We continue with the stories of 9 day trip to the Maldives. On this occasion we hurry the last hours on the island of Vilamendhoo Before leaving for the last island of our journey: Meeru Island Resort.
That was our last morning in Vilamendhoo and we knew that a piece of our hearts would stay there. So, to say goodbye to the island, we get up again at 5:30 am to do morning snorkeling.
That day we went to the northern part of the island that we had not yet explored, so we walked to the area of the “water villas” and we entered one of the marked entrances. In all that area of the lagoon there are floats and round buoys. The buoys indicate the areas through which one can enter the lagoon and the floats are arranged every few meters to support you and rest a little. It is very important to enter and exit the buoy area, since the whole island is surrounded by corals and it is very important not to damage them.
We got into the water and it was amazing. It is a bit complicated to describe everything we saw. There were many banks of very brightly colored fish that ate plankton around corals. We also saw minibibs. These tend to get very close to the shore and can be seen from the beach, but do not suffer because they are harmless. What gave us a little more impression was the adult shark that we see deep in the sea. Only his silhouette was intuited meters deep, but it was still an imposing image.
We continued swimming along the reef and saw a turtle. It was small like the one we had seen the day before during the excursion of the manta rays and turtles. It was very pretty, but at that moment I had divided attention because a few meters away there was a jellyfish and I was worried that the tide would take me towards it. The jellyfish was also very pretty because it had incredible colors. We were in the water just over an hour and decided to leave before the sun was more itchy. On leaving we had to swim a lot because we had the current against. Snorkeling is a pass, but if you are not physically prepared it is best that you do it with a hotel guide so that he is aware of you and shows you where to enter, exit and swim without difficulties.
After breakfast we went to the hotel 'infinity pool' to spend the morning quietly. We were there all the time talking with other hotel guests who were making their seventh vacation in Vilamendhoo. They told us they loved it and that every year they were looking forward to returning. The truth is that the staff is so attentive and pleasant and the place is so dreamy, that does not surprise me. In addition, they explained that the hotel gives special treatment to customers who repeat as "upgrades" in the rooms or extra minutes in the massages. We take note!
After eating at the buffet, it was time to say goodbye to the island. At three o'clock our seaplane departed to Malé and to move later to Meeru Resort, which was to be our last stop in Maldives.