Maldives Honeymoon | The Unrivaled Beauty of Their Beaches

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After visiting Hong KongChiang MaiChiang Rai, and Bangkok, our Maldives honeymoon adventure ended at the turquoise water and white sands surrounding the magical, secluded island of the Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives. The tropical island nation of the Maldives is located in the Indian Ocean, in the heart of the Arabian Sea. We spent six blissful days and seven nights at one of the Four Seasons resorts. Our stay was the ultimate beach vacation– so peaceful, beautiful, and refreshing!

The Maldives are part of South Asia and are known for being geographically spread out; they are composed of 26 “atolls,” which are ring-shaped coral reef borders, and span nearly 115 square miles in size. Aside from their enormous length and dispersion, the most defining characteristic of the Maldives would be the unrivaled beauty of their beaches. Everywhere we went looked like a scene from a fabulous postcard! It was an amazing way to spend part of our honeymoon, and I hope we can go back some day… maybe for our anniversary!

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Maldives | Bubbly Moments

A Little History

The Republic of the Maldives became independent from the United Kingdom in 1965, but has a rich cultural history dating back centuries beforehand. The capital of the Maldives is Malé, which is also the most populated of the islands. It is sometimes called the “King’s Island” both for its central location and because the Maldivian monarchy resided there in the past.

Over thousands of years, the Maldives has had connections to a number of religions including: Buddhism, due to their proximity to India; Islam, during a period where the nation was a sultanate; and Christianity during the Colonial era. Currently, the nation’s ethnic makeup is estimated at 100 percent Maldivian, most residents are practicing Muslims, and the primary language spoken is Maldivian as well, preserving their unique and complex cultural history.

History aside, the Maldives we know today is an attractive hub for tourists and a fantastic place to spend time away from the grind. The island communities are close-knit, in part due to how separately the atolls are dispersed. This closeness and togetherness shone through during our stay, and by the end of the week, it felt like home.

Maldives Honeymoon Beach Outfits

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Sea Plane Ride from Malé International Airport

We flew into Malé International Airport, the main airport in the Maldives, which is located on the “King’s Island.” It was opened in 1960, and was upgraded in 1972 to accommodate the substantial tourism boom that followed. Prior to this point, the Maldives were relatively unknown to global tourism, but now tourism counts for 28% of their nation’s gross domestic product.

While Malé is one of the main atolls, our hotel was in a different location, so we took a 30-minute sea plane ride to get there. What a truly breathtaking way to preview our Maldives honeymoon stay! From overhead, we were able to see the entire lay of the atolls through the window, which only made us more excited to get to our destination. Not to mention that sea planes are surprisingly spacious compared to regular commercial airlines. Furthermore, because the 26 islands are so spread out, sea planes and boat rides are the two main modes of transportation to travel between them. To us, taking a sea plane was foreign and exciting, but to most local people, it was business as usual.

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Sea Plane Ride | Maldives | Bubbly Moments
Maldives | Bubbly Moments
Maldives | Bubbly Moments

Maldives | Bubbly Moments
Maldives | Bubbly Moments
Maldives | Bubbly Moments

Biking on the Small Island

Maldives | Bubbly Moments
Maldives | Bubbly Moments

Though a number of the atolls in the Maldives are quite small, there is plenty of adventure to be found when exploring them! The main source of transportation on our island was the bicycle which gave us the opportunity to go from our overwater villa to the beach, the scuba diving center, to one of the restaurants, the library, or the tennis courts.

It was also a great way to leisurely pass the day and enjoy the beautiful, balmy weather during our Maldives honeymoon. It was hot while we were there, and cruising around the island provided a much-needed breeze that cut through the humidity.

Four Seasons Maldives

The Four Seasons is located in Landau Giraavaru, one of the islands, and it offers bungalows, villas, as well as specialty accommodations. The hotel perfectly represent the sunny and sultry climate of the area. It is tucked behind traditional turquoise gates, and is surrounded by nature on each side. Private gardens cover the land, and each of the land-based accommodations features beach access.

They offer a full service spa for rest and relaxation as well as various excursion packages to explore Landau Giraavaru during your stay. Additionally, guests are served a daily breakfast delivered to their room, consisting of fresh local fruits, Landaa Spring bottled water, coffee and tea. The villas are spectacular, with wooden steps and walkways connecting them to the rest of the property, suspended over the crystal clear blue waters.

