Location: Lisboa

Day 1 - 5 Oct 2019

Aeroporto Humberto Delgado

Lisboa, Aeroporto Humberto Delgado
Lisboa, Aeroporto Humberto Delgado
Lisboa, Aeroporto Humberto Delgado

Content: Getting this amazing journey started ✌️ Before heading to the Maldives, you usually have to make a stopover in Dubai! I decided to take advantage of that and also visit it before the relaxing Maldives 😍 I departed from Lisbon, flying with Emirates. Amazing experience. 💯 10/10

Location: دبي

Day 1 - 5 Oct 2019

Dubai terminal 3 arrival

دبي, Dubai terminal 3 arrival
دبي, Dubai terminal 3 arrival
دبي, Dubai terminal 3 arrival
دبي, Dubai terminal 3 arrival

Content: The biggest and most impressive airport in the world. It even has a train inside it. The amount of shops is huge and the facilities themself are just 🤯 From here you can take a transfer to the hotel!

Location: Dubai

Day 1 - 5 Oct 2019

The Canvas Hotel Dubai — MGallery Hotel Collection

Dubai, The Canvas Hotel Dubai — MGallery Hotel Collection
Dubai, The Canvas Hotel Dubai — MGallery Hotel Collection
Dubai, The Canvas Hotel Dubai — MGallery Hotel Collection
Dubai, The Canvas Hotel Dubai — MGallery Hotel Collection

Content: Checking in the hotel after a long flight! I stayed here for 4 nights and I can say that I do not regret it at all. The location is okay, in 10-15 min by car you can get to the city center. The rooms are amazing as well as the staff. Plus, you have a swimming pool in the rooftop, perfect for the hot weather 😅 Everything worked out perfectly! Really good value for money. 💯 9/10

Location: Dubai

Day 2 - 6 Oct 2019

Dubai Marina

Dubai, Dubai Marina
Dubai, Dubai Marina
Dubai, Dubai Marina
Dubai, Dubai Marina
Dubai, Dubai Marina
Dubai, Dubai Marina
Dubai, Dubai Marina

Content: Starting exploring this young city in the Dubai Marina. Here you can see a LOT of boats, yachts and many tall buildings 😍 💯 10/10

Atlantis Hotel

Dubai, Atlantis Hotel
Dubai, Atlantis Hotel
Dubai, Atlantis Hotel
Dubai, Atlantis Hotel
Dubai, Atlantis Hotel

Content: This is in fact a 5 star hotel, but that takes part of the itinerary when touristing in Dubai right? 😅 The true is that it is really nice to see it and you can even go on the mall that is inside it! Plus, there is an aquatic park there where you can have fun and refresh 😍 Note: when in Dubai, I really advise you to move by CAR (rented or taxi, they are not expensive). The hot is intense and almost nobody walks from one place to the other 🥵

Umm Suqeim

Dubai, Umm Suqeim
Dubai, Umm Suqeim

Content: I got the chance to visit this beach, however more with the purpose of having a view to the famous hotel Burj Al Arab 😍 If you intend to enjoy a beach and have a swim I would recommend others such as: - JBR Open Beach - Al Mamzar Beach Park - Marina Beach. Marina Beach - Dubai Creek Be aware that some beaches in Dubai are paid and only accept people aged more than 21 years old.

The Dubai Palace Downtown

Dubai, The Dubai Palace Downtown
Dubai, The Dubai Palace Downtown
Dubai, The Dubai Palace Downtown
Dubai, The Dubai Palace Downtown
Dubai, The Dubai Palace Downtown
Dubai, The Dubai Palace Downtown

Content: This is another luxurious hotel in Dubai! Nevertheless, you can always stop by and have a drink in their bar as well as taking some cool pictures in front of it. It has a great (and different) view to the Burj Khalifa 😍 💯 10/10

Location: Dubai

Day 3 - 7 Oct 2019

Dubai Mall

Dubai, Dubai Mall
Dubai, Dubai Mall
Dubai, Dubai Mall
Dubai, Dubai Mall
Dubai, Dubai Mall
Dubai, Dubai Mall
Dubai, Dubai Mall
Dubai, Dubai Mall
Dubai, Dubai Mall

Content: The second biggest mall in the WORLD! I think you can only realize how big it is when you go there 😅 The thing about this mall is that is has different malls inside it! You can find here all kind of shops and also all kind of restaurants. Everything 😅 💯 10/10

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Dubai, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Content: You can always pay a visit to the amazing Aquarium! Yes, the mall has an Aquarium and Waterzoo INSIDE it. I really advise you to book tickets in advance so that you do not have to wait in the line, which can be huge some days!

