Travel Diary: Six Senses -The Maldives

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It was a long journey to the Maldives with a 14 hour layover in Dubai, that we thought would be great because we could do some extra unexpected exploring. It turned out to be a bad idea and the 14 hours really ended up dragging and waiting at the airport involved severe cases of delirium and an uncomfortable Bedouin tent encounter.  But after a 30 something hour journey we had arrived in the capital- Male with another domestic flight to go and a 20 minute speed boat to our resort.

We arrived at Six Senses in the late afternoon and was greeted by the General Manager and some of the GEM’s (Guest Experience Manager- one was assigned to every party). We were shown around the island via golf buggy by our GEM, Sato who also told us that the resort had a no shoe policy so for the 5 days that we were there we were barefoot – amazing.  After our 15 minute tour we were driven to our bungalow and at the door were 2 bikes with our initials lasered into some wood that hung from each bike. Because of the size of the island, these bikes were ours to get around the island- to the spa, restaurants or various snorkelling spots around the island.
The bungalow was perfect, all wood interior with a beautiful view of the reef. The bungalow had an outdoor shower and bath tub that was see-through with a window plane from under so you could see all the marine life having a peek at your bottom.

The staff were so lovely, inviting and helpful. The 7 restaurants all in different areas of the island, were excellent each with their own design to suit the cuisine and grow all their own herbs and as much of their food as possible,
The snorkelling was better than we could imagine, the reef was so close to our bungalow and the coral was so colourful and it just went on and on. We were very lucky on our first dip as we saw a little green turtle!
The spa was unreal, it had a stunning tranquil view with a team of expert therapists that made us feel so looked after. The island also boasted a FREE ICE CREAM shack on the island, 40 flavours- all free, all the time- oh my god.
The sunsets were beautiful every single night, although we did have 3 storms that only hit after sunset, lucky for us. It was actually quite scary being on an island in the middle of nowhere and also being 200 metres off shore. The wind actually blew one of our windows open and it was a huge struggle to close it. Room service was still operating which we opted for because the wind had almost knocked me off my bike  when storm number one started rolling in on the first night. Bless the staff, they were soaking wet but still in good spirits.

The day after our wedding we were scheduled to tour the area in a traditional Maldivian sailing boat called a Dhoni which was used up until the 70s as a multi purpose vessel but is now just for tours. The sunset was so beautiful and we managed to just see some dolphins leaping out of the water in the distance.

I can’t really say anything else to big up the resort, it was incredible and I’m almost 100% certain that this will always be the best holiday and resort I’ll ever had been on/to.
As we left some of the staff and GM gathered at the pier as our suit cases were being loaded onto the speed boat to send us off. “Come back again soon, next time with your babies” The GM says hahah.
Six Senses, wow, you are amazing, we had absolutely no complaints, the ultimate holiday, slow paced with sun, sand, snorkelling, excellent food and the beautiful staff. Thank you to the staff, It was unforgettable, thank you for your kindness and your hospitality, you are truly a 5☆ resort through and through.

Thank you to my hubby for the best holiday and wedding I could ever ask for. You are the best company and most genuine, funny, intelligent, caring person in the whole wide world, you have given me so much and taught me so much. You are perfect and I will always treasure you. LOVE YOU MR WRIGHT!

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