Tucked away in the Thaa Atoll in the Maldives, is a little gem called Maalifushi.
Owned by COMO Hotels and resorts, Maalifushi is the first and only resort in the unspoilt Thaa Atoll. This little known paradise houses 50 rooms and suits and 15 private villas on land and over water.
One of the perks that we enjoy at Luxury-Insider is the fact that we are given the opportunity to visit these kinds of places.
I was privileged to be able to immerse myself in the unique sort of experience that only Maalifushi by COMO can provide.
If I had to describe the time I spent with the resort in just one word, it will most definitely have to be "adventure".
I have often told people to be wary of the fact that I'm not all too fond of the water.
As silly as it may sound, I have this innate trepidation of sea creatures - yes, the movie Jaws, did indeed do a number on me.
When the day came for me to make the trip, I bravely prepared to make my way over to the little paradise that is located on a tiny island in the middle of the Indian Ocean.
Thanks to Lightfoot Travel, a luxury tour operation specialising in bespoke holidays to the Maldives, my flight to the Maldives went smoothly without a hitch.
Using a handpicked portfolio of resorts selected solely through their own first-hand experience, Lightfoot Travel tailor-makes each Maldivian itinerary to suit their clients' individual tastes and requirements.
Lightfoot Travel arranged for me to take a Singapore Airlines flight to Male International Airport - do note that Singapore Airlines operates two daily flights to Male.
I was told that we would be making the trip from Male International Airport to Maalifushi via a seaplane. I have to admit, however, that my fears about sea creatures and the ocean temporarily departed, when I saw the seaplane.
I had never been on a seaplane, and the little kid in me was excited. Once I got into the seaplane, my adventure began…