Maldives: Velassaru Islands
To celebrate earning our 200 hour yoga and meditation teacher training certificate in Rishikesh, India we treated ourselves to a luxury vacation. What better place than the Maldives? With lush landscapes, exotics beaches and plus accommodations it was an easy choice.
We arrived in Male, Maldives in the afternoon to find a crew member awaiting our arrival. We immediately boarded the boat and headed to Velassaru Resort. The ride was about a half hour with a scenic view of other small islands.
In a matter of minutes we were checked into paradise. Our large bungalow was just steps away from the beach. It housed a comfortable living area, king sized bed, work space and mini bar. What I loved most was the bathroom with a fabulous inside, outside shower with a double vanity and plenty of L’ Occitane products.
Velassaru offered a variety of restaurants on the island. Breakfast at Vela was a delicious spread of just about anything you could want from pastries, quiche and made to order omlettes. I especially enjoyed the fresh fruit and good coffee.
We always kept lunch very light and ate tapas at The Chill Bar and having frozen drinks. The afternoon was a great time to sit at the infinity pool or splash around in the beautiful blue ocean water.
Evening dinners were relaxed with a touch of fine dining. We’d have delicious grilled lobster, steamed vegetables and cold cocktails. Sand was by far my favorite opened grill restaurant on the island.
Relaxing was the name of the game however we made time for sunset yoga provided by the resort. We also had to treat ourselves to some decadence at Velassaru Spa. I chose a “Ritual” I renamed “Maldivian WoMAN”. The two and a half hour ritual included a deep tissue massage, a Lagoon Coral (body) Scrub, and a Botanial Facial.
This was a much needed and well deserved vacation that we will never forget. We both joked saying it’s the perfect place for a wedding or anniversary, but here we are, moon with no honey.