Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Still in paradise! The Maldives! Embudu...

After a short stay in Male, it was time to head for our holiday destination, for sun and fun and cocktails on the beach :D My favorite trio.

Embudu is located a few kilometers south of Male, half an hour by the boat that picked us up in Male. A tiny island overgrown with coconut palm trees, and all kinds of small trees, palms and mangroves on the beach. The bungalows where pretty nice too, a few meters from the beach, from that beautiful turquoise water surrounding all the Maldivian little islands, swings in the trees, open bar/cafe in the middle of the greenery and good food three times a day :D

It's been a while since I relaxed this much in one of my "after crew change" travels. For 3 days in a row, I did little more than swimming, snorkeling, reading and eating. Well, and getting a nice tan as a souvenir.

Most of the islands here have quite an interesting topography, they're really flat, slowly going into the water and going for quite a distance with a depth of max 2 meters, then abruptly "cliffing" down into depths, if you want to check that yourself, go to google earth and zoom in on an island then check where the waves break, it's not at the beach! But the amount of corals and fishes and all kinda sea life on those cliff sides are totally A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Don't miss it, just don't! But visit the diving center first and find out about the currents whens and wheres, they're really strong, and I mean STRONG, in some spots you can't even swim against them.

I'll stop talking now and hang some photos instead :) Enjoy...

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