Day 1 - 29 Apr 2021
Content: The day has come and we were going to Maldives! Have you been there before? Well, let me tell you a little bit about the place first. Cinnamon Velifushi opened over a year ago. It is quite a new resort. There are three other Cinnamon hotels in Maldives. Cinnamon Dhonveli (North Male Atoll) Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon (North Ari Atoll) Cinnamon Hakuraa ( Meemu Atoll) Cinnamon Velifushi is the hotel where we stayed. This luxury island resort lies in a strategic position in the Vaavu Atoll, ensuring access to all the best dive sites in the area. We started our trip from Dubai - DXB international terminal 3. We took Emirates flight departure at 02:30am (always better to have a night flight to not miss a day in heaven 😍) We were super excited! The flight was short, took about 3,5hrs.
Day 2 - 30 Apr 2021
Content: We arrived in Maldives at around 6:40am. We needed to transfer our bags and check in again for a domestic flight from Male to our resort with TransMaldives. We had some coffee and snacks in the lounge and went for the flight. The flight took about 1hr. We had to pay additionally for the overweight bags (something to keep in mind as no one told us about it before as for our previous flight the weight was correct). The views from the plane were incredible (look at the pictures and try not to agree 😜).
Day 2 - 30 Apr 2021
Content: We are finally at the Cinnamon Velifushi resort! The island is not that big but it looks beautiful and really cute. There were quite a lot of people over there and a few groups of people. First we stayed in a beach villa with balcony facing the ocean. Definitely good for families with kids.
Content: Quick refreshments after arriving and it was now time for a pool and tan session. And yes we had a lot of those days. We chose “all inclusive” package to not have to deal with overpriced cocktails (Maldives is a Muslim country and alcohol is not easily available to it’s habitants that’s why prices in the resorts are much higher). Pool was situated just about 3 min walking distance from our Villa close to the Ocean as well. There was a bar open 24h serving alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks as well as some snacks if you felt hungry or thirsty. We spent most of our day getting a tan and relaxing at the pool after our flight.
Content: Quick little tour of our Superior Beach Loft. (average size 79 m2) It was two levels villa. The bathroom and main entrance was on the bottom and the room with bed and big balcony on the 1st floor. There are 12 Beach Bungalows and Superior Beach Lofts in the resort. Watch the video to see more 😊
Day 3 - 1 May 2021
Content: Early wake up. We normally wake up early, and this time we didn’t regret it at all either. We wanted to capture how beautiful the sunrise in Maldives is… and we were not disappointed. It looked WONDERFUL! Pictures look wonderful but seeing it with your own eyes was magnificent.
Content: After our morning walk we had coffee at our balcony and went for breakfast. Our packaged included breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet. Uff there was a lot of delicious food. There was a huge variety of meals to choose from. The tables in the restaurant are already attached to the room that you stay in, so you can’t choose whichever you want. Our table had a wonderful view at the Ocean as well.
Content: After breakfast it was time for some kayaking. It was not included and it had to be paid separately (everything was at the property of the resort). We were lucky enough to see big nurse sharks right next to us 😍 I was kinda scared at first but I knew that they were not dangerous. We had 1,5 hours of kayaking (don’t forget to put lots of sunscreen on your skin as the sun over there is pretty strong).
Content: Lunch time. Again huge variety of meals and drinks with a wonderful view. We loved the relaxed vibe on the island. Slow, carefree, happy life! The staff working in the hotel were very nice and helpful as well. Every table has one waiter assigned to it.
Content: Time for pool again. We did a little bit of snorkeling around the beach as well to see how it looks. It was our last day at the main pool as we were changing our Villa the next day. We had some apperol spritz while tanning and relaxing. We stayed at the beach till around 6pm.
Content: We went for a walk around the island to watch the sunset and take some nice pictures. While walking around we saw a couple getting engaged. There was a beautiful table set up with the live band as well. So lovely! Hm… now question to you guys… Would you want to get married in Maldives? 😀
Day 4 - 2 May 2021
Content: Today we are changing our villa. We are moving into water pool villa. And my goodness how beautiful it looked! We could stay over there forever 😍 We had our own hammock over the water as well as pool and entrance to the ocean. That’s why we didn’t go to use main pool anymore. It was great but nothing compares to the private one and the privacy that we got. We were in love with the view and the place.
Content: After arranging our stuff it was time to celebrate Kasia’s birthday 🥳 yes! That was the main reason why we went to Maldives. And we couldn’t imagine a better place to celebrate it in. The weather, the food, the company and the ambience made it all perfect & unforgettable.
Content: We decided to have dinner a little earlier. During the dinner time the staff members working in the hotel prepared a birthday cake and also nice set up on a bed in our room. They even sang “Happy Birthday” song 😀 how cute was that!
Day 4 - 2 May 2021
Content: I didn’t tell you yet, but the resort has it’s own disco club as well! And that’s what we needed for a birthday celebration. All inclusive packaged is available in the club as well. They also have 2 pool tables over there and a DJ. It was a fun & memorable day. We didn’t take pictures as we decided to celebrate without our phones. This two videos are the only ones we have ☺️
Day 5 - 3 May 2021
Content: After waking up I thought it was the end of my birthday celebrations, but Graham surprised me with a floating breakfast in the morning! Oh, I love those type of things so I was super happy and excited. If you would like to have it, it is an additional cost and champagne is included. It was a lot of food as well. No way you will feel hungry afterwards! We stayed in our water villa enjoying our breakfast, champagne and swimming in the pool. It was such a lovely day!
Content: Snorkeling time!! What’s best when you have a private entrance to the Ocean ? Go snorkeling whenever you feel like! We had our snorkeling gear with us but if you forgot it, then you can always rent it out in the resort.
Content: After getting plenty of sun we decided to have sundowners on our terrace. It was truly magical 🥰 Wish I could see sunsets like this everyday!!!!
Day 6 - 4 May 2021
Content: Early wake up to take some nice sunrise morning pictures on the water villa. After that we went for breakfast. After breakfast We had to do our covid tests before departure. The resort has it’s own doctor and a place where they take tests for you which was nice. They also send the results to your room once they are done.
Content: We went to visit a side bar as we didn’t have a chance to go there before. It was a cute island set up and had a view of the ocean. The bar was hidden between the palm trees. We tried some new cocktails and relaxed before heading back to our room. All inclusive package works everywhere except room service.
Day 6 - 4 May 2021
Content: We made a reservation in a seafood restaurant located on a deck at the end of the resort (with a full ocean view) it was close to our water villa. The sunset wasn’t the best that evening but we still enjoyed the view, the food and delicious wine. Sadly It was our last day in Maldives, and we made it memorable for sure.
Day 7 - 5 May 2021
Content: It’s time to leave… We were sad 😞 We could definitely stay longer. We had our breakfast and pool time in the morning. Also, our flight time changed and it was earlier than before so we had to take earlier sea plane transfer. Normally we were supposed to have a boat transfer but the hotel changed it for us as they were not notified about the flight change.
Day 7 - 5 May 2021
Content: We arrived in Male, we had some coffee at the airport before our departure to Dubai. We surely had a blast and would definitely recommend to visit!!