The decor of the rooms is simple and elegant, with teal accents, and bright sunlight streaming in through open windows which provide panoramic views of the ocean and beaches. You’re never more than a few steps from the beach staying at the Four Seasons. It is a perfect place to find privacy, tranquility, and relaxation during your Maldives honeymoon.


There are a number of activities available for guests, including a self-guided outdoor yoga trail, snorkeling, kayaking, and catamaran sailing. During our Maldives honeymoon, we did a number of things, most of them outdoors in the warm and sunny weather.

We spent some time underwater scuba diving and snorkeling, and saw some of the coral atolls up close. Diving in the Maldives is a truly unique experience. The waters are so clear that it’s perfect for up-close underwater photography, and there was certainly enough photo-worthy sea life as well! Native to the Maldives are a variety of manta rays and sharks, including the “gentle giant” whale shark, known as the largest species of them all.

We also played tennis and went windsurfing, which was a total thrill! It was a fantastic way to get a feel for the area while enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Maldives | Bubbly Moments
Maldives | Bubbly Moments
Maldives | Bubbly Moments
Maldives | Bubbly Moments


Speaking of outdoor enjoyment, the hotel has four marvelous restaurants. The first is Blu, which is situated along the lagoon and features a five-course menu of beachside Italian and Sicilian staples as well as “Lobster Night Tuesdays”. Once a week, Blu’s menu features specialty Sardinian lobster dishes designed for the occasion. Second is Al Barakat, serving Arabian fare like hummus, tabouleh, and falafel as well as entrees like roasted lamb and shawarma. Their third restaurant, Café Landaa, overlooks the swimming pool and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their menu is a fusion of Eastern and Western cuisines, with dishes like Malabar Calamari and the Fried Eggplant Plate.

Last but certainly not least is Fuego Grill, which was our favorite place! There’s just something about eating fresh seafood at a restaurant by the ocean that makes it all the more delicious! Their menu is primarily seafood, including classics like oysters and calamari as well as fun and flavorful dishes like Reef Fish Carpaccio. It’s good to come hungry to these restaurants — you won’t be disappointed!


The Four Seasons also has a few bars on-site that give the opportunity for fun on the beach after dark. Shisha Bar offers Middle Eastern appetizers from Al Barakat as Turkish coffee and shisha out of hookahs for a relaxing night on the beach. If smoking is not quite your style, the Four Seasons also has Blu Bar, located right on the beach and open during the day as well for a seaside cocktail or fruity non-alcoholic beverage. Blu Bar puts an Italian twist on tapas and other appetizers as well, and offers sparkling Prosecco to sip on the beach at sunset during your Maldives honeymoon.

Seabar is right at the water’s edge, boasting frozen margaritas and frozen seafood tapas. Located above the water in the north lagoon, the seating at Seabar is made up of cushions and outdoor lounge furniture. You can dangle your toes over the water, watch the sun set over the horizon, or lay comfortably in the sunshine. The most amazing part, however, had to be watching the lemon sharks and reef fish feed at the bottom of the atolls every night! Just like when we were diving, the water was so clear and turquoise blue that we could perfectly see them swimming around below us. It was breathtaking to be so close to these amazing animals — even if it was a little scary knowing they were hungry and looking to feed.

Maldives | Bubbly Moments
Maldives | Bubbly Moments
Maldives | Bubbly Moments
Maldives | Bubbly Moments
Maldives | Bubbly Moments

After visiting Hong Kong, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Bangkok, our trip to the Maldives islands was an unforgettable way to end our 21-day honeymoon. We saw beautiful sights, spent almost every day at the beach, and were able to just relax and enjoy each other’s company. Between the time we spent sunbathing and all of the awesome outdoor activities we did, our Maldives honeymoon week went by too fast!

Have you been to the Maldives? What is your favorite beach destination? Comment below!


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  1. Lindsay March 1, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

    This looks beautiful! Dream vaca!

  2. Emily Anne Barrett March 1, 2018 at 8:51 am - Reply

    love this!

  3. Gabriella Plyler March 1, 2018 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Looks amazing!

  4. Jessica Deerman March 1, 2018 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Wow! What a dream come true! I’d love to try some of the activities too! Intrigued by the yoga trail.

  5. Shawndee March 1, 2018 at 10:38 am - Reply

    So beautiful!

  6. Melissa March 1, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

    I’ve always seen these amazing huts on the water all over Pinterest in the Maldives and this is on my bucket list for sure!

