The Boutique Inn at Villa Shabnamee
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- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Breakfast Available
- Room service
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... may have a rough time flying but I think I matched that anxiety when I realised we were getting a boat, in the dark, with heaps of other vessels going on around you like water taxis zipping through a main thoroughfare, sharks in the warm waters of a northern hemisphere beauty and I had no idea where the life jackets were as we sped over the waves crashing back down as if you went too fast over a speed hump. Kelsey was however happy as a pig in mud and wanted ...
... on on the back of the boat. And soon there were mantas swimming around and under the boat! At the back, the plankton was being attracted by the lights - and we had a pair of mantas on the surface, doing somersaults as they fed on the plankton. Amazing!! Time to jump onto the dhoni and get ready to dive. This time, torches were laid out in a circular shape across the sandy bottom (at 14m). And we sat around the edge. Looking up ...
Promised a lie in until 6.30am. However no one told the wake up call phoning person who called at 6am. And I was the only room woken up. Oh well. It was a lovely view of beautiful islands.
First dive - a sloping reef at sun island. The south west corner of South Ari Atoll. The visibility was lovely - around 40m. And so blue.
Lots of white tips. A white tail ray. And no whalesharks.
... they got to talking about getting us a room, and agreed on a price. He then hung up, and told us the price in US dollars, including all meals, a trip to and from the airport on a private boat, and full use of all water sport equipment. We agreed, and then he asked us to pay. We handed him a credit card, and he shook his head. "You pay cash". What?? He seemed shocked that we didn't have that kind of cash on us. We felt shocked that ...
... up close in real life. The water here is unbelievable. Its so baby blue, clear as your bath water, and its not just in some places. Its everywhere. The whole ocean is full of it. Every island we passed had the same beauty. Most islands were about the same size, but some of the resorts were more grand with the Huts that stood out in the water more fabulous. Christine and I look over at each other and smile...she says to me" you did great Elizabeth " I really did this time ...