12.11.2015 – 12.14.2015
Being Close to Nature on a Seaplane
I have finally arrived in Male. Taking a seaplane ride was a very interesting experience. It only seats ten people at a time and costs $250 per person for a one-way for 35-minute flight. It took a long time to taxi before accelerating into the sky.
The Maldives is beautiful, comprising of lots of small islands, all surrounded by corals that make it look green in color. The shapes are different across all islands when seen from the sky. The seaplane brings me closer to them; to the ocean, the blue.
Palm Beach Island
Palm Beach Island is one of the furthest islands from Male. Upon arrival, I receive personalized services, with a private resorts orientation with different points and activities. Every dinner table is reserved with an individual room number and is included in the package. Tonight is a white party with everyone required to dress in white and dance on the white sand. There is an outdoor shower in the room with coconut trees up above.
12.12.2015 Palm Beach, Maldives – Conversation with the Indian Ocean
I get up at 8 am and go for a jog. The entire trip around the island lasts just 20 minutes. Then I head to the gym, where all the treadmills face the Indian Ocean.
As I step onto one of the treadmills, I gaze appreciatively at the sea’s layers, which alternate from light green, to modicum green, then green, turquoise, blue and dark blue. As I run on the treadmill, I feel as though I am drifting towards the ocean, becoming one with the light greens and dark blues.
The evening buffet includes a grill counter with very spicy Tandoori fish and Indian bread, which I enjoy more than anything else tonight.
My spa room is next to the sea with a sea view, it is so blue and spacious. I request that my masseur delivers a strong massage and I make her sweat a lot.
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