The scenery was pleasing to the eye from morning to evening with turquoise waters and white sands. We sometimes had the impression of being in a movie as out-of-this world pictures appeared before our very eyes.
You have to mention the exquisitely beautiful underwater world in addition to the landscapes of course. If you pick the right place for snorkeling or diving you can enjoy a huge number of tropical fish and gorgeous corals in crystal clear water-and the fish don't fear humans at that. And then there's the hunt of photos which took place at dawn. When you swim over a huge manta for just a, you inevitably start losing touch with reality.
We spent a wonderful time fishing - at night. It happens like this: you stand at the stern, you are holding a fishing line with bait, stars shine from above, while bioluminescent plankton has lit up the water below. You could pull out a fish literally five minutes after throwing in the hook. We caught 7 pounds of fish within an hour and then fried it on a grill.
This was not the first time we are traveling with the family, so we weren't experiencing any problems either with the language or the routes. However, in the Maldives, at least the first time, it's useful if you have someone to help you. The transfers, ferries, and weather... all that can be confusing and I'm glad Wild Maldives helped us with this. They guided us from the very arrival to the hotel and back (even with the extra night we spent at the hotel in Hulhumale). Everything went very smoothly. At the same time we could also visit the capital to see both the old and the new of the Maldives.
Finally, I can tell you that I try to travel someplace new every time. But with the Maldives I have found something really good - good enough that it's certainly worth coming back here.