  7. Natalie March 1, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Soooo gorgeous!!

  8. Kristi Sullivan March 2, 2018 at 4:54 am - Reply

    That looks heavenly!!!

  9. Elena March 2, 2018 at 8:38 am - Reply

    Such a beautiful place

  10. Gabrielle March 2, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous place for a honeymoon!

  11. alicia gordon March 3, 2018 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    wow! so amazing! i would love to visit with my hubby!

  12. Calvin March 3, 2018 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    What a magical place to have a getaway. lots of people like to relax there

  13. Renata Traverso March 4, 2018 at 9:25 am - Reply

    so stunnning!!!! must go!

  14. Angela Hendricks March 4, 2018 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Great post! I love all the amenities you listed and the picture look gorgeous!

  15. Kim Henrichs March 4, 2018 at 10:48 am - Reply

    Maldives is top of my bucket list!!

  16. Dana Rodriguez March 5, 2018 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    No but I would love to. Looks beautiful!

  17. Sandra Watts March 5, 2018 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous photos. Looks like a beautiful place!

  18. Amy Tong March 5, 2018 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Meldives is such a beautiful place. It was our Honeymoon destination many year ago and totally miss that place.

  19. Richard Brandt March 5, 2018 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous! You make me eager to visit the Maldives while they’re still there!

  20. Minta Boggs March 6, 2018 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Wow! I have never been out of the US this looks amazing! I think I can count the places I have been on my hand and I really want to check this gorgeous place out.

  21. Gabrielly March 6, 2018 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Looks like a beautiful place! I love it.

  22. Alysha March 6, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    These pictures are amazing! Great post! :)

  23. Diane Schulert March 7, 2018 at 6:38 am - Reply

    This looks fun! If I had to do it all over again, maybe after another 30 years?

  24. Kim Pincombe-Cole March 11, 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    I’m so jealous! I’ve heard that the FS Maldives is AMAZING!!

  25. Starla March 15, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, such beautiful water. The sea plane ride seems so insane and the view looks beyond amazing! So jealous! I have never been anywhere like that before!

  26. denise low March 16, 2018 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    This would be so wonderful place to visit. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Holly Thomas March 18, 2018 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    This is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen!

  28. Ashley March 18, 2018 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    So gorgeous!!

  29. Robin Creager March 18, 2018 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Looks so relaxing in Maldives! There’s so much to do there with biking, scuba diving, dining and other activities. Your photos were amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  30. denise low March 19, 2018 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing. This is so beautiful. The water looks great.

  31. emily March 20, 2018 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    The Maldives is at the top of my list to visit

  32. Cassandra D March 21, 2018 at 2:08 am - Reply

    I would love to visit. Nice pictures, by the way.

  33. Ashley March 21, 2018 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Those beaches look GORGEOUS

  34. Jodi Hunter March 22, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

    WOW, so beautiful.

  35. Terry March 23, 2018 at 1:37 am - Reply

    So many beautiful pictures and awesome things to do. The Maldives have been on my bucket list for years.

  36. kesha March 23, 2018 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I love all of the gorgeous pictures. I would love to go there!

  37. Ogaru Georgiana March 24, 2018 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Wou ce frumos imi doresc sa ajung acolo

  38. Ashley March 25, 2018 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Biking on an island is goals!

  39. Lisa Brown March 26, 2018 at 1:48 am - Reply

    such a gorgeous place to visit, very relaxing.

  40. Ashley March 26, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I’ve always wanted to try scuba diving and snorkeling!

  41. Rust March 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Those beaches! That gorgeous green water! Looks like heaven to me, I’d love to visit!

  42. Amy Orvin March 26, 2018 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness…talk about a way to escape and relax. It looks so fun! I love the beach pictures so much.

  43. Adriane March 27, 2018 at 2:22 am - Reply

    WOW! Just gorgeous!

  44. Rust March 27, 2018 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful place! I would love to visit.

  45. Terry March 27, 2018 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    I have always wanted to visit the Maldives for the turquoise waters and the beaches.

  46. Rust March 28, 2018 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    The green color of the water is amazing, this looks like a little paradise!

  47. Ashley March 28, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    I’d love to see a whale shark!

  48. Terry March 29, 2018 at 12:52 am - Reply

    The restaurants sound amazing and I would love to try the Fuego Grill for their seafood.

  49. Rust March 29, 2018 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    The sea plane ride sounds breathtaking, such a wonderful place to honeymoon!

