Our Very First Night in Maldives


As the sun fades slowly down the horizon, the island awakens in a flurry of glimmering lights...






One by one the lanterns flare as the fruit bats awaken to the smell of petrol slowly burning through the night. I have honestly never seen a more beautiful moon than in the Maldives. The Taj especially is stunning as night falls. For our first night, we had a lovely drink at the Bar with interesting company surrounded by flamed torches overlooking the horizon. With the crooning melody of "I'm Yours" echoing from the live band in the lower corner of the bar, the night was magical from the start. 


Dinner was taken at the Deep End restaurant, a beautiful dining hut with a fabulous terrace overlooking the ocean. There was just something so romantic about the setting, with the stars softly twinkling above our head as we indulged in the scrumptious food. The wonderful Greg took us for a meal to remember, starting the meal with a delightful champagne and ending with a wonderful Sauv Blanc. 

WINE RECOMMENDATION:

Section 94, Dog Point Vineyards, NZ

Now the white is a wine to remember. For all of you out there, if you ever have the luck to taste the Section 94 from the Dog Point Vineyard in NZ, you must have a sip. It has a wonderfully fragrant and flowery aroma, silky smooth texture and yet, is just mild enough to refrain from overpowering the taste of the dishes. I must say the dinner was truly an event to remember, never have I had such a wonderful candlelight meal. There is just something about the atmosphere that renders me completely speechless. 


After the fabulous dinner that ended with two chocolate fondants and a creme brulee, we took a lovely moonlit walk along the pavilions of the hotel. I was completely amazed at how the moon was so bright out here in the islands. Having lived in a city all my life, I was used to bright lights overpowering the soft rays of the moon at every occasion. In the secluded islands of the Maldives, the moon shone bright and clear, lighting up our paths and revealing the depths of the crystal blue waters. Standing at the Yoga Pavilion, we managed to spot several Sting Rays in the lagoon below as well as some baby sharks. Sigh, what a wonderful end to an already magical night. 






Maxi dress: Zara

Unfortunately, I only took a ridiculously small amount of photos that night, it just didn't seem necessary breaking the spell with the incessant flashing of my camera. These photos above were taken at the bar, right before the night started.

The restaurant + bar photos are all courtesy of the Taj Exotica Resort and Spa in the Maldives

xxx
Here's to a magical night,
-S

25 comments:

  1. The pictures look really fun and the scenery is breathtaking.

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  2. lucky girls...the pictures are wonderful!
    x

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  3. omg the restaurant looks so amazing :O
    lucky you :(

    <3
    Mac

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  4. That place looks amazing!

    xo erica

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  7. GORGEOUS photos! You look great!

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  8. Wow! These photos are great! So jealous of your trip! lol

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  10. happy your having a nice time!

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  11. You girls look so cute! I want to go somewhere tropical now!!

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  13. Great site. I like your travel photos. I am following!

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  14. wow such gorgeous pictures! would love to go there someday!

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  15. Verry nice phpot s Lovely dress!you look so pretty sweetie!

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  16. lovely dress!! and seems like you are having a great time! so jealous!

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  17. i really love that maxi dress, its been lovely following your holiday!!but i wish i was there lol xx

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  18. OMG. I'm totally envious babe. lol. All your photos are incredibly beautiful! What an awesome trip. Looking forward to more beautiful photos. Enjoy the rest of your holidays!

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  19. cute!!!

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  20. wow what an amazing place! i loved reading this post, sounds like an amazing day (love the idea of doing yoga there!)and gorgeous photos! and i love this bikini!

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