I booked a water villa for one night, since this will truly cap my Maldivian luxury experience. I mean, you go to the Maldives for these types of accommodations, which is what made the country land in every travel bucket list. So it's easy to imagine when I was upgraded to water pool villa.
I was escorted to the bridges that led to my villa. It was quite a walk, around 3 minutes from the beach, passing by other water villas. Mine was almost at the end, beside the grandest Water Suite (think Presidential Villa).
I was given a butler which is I think the standard already in the Maldives. He was telling me all sorts of stories on how the Maldives was built. I was surprised that 20 years ago, there was just only 1 island resort in the country - the Kurumba, which is also one of my choices. But since the Kurumba was more family oriented, I decided to choose otherwise.
As soon as I entered the villa, my mouth was already open. My eyes were immediately drawn towards the view from my bed. It wasn't a very luxurious rooms, with high standard fittings, but the villa had a very exclusive feel.
My butler kept on showing me the amenities of the villa while I involuntarily nodded my headed. There was an extensive mini bar, a Nespresso machine, a fruit basket and even a bottle of wine compliments of the resort. I was too spoiled.
I then moved into the walk in closet that led to the bright bathroom. It also had access to the terrace where two sun loungers and even a day bed were idly waiting for me to occupy them. From the terrace, there were steps leading down to the open sea, so you could just snorkel off your villa.
I settled in the villa and couldn't stop taking pictures. I lay on the loungers while the sun was still high. Afterwards, I did some snorkeling and saw saw many fishes of different colors and sizes - and I wasn't even going further away from my villa.
I rose up to take a dip at he plunge pool which was a bit disappointing because of the size. It was also set on a corner, so it wasn't just in front of the sun loungers or in the center of the villa like most I have stayed in.
But then again, who cares whether the villa was not perfect. The Maldives puts on a show that beats any man made wonder. As I took a dip in my private plunge pool, I watched the sun set from the horizon, with colorful fish as my company. And to cap it off, I even saw a dolphin jump out of the water from afar. Now, that was the time I thought I was already in a dream.
With a glass of whiskey on hand, I continued to marvel at the beauty of the Maldivian sea and sun. The villa I was in was only there to heighten the sensation. And yes, it's the kind of villa that keeps you locked inside. And true enough, I never left it till the next day.