  50. Ashley March 29, 2018 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    I could use a beach right now!

  51. Rust March 30, 2018 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    That first picture with the footprints going off to who knows where on that gorgeous beach is really nice. So much I would love to explore there.

  52. Ashley March 30, 2018 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    A day out on a boat sounds amazing

  53. Terry March 30, 2018 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    The beaches in the Maldives are to die for. I have been viewing photos over the years and just get a huge hankering for wanting to be on a beach where there are turquoise waters and warm weather.

  54. Adriane March 31, 2018 at 12:43 am - Reply

    Thee photos are amazing

  55. Rust March 31, 2018 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Interesting history of the islands. I just love that white sand.

  56. Terry March 31, 2018 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Thank you for a bit of the history about the Maldives and the photos make one want to fly off into the sunset to turquoise waters. We had “winter-like” temperatures today so it was nice to escape to warmer places through these photos.

  57. Ogaru Georgiana April 1, 2018 at 5:05 am - Reply

    Minunat loc imi doresc sa castig sa ajung si eu pe acolo

  58. Anna April 1, 2018 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Amazing Maldives – great for the honeymoon.

  59. Allan M April 1, 2018 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Wow, the Maldives are definitely on my bucket list, it’s so picturesque.

  60. Holly Thomas April 1, 2018 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    This is the perfect spot to escape to!

  61. bianca roman April 1, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    I’ve wanted to visit the Maldives since junior high, so close to 20 years! I will mark it off my bucket list before I die. I can’t get over how breathtaking the views and colors are. I think it’d be awesome to take a seaplane to your hotel on a different island of sorts!

  62. Starla April 1, 2018 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Wow, the views here and the water are truly unbelievable. So stunning and definitely on my bucket list to visit before the end of time, lol!

  63. Adriane April 1, 2018 at 6:05 pm - Reply


  64. Rust April 1, 2018 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    Thanks for introducing me to a wonderful place to vacation. It really appeals, the photos are beautiful!

  65. Terry April 1, 2018 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    The turquoise waters and white sands surround the Maldives is what draws people to Maldives.

  66. Ashley April 1, 2018 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    So relaxing!

  67. Diana Scholz April 18, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

    This is my dream vacation!

  68. Joshua April 19, 2018 at 3:54 am - Reply

    Do #islands ever make you feel trapped?

  69. Mari April 19, 2018 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Amazing. It looks like a dream vacation!

  70. Phyllis A Huebbe April 19, 2018 at 10:12 am - Reply

    My goodness what gorgeous scenery, I would love to travel here.

  71. Sandra McFadden April 19, 2018 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    I have always wanted to travel to places like this……………I would love to be able to not worry about the cost to do something like this. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  72. Leanne April 20, 2018 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Wow the colour of that water is mesmerizing. Very nice pictures . So beautiful there , maybe one day lol.

  73. Joshua April 26, 2018 at 4:47 am - Reply

    This Is one of those destinations that keeps calling…

  74. Jennifer Dugan Murphy April 29, 2018 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    I can’t travel much since becoming ill in 2014, but these photos make me long to take off for awhile!

  75. Christina Gould May 13, 2018 at 3:41 am - Reply

    Those pictures and that water are gorgeous. Thanks for posting!

  76. Michele McDonnell June 2, 2018 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Some of the most beautiful pics of the beaches. My mother would just love to go there. Real white sand, clean just amazing. Thanks for the pics

  77. kim charlton June 20, 2018 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Breathtaking!! This is where I see myself soon!! Beautiful!!

  78. MD Kennedy July 15, 2018 at 7:18 am - Reply

    I am so fascinated that the Maldives have been able to maintain their culture while still developing tourism. And a self-guided yoga walking tour! What an awesome idea!

  79. Taiyyab Jamali July 22, 2018 at 2:48 am - Reply

    awesome place

  80. Valerie Guerrero August 8, 2018 at 10:22 am - Reply

    it looks beautiful especially for a honeymoon getaway

  81. Darrylin Hibler August 9, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

    I would love to go it looks so beautiful there.

  82. Sierra August 10, 2018 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    I’ve never really thought about scuba diving or snorkeling but this makes me want to try it!

  83. Nyx August 13, 2018 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    i love beaches! this is my dream place

  84. Manda B August 16, 2018 at 7:05 am - Reply

    Breathtaking! I’d never want to leave!

  85. Manda B August 21, 2018 at 7:04 am - Reply

    WOW! This place is pure paradise!

