February 6, 2016 – Saturday
We woke up early from almost 4hr-sleep. Call time was as early as 7am (we went to bed at past 1am) as we need to go to Beachwood Hotel for our breakfast.
The hotel offers a buffet breakfast (rice, dry noodles, sausage, veggies, soup, bread and cereals for today), which is quite good! They also have a chef in the house who cooks any kind of eggs you prefer. I don’t have other pictures though 😦
After breakfast, we were able to talk to the receptionist, ate Isha, regarding our itinerary for today. Since most in our group couldn’t swim, we planned on having the basic snorkeling activity (3m-5m deep) in the morning so we’ll all be kinda ready for the deeper snorkeling site (15m-20m deep). Unfortunately, all their guides are booked that time and will be available in the afternoon. So we decided to skip the basic snorkeling and roam around the island instead. We scheduled for night fishing too!
When all are satisfied with the breakfast and all activities are set, we couldn’t miss to take pictures on their avocado-shaped chair by the pool side.
We had a whole day before the night fishing activity late in the afternoon. We roamed around the island and discovered some cool street art along the way.
Maldives have breathtaking views indeed
Just don’t mind me
Hammocks are everywhere
Before our first dip in the waters of Maafushi
Me and Ben trying the video of GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition
Lunch time, we ate at a canteen by the shore. I took photos of the menu so you’ll have an idea on the price range
While waiting for the food
Since they have big servings, we all decided to share, and (no choice, haha!) I get to share with Ben. We ordered a pasta dish and Maldivian style spicy grilled chicken, which is quite good and affordable as well.
Our total bill was 389.40MvR, around US$26.00. Not bad for our first meal outside the hotel! 🙂
Perfect place for dessert!
Off for night fishing! (minus Cho and Nomarie)
Bawal daw tumingin sa camera. haha!
The trip took around 30mins for us to reach our destination. Pictures along the way:
Sunset view ❤
Fishing 101. epic fail. 😀
our first placer, Ben!
2nd placer and the smallest fish we caught. It looked as if I’m just making it up (lol) cos I wasn’t sure at first that I just continuously pulling the strings and was surprised to see the small fish on my bait. But it IS real!
It took some time for others to catch their own fish
The waiting game
Patience INDEED is a virtue.
Toms caught his fifth fish for the night, and by 8:00pm we travelled back to our hotel. We can finally eat dinner (yes, we’re starving!)
One of the good thing in this activity is we get to eat what we caught, for FREE! yay!
Expenses for the day:
Lunch – 194.7MvR/13.00usd
Snack – 45MvR
Night Fishing – 25usd
It’s just our first day and I enjoyed every single thing that we did! Happy kid. 🙂