Friday, October 28, 2011

Maldives, Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Island

23 to 27 Oct 2011

Day 1




Kesian Sri Lanka stewerdess - they have to show their perut while working :p



Survival mode. Makan je la asal halal :)


Finally arrived and looooong queue for passport clearence at almost 8 pm Maldives time (11pm Malaysia)



Not taxi, car, van, bus or motorcycle but boat is waiting for you




Safely arrived after 45 minutes boat ride :)



Day 2


Woke up very early and enjoying this morning view infront of the room. Start my day with walking around the island. Its not that big actually. Sejam jalan kaki, dah habis pusing.



I'm in Maldives :)










Oh.. i miss the boat, please dont leave me here :)













 

 

Whale Bone


Mac PC and lepak area

 

This was my favourite spot. I can lay down and relax while enjoying the view, listening to the music and connected to super fast wifi.




The view


While contemplating whether I have the courage to snorkel - I just hop in the boat. Kuat kan hati dan semangat - I survived. Visibility not so good, cant see much but for first session - I just need to get used with the surrounding and snorkeling gear. I tagged myself with the this marine biologist guy. Just in case :)


 Saw this guy - snorkeling with shirt. Pelik kan :D







After snorkeling,  I decided to go for night fishing. Nak cuba jadi nelayan jaya :) and the photos above was the view of the sunset from the boat. Speechless. 



I caught a big fish. YEAY! so proud of myself. Not all of us in the group managed to caught fish tau. I'm the lucky one. Cewah. I shout for help as its a bit heavy to pull the fish up and this Maldivan guy came and assisted me. I have this photos as a proof :) Not that sharp (maybe because the fish was moving) but I have something to remembered off.

I almost give up actually. Lama gila menunggu sahaja. Bila orang lain dapat, rasa tak sabar. But at last, this big fish hook into my umpan. Cant describe how happy i am :)

The staffs help to cook the fish Thai style - FOC. I exchanged my fish to the smaller one and requested them to send it to room. Suddenly I got two fish :) This was just perfect to end my day two at Maldives.


Day 3


I have been waking up early every day, as early as 4 am. I know i'm on holiday but I just can't continue sleeping. Need some time to adjust to the time difference. So, every morning I walked by the beach breathing thru the fresh clean air while looking for interesting stuff to snap.








 


Crab with red eye - Interesting

Today, I braved my heart and went for snorkeling trip (what else to do in an island kan). Boat ride to Turtle Point was about 40 mins. Macam-macam rasa ada. Tak terkata. But as soon as i start snorkle, my fear somehow slowly fade away. The water was so calm and the visibility was damn clear. I'm able to relax and enjoyed the sea bed view from up above. Gila cantik. Gila best. The colourful coral, fish and whatever marine life down there were so close, tak perlu dive. I saw four turtles :) I wish I had a photographic memory so that I can remember clearly all those beautiful creatures. Tu la.. tak ada underwater camera :(

I snorkel three times today at three different spot, sampai kecut jari jemari. I give myself a pat on the back for being courageous :)


 








Daddy's lilttle girl


Resting myself after a hard day :D




Karaoke session at night, but i fall asleep

 


Day 4

Oh no.. last day at paradise :( I wish the time move slowly. As usual, my morning routine - snapping photos. It was raining and windy. I was lucky, for the past few days weather was good.





After breakfast, slowly i packed my bag. Flight depart at 10.45 pm. I got looong way to go.  To kill the time - what else - one last snorkeling trip at 2.30 pm. Lucky the weather getting better, otherwise this snorkeling trip will be cancelled.



Snorkeling was a bit challenging. Choppy water plus the rain start falling non stop. I struggled to move fwd. Asyik tertelan air masin. But the sea bed view was amazing. I was carried away and amazed.

Seperti tidak cukup-cukup, after the snorkeling trip (with the wet swimming suit) and rainy day, i continued to SAIL. They called this Catamaran. Catamaran need strong wind to sail. They said i'm so lucky. On my last day - there's wind :) However, I left my camera at the centre, leaving me with the phone camera. Ok lah, rather than nothing.





My trusted sailor. The whole journey was relaxing. He sailed to this small sandy spot, middle of the ocean. Btw, that thing on the sand was my dry bag.




To make my trip a bit dramatic - as always - I need to be rescued. On our way back to the resort, there was no wind. We stuck in the ocean, not moving. He said the tide are low and the resort blocking the wind. Somehow I did not panic. I just enjoyed the moment. Its raining and I'm middle of the ocean. The rescue boat arrived, tie the catamaran and we move slowly heading the resort :)  Another perfect ending.


Day 5

Slept all the way back to BolehLand. Tired but happy :) Safely arrived early morning. Home sweet Home. Hello bed :)

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