So glad that I’m finally able to share this video with you guys! Smaran & I took off to Maldives to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary in December and this trip was as impromptu as one can be. Both our work schedules are quite erratic so when it comes to personal travels, we always find it hard to pin down dates well in advance. We had been toying with the idea of escaping somewhere, even if it was for a couple of nights just to relax and spend some quality time with each other without being worried about any pressure to create content or meet deadlines! We did relax and indulge ourselves in just laying on the beach, swimming in the ocean, eating breakfast for lunch & running around the island like we were the only people left in the world and while we did all that, we did, by habit, bring back some memories to share with you!

As our trip was so last minute (we literally booked our hotel & tickets 5 days before leaving), we had to pick a place which involved getting a visa on arrival, so our final zeroed in choices were Thailand, Philippines, Bali or Maldives! Thailand, we’ve already been to, Philippines and Bali both involved a 9+ hour flight and 3-4 days didn’t seem enough to explore either! So Maldives it was; visa on arrival, 4 hour direct flight and an experience like never before! After researching a bit, we zeroed down on Mirihi Island Resort for our stay. We wanted a quiet, tiny resort that could let us have our privacy, be filled with hospitable people and also give us the best views from every point. We booked ourselves a water villa, which I totally recommend! We flew into Male and then took a sea plane to get to the respective islands. I won’t lie, the sea plane ride can be a little nerve wrecking but the view from above, acts as the perfect distraction! When you’re booking your stay in Maldives, almost every hotel adds in the sea plane charges so you don’t have to book one separately. You can even reach Male and book a sea plane to your hotel but it’s easier if its already pre-booked so as to avoid the never ending wait.

We stayed here for 3 nights, 4 days and this to us seemed like the ideal getaway. The food was delicious, the views were breathtaking and it let us both sink deep into our souls to cherish the memories of the past year as we braced ourselves to create new ones! I won’t lie, it can be expensive if you were to compare it with other beach/island locations, but I personally feel like it’s an experience worth spending on at least once!