Saturday, May 21, 2016

Maldives - Part 1

Maldives is a dream of most of people who like beaches. Me and my wife was one of them. The water was crystal clear and the underwater view was amazing. I will break the blog in 3 part:-

In Part 1, I gonna talk about my 1st day in Male City.
In Part 2, I gonna share my Club Med Itinerary. (stay tune)
In Part 3, I gonna share foods, drinks and the facilities of the Club Med. (stay tune)


We actually bought the tickets to Maldives without knowing that the hotel and expenses was so expensive :) However it take alot plan for us to successfully fly here and enjoy our day. After many research on Hotel/Resort and expenses involved, finally we have decided to book Club Med Kani for 5 days 4 nights. It was cheap and affordable compare to others hotel, I should say worth it. It is about RM7550 for 4 night for 2 person include unlimited foods and drinks, water sport such as snookering, sailing, kayaking, swimming and etc.

Bring me to Maldives

KLIA2

Going to Boarding Gate

Shoot with Plane :)

Shoot On Plane :p

Due to late night of our flight (reach Maldives 0810pm which equal to 1110pm Malaysia time) we have decided to stay in MALE city (which near airport and it just RM400) for 1 night. This is better because if you st the Club Med, it will be consider 1 day charge (RM1880).

As you know, Internet is part of our life :p the 1st thing touch down to airport is to get a 4G Sim card for my journey. I have done some research on the telco in Maldives and decided to take 7 Days tourist pack (15gb) from Dhiraagu Maldives for USD20. It located right after from Arrival Hall.


We have choosen Newtown Inn which recommended by tripadvisor. Hotel room is small but yet is good and comfortable. Transfer is arrange via email after the hotel booking. Transfer cost it USD10 for return per person (airport to hotel and hotel to airport).


Interesting City:-
Hulhumalé or Hulhulemale (Dhivehi: ހުޅުމާލެ) is a reclaimed island located in the south of North Male Atoll, Maldives. The artificial island was reclaimed to establish a new land mass required to meet the existing and future housing, industrial and commercial development demands of the Malé region. The official settlement was inaugurated by President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom on May 12, 2004.
Reference: WIKI

We walk around the city after check in to the hotel. After awhile we have found some decent restaurant to have our late dinner 10pm (1am Malaysia time). Tired but yet still exciting visiting some place which new to explore.

She order Nasi Goreng which taste good (1USD = MVR15)

Yummy

Nasi Briyani + Tired face

After dinner we back to hotel for bath and sleep. The quality of sleep is good as I like compact room compare the spacious room. Break is provided - Egg, Hotdog, Ham, Bread and Orange Juice/Cereal.

Walking to the beach and take some photo for memory that we have been to Male City before :) Transfer to Airport (to Club Med) is arrange at 10am. While heading to Airport, you can see another Male City just beside Airport (10 mins with Ferry trip). Thanks to selfie stick so we can take alot couple photo without asking others to take or setup tripod !

Entrance of Newtown Inn

Male City Beach (near Airport), the beach is beautiful too

1 of Island which Maldivian live in.

Once we have reach Airport, we have go to Club Med counter 61 for registration. They will tag you with blue color stripe and the room number will assigned to you on the spot.

Counter 61, Club Med Kani

Tie our hand with blue stripe - Club Med

Here we go ! Jetty just at Airport

This is the Jetty, just infront of Airport (walk 1 min)

Club Med is load our baggage to the Speed boat.
Getting Ready to Take Speedboat

In Speedboat

Wefie !

Club Med staff is welcome us, Vikki is our GO

Our Club Med journey begin in Part 2, Stay tune ! Some teaser video in Club Med, enjoy !

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Jenny said...

Can u refer me to your part two for maldovs clubmed? Can't seem to find it here. Wanna know if the water villa is worth paying so much. Thanks .

Jenny

Jenny said...

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