean night where plenty of seafood was served too and it was very tasty indeed!
The deserts in all four restaurants were delicious and my favourite was the chocolate lave cake I must have had it at least 3 times during my stay.
Definitely a great place to stay in terms of food, they really put a lot of effort in!
Shout out to Daniel the chef….thanks for the Penne Arrabiata on request!
The Loama were such great hosts and they arranged a full body massage for me in one of their beautiful spa ocean rooms. This was so serene and I got to look down at the tropical fish through a glass floor whilst relaxing the hour away. You have to do this at least once in your life!
Loved the little touches too, like the ginger tea and cute little face moist cloth to wipe away the dirt and sweat before your massage. They even cleaned my feet….love it!
Matt and I were so spoilt at Loama and we got to go dolphin spotting on one of the Maldivian Dhonis. The highlight for me though, had to have been when we were speedboated off to a small deserted island and left for 2 hours with this gourgeous picnic set up. You can tell from the photo but literally just next to us in the water there was a huge coral reef so obviously I jumped straight in and spent a good 30 mins spotting new tropical fish.
One of the most unique attractions of this resort is that it is the only island in the Maldives except for the capital of Male, that has discovered historical artefacts when building the hotel. They have set up a museum in their lobby and have a special heritage centre that’s free for tourists to visit and learn more about the history of the Maldives. Great for all you history buffs!
A special thanks to the Loama Resort and Visit Maldives for having us!
Find our more info on the Maldives at visitmaldives.com
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