Burj Khalifa

Dubai, Burj Khalifa
Dubai, Burj Khalifa
Dubai, Burj Khalifa
Dubai, Burj Khalifa
Dubai, Burj Khalifa
Dubai, Burj Khalifa
Dubai, Burj Khalifa
Dubai, Burj Khalifa
Dubai, Burj Khalifa
Dubai, Burj Khalifa
Dubai, Burj Khalifa
Dubai, Burj Khalifa

Content: In my opinion, visiting the one and only Burj Khalifa is a must when coming to Dubai! However, it is really expensive. So you can think of it as an one time experience 😊 The higher you want to go, the more you pay. But I swear that the view is worth it. It is really different from anything else I’ve seen before, the building itself inside is amazing and you also get included some food and drinks while you are there! I advise spending some time there just enjoying and waiting until sunset and night so that you can see all the city with the lights on from above! 🤩 💯 10/10

Fonte de Dubai

Dubai, Fonte de Dubai
Dubai, Fonte de Dubai
Dubai, Fonte de Dubai
Dubai, Fonte de Dubai
Dubai, Fonte de Dubai
Dubai, Fonte de Dubai
Dubai, Fonte de Dubai

Content: After going down the Burj Khalifa, you should head to near the Mall to see the amazing fountain show!!! ✨ It is absolutely impressive, it gave me goosebumps 😍 Not only the fountains & lights are amazing but also they are extremely well coordinated with the music! Note: check on the internet, when you are there, the times of the show on that day!

Location: Dubai

Day 4 - 8 Oct 2019

Bus Stop International City

Dubai, Bus Stop International City
Dubai, Bus Stop International City
Dubai, Bus Stop International City

Content: Day to explore Abu Dhabi! It is safe, easy and cheap to take a bus from Dubai to Abu Dhabi, more specifically to near the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Note 1: when buying tickets it is normal that there are two different lines (one for woman and another for men) 😊 Note 2: in Dubai there are not restrictions for clothing, however when going to Abu Dhabi you should respect the rules and the dress code of the locals! If you are a tourist: Men - no knees showing; Women - fully dressed but you do not have to wear a burka.

Location: أبو ظبي

Day 4 - 8 Oct 2019

Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed

أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed
أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed
أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed
أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed
أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed
أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed
أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed
أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed
أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed
أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed
أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed
أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed
أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed
أبو ظبي, Mesquita do Sheikh Zayed

Content: I think no words can truly describe this place. It was a pleasure and amazing experience to visit it! The mosque is magnificent and the biggest in the country. You can find here the biggest Persian carpet of the world (located in a huge praying room), the world’s largest Swarovski chandelier and beautiful painted rooms filled with crystals! It is a dream. When arriving, they give each person proper clothing in a dressing room if you are not properly dressed: you can hire an Abaya (to cover your body) and Shayla (to cover your head).  It is for free, everything is perfectly cleaned and you can chose between some colors! I loved it since I felt it was part of the experience 😍 You can visit the Mosque for free or you can buy tickets to have a guided tour! 💯 10/10

Location: Abu Dhabi

Day 4 - 8 Oct 2019

Palácio dos Emirados

Abu Dhabi, Palácio dos Emirados
Abu Dhabi, Palácio dos Emirados
Abu Dhabi, Palácio dos Emirados
Abu Dhabi, Palácio dos Emirados

Content: After visiting the Mosque, you can head to the famous Emirates Palace, which is another luxury 5 star hotel 😅 This place is famous however for the really cool view that it has to the Etihad Towers, the famous buildings in Abu Dhabi that already appeared in some movies!

Location: Dubai

Day 4 - 8 Oct 2019

The Canvas Hotel Dubai — MGallery Hotel Collection

Dubai, The Canvas Hotel Dubai — MGallery Hotel Collection

Content: Going back to the hotel so that you can rest for the second part of the trip! You can enjoy the pool in the hotel rooftop 😊

Location: Dubai

Day 5 - 9 Oct 2019

Airport Terminal 2, Departure

Dubai, Airport Terminal 2, Departure
Dubai, Airport Terminal 2, Departure
Dubai, Airport Terminal 2, Departure
Dubai, Airport Terminal 2, Departure
Dubai, Airport Terminal 2, Departure
Dubai, Airport Terminal 2, Departure

Content: Taking another flight, this time to paradise! 😍 Again, I flew with Emirates and everything worked out perfectly! When arriving to the Maldives, you have passport control and don’t be surprised by the airport. It is really small and old 😅

Location:

Day 5 - 9 Oct 2019

Aeroporto Internacional Ibrahim Nasir

, Aeroporto Internacional Ibrahim Nasir
, Aeroporto Internacional Ibrahim Nasir
, Aeroporto Internacional Ibrahim Nasir
, Aeroporto Internacional Ibrahim Nasir
, Aeroporto Internacional Ibrahim Nasir

