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The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort: Overwater 1 Bedroom Villa with Pool

The villa accommodation at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is nothing short of saying it’s phenomenal. Whilst you have to keep in mind the room is not designed to that of a traditional island bure with a thatched roof, the architecture and modern technologies that are available to this room on a tropical island, 160km away from the mainland is quite impressive. We stayed in the Overwater Villa with Pool that overlooks the ocean and has a partial beach facing view. However for a little extra, you can upgrade to a Sunset Overwater Villa with Pool that has uninterrupted water views throughout and the added bonus of the sun setting each night. That said, there is a travel hack which is, you can wake up early in the standard Overwater Villa with Pool and watch the sunrise in lieu (which we did instead). This idyllic overwater bungalow experience is where all the impossibles are made possible, nothing I have ever experienced before and yet, the best stay I could even ask for and more. …

Luxury in the Maldives: The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort

Ever dreamed of that idyllic Maldivian holiday that’s forever on your wish list? One day? Maybe? If only?  Well, our dreams finally came true and boy, did it live up to expectations and more.  The Maldives has been on my travel bucket list forever.  No real time frame as to when, but just at some point in my life I’d like to go there.  After three years spent building two houses (and no overseas holiday in between), it was time to reward ourselves with the trip that we deserve and if it was to be the Maldives, then why not make the most of it. I can’t even start to explain how amazing this holiday was.  It was even better than the postcards and nothing that I could comprehend in my wildest dreams as being a holiday destination.  Situated on a private island, with access only via a 45-minute seaplane from Male, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort is truly a magical experience. Upon arrival into Male, we were met by Shiyan who helped us check-in …

Central location near Male: Hotel Ocean Grand at Hulhumale

Hotel Ocean Grand at Hulhumale is the perfect overnight accommodation before transiting to an outer island in the Maldives.  Located only a 10-minute drive away from Male’s Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, this hotel does not require a speedboat transfer on arrival – a convenient, timely, stopover airport hotel for your Maldives trip. After arriving after 9.30pm into Male, I was looking for a well-recommended, central hotel, within close proximity of the airport and ideally, only requiring a car or van transfer.  As the Maldives is in the middle of the Indian Ocean, you’ll find a number of the Male airport hotels offer speedboat transfers which, of a late evening arrival, we weren’t too keen on, having flown from Australia via Asia.  Two flights followed by a boat ride wasn’t top of mind for us, so this accommodation was ideal. Hotel Ocean Grand is a small, four-storey boutique hotel with direct beach access across the road.  It has two restaurants on-site; O’View Restaurant located on the ground floor and Sunrise Terrace offering rooftop dining and evening beverages, overlooking …