MALDIVES

"As we sailed into the markedly hyped Maldives my initial impressions of the islands was reminiscent of Fiji; tropical atolls, tall emerald topped swaying palm trees, pristine white sandy beaches and the sweet smell of coral tide vicissitudes encircled by turquoise lagoons." - Chef Two Sail

Over 1000 islands

Over 1000 islands

Goodbye bodyguards

Goodbye bodyguards

Officers and gentlemen, licenced to kill

Officers and gentlemen, licenced to kill

Christmas ham in a Muslim country

Christmas ham in a Muslim country

Kurumba Resort

Kurumba Resort

Kurumba Resort

Kurumba Resort

Shopping in Male

Shopping in Male

Our neighbour MY Octopus

Our neighbour MY Octopus

Spanish Jamon

Spanish Jamon

Provisioning

Provisioning

Checkout

Checkout

Male

Male

Fantastic tuna

Fantastic tuna

Street stall

Street stall

Local fish perfect  for sashimi and sushi

Local fish perfect for sashimi and sushi

Our third load

Our third load

Told to leave asap and come back after afternoon prayers

Told to leave asap and come back after afternoon prayers

One of thousands of Mosques in Maldives

One of thousands of Mosques in Maldives

Fresh catch

Fresh catch

Market

Market

Bandos Island Resort

Bandos Island Resort

Shangri La Maldives

Shangri La Maldives

Arriving at Shangri La Maldives

Arriving at Shangri La Maldives

Magical sunsets

Magical sunsets

Private hotel

Private hotel

Underwater restaurant “Ithaa”

Underwater restaurant “Ithaa”

Honeymoon heaven

Honeymoon heaven

Bandos Island Resort sunset

Bandos Island Resort sunset

Shangri La Maldives

Shangri La Maldives

Shangri La Maldives

Shangri La Maldives

Shangri La Maldives

Shangri La Maldives

Villa Shangri La

Villa Shangri La

Shangri La Villa

Shangri La Villa

Crew taking an after charter plunge

Crew taking an after charter plunge

Amazing dive spot

Amazing dive spot

Underwater bed, the Hilton Maldives

Underwater bed, the Hilton Maldives

Shangri La sunset cocktails

Shangri La sunset cocktails

Gloriously tranquil

Gloriously tranquil

Ellie looking bashful

Ellie looking bashful

Shangri La

Shangri La

Ellie and I NYE

Ellie and I NYE

Christmas drinks

Christmas drinks

Crew celebrating NYE

Crew celebrating NYE

Ellie and I enjoying an average lunch at Bandos resort

Ellie and I enjoying an average lunch at Bandos resort

Testing local lobster

Testing local lobster

Juan my lifesaver

Juan my lifesaver

Executrive Chef Ross Chapman who helped me with provisions

Executrive Chef Ross Chapman who helped me with provisions

Chris and Juan enjoying the tropical downpour

Chris and Juan enjoying the tropical downpour

Maldives is a popular spot for luxury yachts

Maldives is a popular spot for luxury yachts

Water making plant at Shangri La Resort

Water making plant at Shangri La Resort

My galley fridge is full for crossing to Singapore

My galley fridge is full for crossing to Singapore

The last time I played golf

The last time I played golf

NYE party prep

NYE party prep

Maldives Golf and view

Maldives Golf and view

Dan, Josh and Tom fishing

Dan, Josh and Tom fishing

Xmas dinner prep

Xmas dinner prep

Post Xmas dinner brunch

Post Xmas dinner brunch

Drone shot of yacht passing

Drone shot of yacht passing

Crew Xmas lunch

Crew Xmas lunch

Relaxing for the first time in six weeks

Relaxing for the first time in six weeks

NYE day treat

NYE day treat

Filippo Executive Chef Shang Ri La was a godsend for provisioning

Filippo Executive Chef Shang Ri La was a godsend for provisioning

Crystal clear waters

Crystal clear waters

Guests not coming for another week

Guests not coming for another week

Shangri La

Shangri La

Maldive's only golf course

Maldive's only golf course

Chart from Maldives to Singapore

Chart from Maldives to Singapore

And... jump

And... jump

Under the yacht

Under the yacht

Shopping in Male

Shopping in Male

Afternoon swim

Afternoon swim

Room service

Room service

Male is densely populated

Male is densely populated

Maldives highest point

Maldives highest point

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