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Once in a lifetime trip to the Maldives!

Fabulous, once in a lifetime trip to the beautiful Maldives, located in the Arabian Sea.

jenny diamond
by jenny diamondAtlasGuru Contributor

AsiaSingapore, Maldives5 days / May 2019

Highs & Lows

Literally being on an island in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by water as far as the eye can see.

Incredibly long flight times to get there.

Itinerary Overview

Each year my husband's company award their top performers with a fabulous trip to a unique, incredible location.  He won in 2019 and we got to travel to the Maldives.  

  • 1 Night: Pulau Ujong
    One night stop over on flight from Seattle to the Maldives
  • 4 Nights: Rangali
    Beach time, together time, some work for my husband

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Spent more time there!

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    The only drawback again was the incredibly long flight. If you can afford it, definitely plan to stay longer than a week in order to make the trip worthwhile.

  • How was the food?

    Rangali Island has several incredible restaurants. You definitely need to try Ithaa, the under sea restaurant.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    The Maldives are a Muslim nation, make sure you research and follow the customs and protocols in order to be respectful. We happened to be there during Ramadan, so when we went off island to plant the coral frames and learn about the garden, we covered our shoulders and legs.

  • Packing tips?

    Lots of reef safe sunscreen!

  • Transportation Tips?

    Break up the trip with a stay over in Singapore or Dubai.

  • Any surprises?

    Amazed at the simplicity of life. It's easy to relax and fall into a more gentle pace of life.