Content: From the airport in the capital (Male), you can get a transfer to the resort. Depending on the distance to the resort you either take a boat or a seaplane. In my case I took a boat and the journey was around 40 minutes! The feeling is already 😍 because the water is so clear and has a different shade of blue than usual, even in high seas 🌊

Paradise island resort

, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort

Content: I only stayed in one resort in the Maldives, but there are people that when staying more time decide to change or explore others. Be aware however that moving around is really expensive, even in small distances since everything is private and you have to go by sea. This resort was really good for the price! The island itself (beach and sea) was stunning, the facilities of the resort were modest (in the Maldivian style), the food was good and the staff was great! Really welcoming and kind people that are really there for you 😊

Location: Kaafu Atoll

Day 5 - 9 Oct 2019

Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Content: So, arriving to the resort is already pretty exciting 😅 When you arrive, you need to check in and the staff explains you everything you need to know to make your stay the best possible: how the resort works, where you should head to eat, the different restaurants, activities, programmed events and places you can explore in the island! Time to unpack and already dress a swimsuit to dive in the sea!! 😍

Location: Kaafu Atoll

Day 6 - 10 Oct 2019

Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Content: After a good night of sleep, you can start exploring the resort and the island! There is a really cool spot: the watersports bar! Here they offer a lot of different drinks and you can enjoy the beach club! 🙌 They always have music and sometimes they also do some funny activities with the guests! 💯 10/10

Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Content: After the bar you can enjoy the beach 🏝😍 Even the beach in front of the beach club is amazing and you can watch people doing some crazy watersports 😅

Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Content: Finishing the day with a dinner in the buffet! All meals are included here if you choose to go with the “all included” regime. I advise you to do so, otherwise paying for each meal separately will get VERY expensive! In the buffet they offer a huge variety of food within the starters, main courses and deserts! You can also try the typical Indian food, which is amazing 🤩

Location: Himmafushi

Day 7 - 11 Oct 2019

HOTEL PARADISE ISLAND RESORT & SPA 5 ESTRELLAS (ISLAS MALDIVAS - NORTH MALE ATOLL)

Himmafushi, HOTEL PARADISE ISLAND RESORT & SPA 5 ESTRELLAS (ISLAS MALDIVAS - NORTH MALE ATOLL)
Himmafushi, HOTEL PARADISE ISLAND RESORT & SPA 5 ESTRELLAS (ISLAS MALDIVAS - NORTH MALE ATOLL)
Himmafushi, HOTEL PARADISE ISLAND RESORT & SPA 5 ESTRELLAS (ISLAS MALDIVAS - NORTH MALE ATOLL)

Content: Time for a spa! 🧖‍♀️ In my opinion, this is a great “activity” to do when in the Maldives. How heavenly can it be 😍 They offer a good variety of messages for you to choose from and I can say they are amazing! Usually, resorts in the Maldives have great masseuses 💯 Note: This is something you have to pay for separately!

Location:

Day 7 - 11 Oct 2019

Paradise island resort

, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort

Content: After a relaxing spa you can always take a walk around the beach, read a book in the shadow of a palm tree or basically do whatever you want 😅😍 The Maldives are probably one of the best places to relax and disconnect from the world 🌎 This is the beach in front of our room in a beach villa 😊

Location: Kaafu Atoll

Day 7 - 11 Oct 2019

Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Content: By the end of the day, the animal keepers in the resort often go feed the rays and they invite guests to also do it! Before this, I had never seen a ray in my life so you can imagine how a memorable experience it was!! They are super kind animals and if you just drop the food they won’t do any harm! 😍 💯 10/10

Location: Kaafu Atoll

Day 8 - 12 Oct 2019

Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Content: Starting the day with a nice breakfast and a swim in the pool! I have to say that I love swimming pools but when it comes to the Maldives I really think that you should waist your time in the sea instead! The water is just so crystal clear and warm, I don’t have that in my home country 😅

Location:

Day 8 - 12 Oct 2019

Paradise island resort

, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort

Content: When in the resorts, you can usually ask for an upgrade for a night (or more) and pay less than you would usually do if becoming beforehand! I really enjoyed experiencing the water villas 😍 they have a private pool, jacuzzi and access to the sea where you can snorkel completely alone!! Plus, the villas themselves are just 💯

Paradise island resort

, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort

Content: The path to the villas is a very famous kind of photo spot in the Maldives’s resorts! 😅 Totally recommend if you want to take some “postcard” pictures for one day to remember 😊

Location: Kaafu Atoll

Day 8 - 12 Oct 2019

Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Content: If you want to take a pause in the buffet food you can always head to the other restaurants in the resort! This one offers a good variety of seafood! The food was good but not amazing for the price (I think that it was too expensive even taking into account that it is the Maldives 😅). But here I might be doubtful, since I am from Portugal and we are used to really good seafood, the expectations are always really high! The view/location however is absolutely incredible, which makes the experience better 😊 💯 7/10

Location:

Day 9 - 13 Oct 2019

Paradise island resort

, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort

Content: SNORKELING is something you can do everyday that it is sunny in the Maldives!! The only thing you need is sunlight and diving glasses! If you want to move faster and more easily, you can also use fins, which I recommend. Unfortunately, in the Maldives many corals are not alive 🥺 Nevertheless, the crystal clear blue water makes it really easy for you to see the fishes (which are beautiful and still a LOT)!! 🐠 I did snorkeling almost everyday and I actually think it is addicting 😅 plus you explore a lot and do some physical activity!

