Team HA Rebecca's Maldives Adventure

A sneak peak: Rebecca’s week in the Maldives

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We work in travel because we love it. And, one of the many (huge) perks of the job, is having the chance to explore far-flung corners of the Earth – making sure we’re keeping on top of the best places the world has to offer, so we can design the very best holidaysfor you. 

We test it all. The hotels, the swimming pools, the food, the excursions, the sites… it’s an extremely tough job, but we take it on the chin. 

If you follow us on Instagram, you’ll have spotted that our very own Maldives expert, Rebecca, was flying around the archipelago in a seaplane last month, having the absolute time of her life.

She was brushing up on her Maldives knowledge as part of a group agents’ trip, organised by the wonderful Sun Siyam Resorts (a big thank you to them!)

Here’s a sneak peak at what she got up to…

Seaplanes and speedboats galore…

“Getting to and from the islands was a real highlight for me and an experience in itself. It’s simply iconic. You’re either zooming through the ocean on a speedboat (full James Bond style), or you’re flying through the air in a seaplane. It can get quite hot and noisy (make sure you have water!), but the views are out of this world and it really does slap you around the face with the fact that you’re actually in the Maldives – real magic.” 

Days 1–3: Sun Siyam Iru Veli

Best for: 5* premium romance, pristine beaches with powder-white sand, impeccable service and floating breakfasts.

“This island is the absolute dream for honeymooners. It’s very focused on the romantic, couples experience, with some absolutely phenomenal food to enjoy as you go. The seafood was so fresh and delicious (you MUST try the lobster – if that’s your thing!) All of the rooms are suites with their very own swimming pool (so special) and you can start the day with a floating champagne breakfast… it doesn’t get more ‘luxury Maldives’ than that! Iru Veli isn’t the cheapest option, but if you’re looking for something special – you won’t be disappointed here.”

Days 3–5: Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Best for: Foodies! There’s a huge range of bars and restaurants to choose from. A world-class spa and massive, beautiful rooms and a great kids’ pool.

“Iru Fushi is a medium sized island with so many options for places to eat and drink. If you’re staying a while (and why wouldn’t you?!) you absolutely won’t get bored of the offering here. What’s more, they’re all included in the all-inclusive, too. So you can indulge as much as you like and leave your wallet locked away! There’s a great kids’ pool, as well as an adults-only infinity pool. Plus, the spa is award-winning – I made sure I sampled it!”

Days 5–7: Siyam World

Best for: Familes and groups of friends. It’s a fun, social, jungley island packed with activities and endless things to do.

“I had my very own over-water villa complete with my very own slide straight into the turquoise water! Just incredible, proper pinch-yourself stuff. There’s so much to do at Siyam World, from horse-riding to larking about on their floating water park. Activities are top of the bill here! If you’re travelling with a partner and are looking for romantic, relaxing indulgence, I’d probably say there are better options. However, if you’re visiting with a family or a group of friends – this is perfect!”

Days 7–9: Sun Siyam Olhuveli

Best for: A great, wholesome 4* option, perfect for those who want to enjoy all of the beauty of the Maldives at a fantastic price. The snorkelling is fab, too!

“I did my best snorkelling here, by far. The water was so clear! And the coral was all alive which was amazing. There’s a reef really close to the shore and you can see so much. On my last morning I snorkelled right outside my ocean-front room and even saw some reef sharks! I paddle-boarded too, so recommended! We also had an amazing beach BBQ on the last evening when they cooked up traditional Maldivian food and it was such a wonderful, authentic way to finish my adventure.”

Rebecca is back in chilly Blighty and more than ready to swing right into designing your perfect Maldives holiday. Give her a call on 01242 253 073 or drop her an email today!