Travel Blogs from North Male Atoll
... to go out in a boat snorkelling although I am sure the coral is in a better state as the coral around our rooms was bleached white and has sadly been destroyed in places by tourists who stand on it to take photos. I only had to venture a few meters of my balcony to see the most wonderful marine life. The coral shelf drops a way about 50m out but you can see to sandy bottom far below where the bigger fish live. Some of the coral formations were like massive flowers opening ...
... after a very hot day . I must say, that the Princess staff do go out of their way to make us very comfortable, nothing seems too much trouble.
The ship tender boats,are not the most comfortable,and are very hot and cramped when 100 hot and sweaty people are in them...so once back on the ship we headed straight for the pool to cool down as temperatures now hovering in mid to high 30's.
We attended our usual Sailaway party at the back of our deck, to ...
... overall i would have to say it is one of the best drop offs and house reefs that i have ever been to in the maldives in terms of reef life ( the 5 star resorts tend to have great access but little action on the fish side - that is one of the overiding great things about komandoo and also why marlin 6 is a great room.
Spa - nothing to shout about - not the best, not the worst , very basic- definitely one of the ...
... to her stupid ********, but for once I can't find a single fault with her words.
Which brings me neatly up to date, right here in the Maldives. I can't add anything misty-eyed about it to the list of highlights above but one thing is for sure: take another look at those pictures of the Maldives on the internet. More than anything, it's a place to take it easy, a place to relax, reflect and regroup.
And that's exactly what I've done.
... lack of fresh fruit – maybe
no deliveries on Saturday? I didn’t snorkel and didn’t miss the salt water up
my nose! There’s not so much good stuff to be seen on our side today – the
water is not as clear as it was (could be all the Russians messing around in
the water) – but we saw some good stuff off the pier on the other side. Also, a
small shark came within a couple of yards of shore on our side just after we