When we arrived at the airport, we were greeted by a porter who brought us to the boat. Our resort is on a private island about 15 minutes from the airport. After flying from London to Dubai and Dubai to Maldives, hopping onto a boat for a little ride was so much easier to handle than being crammed into a car. As our boat approached the dock, the front desk staff was standing on the dock waving to greet us. It might be a bit cheesy, but it was a nice first impression.
From our boat- pulling into the resort
We were given this amazing room on the beach and were very lucky to be on the quiet side of the island. Some days we had the beach entirely to ourselves. At most we shared with 5 or 6 people!
View from our room
Our anniversary was on March 28- three years and counting! We decided to relax during the day and take a sunset dolphin cruise before dinner. We were on a traditional Maldivian boat and saw a load of dolphin. Unfortunately I didn't bring my good camera, so the dolphin pictures are lacking.
That is a dolphin, I promise!
All of the restaurants were great (no, I didn't gain weight), but we wanted something special for our anniversary. We arranged for private dining on the beach with a five-course menu. I ate so little of what we ordered but loved every single bite!
In addition to two desserts, the restaurant made this cake for us.
After we cut it, they sent it to our room along with a bottle of bubbly!
What amazing staff to do this for us!
Evening shark feeding
Kenny and I were talking about my weight loss over drinks one evening, and he said some of the nicest things I have ever heard come out of his mouth. He said that if I want to lose more weight, he completely supports me as long as I do it for myself and don't hurt myself in the process. But he stressed that I should NOT do it for him. He said that he is more attracted to me now than he has ever been and doesn't think I need to lose more. How sweet! We all know that I had a bit of an issue last month with working out too much and not getting my period, and he doesn't want that to happen again (nor do I). On that note, I got my period over vacation. While this would normally be exceedingly annoying, we were both very happy. My body sorted itself out without the need for taking the 10-day regimen of pills prescribed by my OBGYN. When I start working out again next month, I will be much more balanced in my approach.
In lieu of my progress picture in gym clothes
Getting ready to leave:(
Parking lot-- Maldives style
Now I am packing for our golf weekend in Portugal. I have more to report about our vacation and my trip home, but it will have to wait until next week.