  86. David McCormick August 22, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    This is flat out amazing….

  87. Melissa August 23, 2018 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Honestly me and future hubby’s dream! Thank you for this thoughtful post.

  88. Sarah alsup September 2, 2018 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Love this travel blog!

  89. Christy Peeples DuBois September 13, 2018 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    This is absolutely gorgeous. I have not been yet but hope to visit one day. I didn’t realize the islands were so spread out until now. When you were describing your room you mentioned the Windows being open. Is this if you choose this option or do they not have air conditioning?

  90. Kaley Bill September 21, 2018 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Looks like pure magic!

  91. Lindsey L October 3, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    SO beautiful! Would love to visit there someday!

  92. sandra October 3, 2018 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    i love the travel info. your honeymoon looks epic! also i like the nordstrom maxi you mention.

  93. Michele Soyer October 19, 2018 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Now I want to go…what a gorgeous place…

  94. Suzanne Greene October 19, 2018 at 3:35 pm - Reply

    Would love to visit the Maldives!

  95. Jeff Jones October 30, 2018 at 8:20 am - Reply

    An absolutely stunning area a dream vacation for sure!

  96. Tina October 30, 2018 at 8:41 am - Reply

    I’m just going to sit back, close my eyes, and pretend (for a little while, at least) that I live there. Now this is bliss!

  97. Laurie Brown October 30, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Scuba divers paradise

  98. Paula Pennachio November 6, 2018 at 1:13 am - Reply

    Really beautiful, has to be amazing

  99. Paula Pennachio November 7, 2018 at 9:23 am - Reply

    I would love all the sites, animals and country

  100. Kelly November 8, 2018 at 1:10 am - Reply

    What a honeymoon that would be!

  101. Calvin November 9, 2018 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Always hear this is a popular place to get away. Nice beaches

  102. Susan Marina Brown Lane November 11, 2018 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Maldives is definitely on my bucket list! I just wonder at the cost of such a trip. The average person would probably need to save for a long time for this trip! Especially if you live in the Southeastern US.

  103. Ar November 15, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Maldives my favourite place to travel .. my favourite place for vacation s

  104. Paula Pennachio November 17, 2018 at 5:56 am - Reply

    The turquoise water and white sand has to be beautiful

  105. Alberto Cruz November 17, 2018 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    It must have been a lovely experience. I would like to go there someday.

  106. Phyllis Huebbe November 21, 2018 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    The ocean views are spectacular

  107. cathy siedlecki November 25, 2018 at 3:04 am - Reply

    I can’t get over the whiteness of the sand and the incredible blue of the water. Newest entry to my bucket list

  108. Manda B November 25, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

    That water is beyond gorgeous!

  109. Kiah Johnson November 26, 2018 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Everything there looks so beautiful

  110. Natavia December 2, 2018 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    What a dream!!??

  111. MC Porquerino December 23, 2018 at 7:40 am - Reply

    maldives looks like a dream!! it would surely be the first of those that i’ll ever visit if (ever) i get rich lol

  112. Paula Pennachio December 31, 2018 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    It’s just too beautiful, I want to go

  113. Jim May January 1, 2019 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    I’m going to show this to my fiancee. I’m sure she’ll be just as excited about going to the Maldives for our honeymoon as I am.

  114. Dina January 2, 2019 at 9:06 am - Reply

    I would like to travel there

  115. Cassandra D January 8, 2019 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful place to visit.

  116. katherine hensley January 14, 2019 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    this is my top #1 dream destination!!

  117. Jane Gorton January 25, 2019 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Always wanted to go there. Will have to save up our pennies! x

  118. Ashley Zabel January 29, 2019 at 10:00 am - Reply

    So absolutely beautiful!

  119. Dawn D. January 30, 2019 at 6:53 am - Reply

    ?I look at the beautiful photos of the picturesque waters and am awestruck with our Heavenly Fathers handiwork.?

  120. Ashley Zabel February 3, 2019 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    These pictures are so absolutely beautiful!

  121. Dawn D. February 15, 2019 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    This would be a wonderful second honeymoon destination for my husband and I.?

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  123. Dana Matthews May 11, 2019 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Oh my, what a beautiful vacation this would be! My daughter is 21 and working on her Bachelor’s degree. I have always encouraged her to make a life away from this small town we live in. She told me recently that she was going to get her Master’s and call the Maldives her home!

  124. Megan Wilson July 18, 2019 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    I dream of the day we can visit the Maldives, thank you for sharing!

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