Around the World: The Maldives
|The Beach and Arrival Dock at Como Maalifushi|
The Maldives was the perfect beginning for our around the world journey. We were exhausted from the packing and moving this past month and I could not imagine a more relaxing place to begin. I lay here with my feet up on an outdoor bed writing this post while our little one naps. It is dreamy.
Many think of the Maldives for romantic vacations and honeymoons. While it does offer this, it is also AMAZING for families and is growing in popularity. I personally know of many families in London with young children that would be afraid to fly a long distance to get here. However, it is so worth it and I know they would be glad they made it. Trust me, we know first hand as our two year old was NOT easy on the flight. It is also by no means an inexpensive holiday, but you can understand why when you are here. From the facilities to the food and the service, it makes sense.
|Spending time at our Beach Villa at Como Maalifushi|
|Beach Club at One & Only complete with DJ and attentive service|
|Our Beach Villa at Niyama|
One of my favorite aspects of Como Maalifushi was the laid back feel and family friendly vibe. It was an easy and effortless place to hang out for a week. The staff were all friendly and very helpful with the kids. The fact that Como Resorts has it's own Foundation and cares about giving back spoke to us. I do not know too many other resorts in the Maldives that offer an excursion to visit the local community in which all proceeds are donated to local council. This was something unique and meaningful for us that we will never forget.
|Visiting a nearby island's school arranged by Como|
|Part of the kids club at Niyama|
|Sushi making class at Como Maalifushi was a highlight for James|