This is the first in a series of tropical images from the Maldives. Woe is me.
The Maldives is the essence of paradise, and this stunning resort, Gili Lankanfushi, has been voted the best resort in the Maldives several times over (and there are over 100 resorts in the country!).
We were greeted warmly and asked to remove our shoes and place them in a bag, under their ‘no shoes, no news’ policy, to be returned at the end of our stay.
I would describe what transpired as blissful utopia, without exaggeration. The service from our ‘man friday’ (or in our case, ‘girl friday’ Momoko), the exotic, fresh food, the glowing water teeming with fish, and of course the photographic opportunities will stay with me for the rest of my life.
The huts you can see out in the water are the ‘Robinson Crusoe’ villas, and can only be accessed by boat.
The resort has an underground wine cellar adjacent to an underground chocolate room. Yes, you read correctly.
I did, however, burn the soles of my feet without my shoes…which only served to remind me I had not died and gone to heaven.
If you ever get the chance…go! I will be back.
‘Island Refuge’ is available as stretched canvas prints, rolled prints and ice mount prints.