Hi Polly, Edwina
The Maldives really were, as Webtours suggested, special. The Maldives look better in reality than even the tourist brochure photographs. That 30-degree water will make me never want to swim in the local water again. We had an awesome honeymoon and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. From the moment when those atolls stare up at you whilst approaching Malé International you know, there is something about the place.
Ok, we didn’t travel the entire Maldives but the experience at Club Med was nevertheless nothing short of spectacular. We thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of the staff at Club Med Kani. The majority of the staff are local Maldivians who always appeared super ready to help with anything. Club Med Kani seemed to cater for almost everybody.
You can participate in daily social events or seclude yourself to another part of the island if you prefer more solitude. There is always something to do in terms of water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling or SCUBA-diving. The food just kept coming and we were surprised by the quality. There was always fresh seafood (and not just seafood) treats catering for all walks of life. There was also no end to the cocktails throughout the day. I would just recommend taking along your own snorkelling gear. If you wish to snorkel around the resort (as opposed to the scheduled boat trips where gear is provided) you must rent or buy lesser quality equipment at high cost. We have never been to any other Club Med Resorts before so we are in no position to compare, however, the experience was amazing. On our last night, we managed to get a 1-night upgrade special to a lagoon suite and what an experience that was!! Someday maybe we can afford a long stint in one of those. Nothing like taking a bath with a view over tropical waters.
We also had a wonderful time during our two-day stint in Dubai. Dubai seemed a little overwhelming and artificial compared to the cosy stint we had in the Maldives but nevertheless a first for us and we thoroughly enjoyed the desert safari.
Thank you very much to Webtours for the friendly and efficient service. The price and quality combination you guys offered surpassed my expectations.
Cathy & Niko
PS: Unfortunately we were taking pics of each other and seldom got into a frame together…