Location: Kaafu Atoll

Day 9 - 13 Oct 2019

Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Content: Time for some beach again and to have some drinks in the main bar of the resort! Weather in the Maldives can be quite unpredictable and the staff is aware of that. Therefore, they often organize parties/activities in this bar for you to enjoy! Moreover, you can always head to a YOGA or meditation session which they also offer 😊

Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Content: During certain periods of time during the day, the animal keepers of the resort feed the SHARKS! Yes, the sharks, but don’t worry because they don’t eat humans 😅 it is a guarantee from the hotel that you can even swim around them, that they will do no harm to you! Here, you cannot feed the sharks (the amount of food to be given is huge), but you can watch them being fed which is actually pretty impressive as you can see from the pictures 😅 💯 8/10

Location: Kaafu Atoll

Day 10 - 14 Oct 2019

Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa
Kaafu Atoll, Paradise Island Resort & Spa

Content: Starting the day with a sport: CANOEING! 🛶 This is in my opinion a great activity to do in the Maldives since it is not stressfull and you can move around the blue water 😍 I advise you to go during the early morning or late afternoon so that the sun is not too strong! I am serious, it can get pretty exhausting with the heat and you will end up not enjoying as much. 💯 10/10

Location:

Day 10 - 14 Oct 2019

Paradise island resort

, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort

Content: Time to explore the other side of the island! Usually, the resorts in the Maldives are located in small islands (the only thing they have is really the resort 😅) so it is pretty easy to see everything. This is in the opposite side of the water villas and you can see that there is much more palm trees 🏝 If you wish, there is also the possibility to rent a bike to move around the island🚲

Oceano Índico

, Oceano Índico
, Oceano Índico
, Oceano Índico
, Oceano Índico
, Oceano Índico

Content: After some rest, time for another activity! This one is for free in the resort, so it is always nice to take advantage of that 😊 You go on a fishing boat during the afternoon to high seas (away from the island) with the purpose of watching the sunset and fishing during the night!! How cool is it? It was a fun experience and definitely different than what I usually do 😅 However, I didn’t catch a single fish 🤣 Anyway, you don’t go alone, you go with other guests and you can always meet new people and have a good time! 💯 8/10

Location: Kaafu Atoll

Day 11 - 15 Oct 2019

North Malé Atoll

Kaafu Atoll, North Malé Atoll
Kaafu Atoll, North Malé Atoll
Kaafu Atoll, North Malé Atoll
Kaafu Atoll, North Malé Atoll
Kaafu Atoll, North Malé Atoll
Kaafu Atoll, North Malé Atoll
Kaafu Atoll, North Malé Atoll
Kaafu Atoll, North Malé Atoll

Content: Time for an adventure! As I said, in the resort they offer you a variety of activities which you have to pay for if you want to do. One of them is going by speedboat to the North Male Atoll Reef to go snorkeling and watch the sea TURTLES! You can actually swim with them, how amazing is that? 😍 🐢 Plus, you also see a lot of beautiful corals, fishes and if you are lucky even sharks! It was an absolutely unforgettable experience that I recommend everyone doing 😍 worth every dime! 💯 10/10

Location:

Day 11 - 15 Oct 2019

Paradise island resort

, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort

Content: After coming back from the tour is time to enjoy the last day in the island 🥺 Going again diving in the crystal clear water and enjoying the last tropical and warm night! Also, the Maldives have incredible sunsets as you can see 😉💯

Location:

Day 12 - 16 Oct 2019

Paradise island resort

, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort
, Paradise island resort

Content: Waking up very early for two reasons: to see the sunrise and to say goodbye to this magical place before heading home 🥺 The Maldives are known for having magical sunrises 🌅 and I can tell you that until now this was the most magnificent one I’ve ever seen 😍

Aeroporto Internacional Ibrahim Nasir

, Aeroporto Internacional Ibrahim Nasir
, Aeroporto Internacional Ibrahim Nasir
, Aeroporto Internacional Ibrahim Nasir

Content: After packing everything is time to say goodbye 😞 You can take again the transfer boat to the airport in Male from the resort! There you can catch a plane to your home country, usually with a stopover in Dubai 😊 I hope you enjoy this trip as much as I did. It is definitely one of the bests, and I couldn’t recommend it more, to everyone! 💙💯