I left you yesterday somewhere over the Indian Ocean hading toward the Thaa atoll, where Como Maalifushi is located.
We flew over a resort that was under construction, just before we landed. Here you see all the over water villas along a jetty. It appears that these villas will have plunge pools also! The black areas in the water are coral reefs in shallow water. In the distance you can see the barrier atoll where the deep water crashes into the reef.
It looks like there is construction going on here also. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find out what was being built, or what the new resort was going to be named. Am I expected to know everything?
We finally landed, next to a floating dock. You can tell that this gentleman is not the pilot as he is wearing sandals!
Here is the approaching ferry to take us to Como Maalifushi. Did you think they would leave us bobbing on a float the rest of our lives?
We were greeted at the landing dock by the heads of all the departments. The staff knew the names of all of the arriving guests. I think they had cheat sheets, and each head was assigned a family to greet by name. We were met by Steve’s fishing guide, Craig. We have a good friend who is from South Africa, and his name is Greg. I think that white males from South Africa only have a choice of two names, Craig or Greg. Steve, however thinks Craig really looks like a Trevor, which is really messed up if you ask me! Steve and Craig discussed the upcoming day’s fishing and then we were escorted into our buggy by a driver and driven around the grounds. We finally arrived at our villa. Our first day we had arrived late, and my pictures were a bit dark. The pictures from this post are from the next day.
Como Maalifushi has a choice of beach villas, and over water villas. I believe all of the units have plunge pools. Some of the villas have a little bit larger living room. The two bedroom villas, are basically two villas connected. We didn’t get a chance to look at the beach villas, they are supposed to be more private as they are not attached. Steve and I thought that they might be a little more hot, as they are surrounded by trees and they might not get much of a breeze. I asked a staff member about this and he told me they were quite breezy. I’m not sure if there was a communication error there, as I can’t see how the villas would catch a breeze, nestled in the trees. Let’s go into our villa, shall we? I have skipped over the front door and entryway as I am currently sitting on the beach; not enjoying a mai tai as the pool and towel attendant is elsewhere. I did not take the picture of the front door and for that I profusely apologize. Perhaps later. Anyway, here is the living room. There are two chairs, and a table to drop your stuff off on.There should alway be one designated shit collector area in every house. Unfortunately, like most people we have a tendency to leave stuff on every horizontal surface! Every evening the room attendant would leave on the table a sheet detailing the next days activities. The hanging light over the table was hung at such a hight that every time I got up from sitting there I would hit my head. Swine light fixture! There is a lovely sofa in which I sat for two minutes to try it out. Very comfy. A huge flat screen tv complete with Bose sound system completed the entertainment area.
There was an adapter supplied in case you forgot to buy one at Target before you left home. No usb cords, but I am sure that you could get one if you asked. My key pad seems fully charged now, so I won’t need to borrow a usb cord. It seems that my keypad was not fully charged before we left home , although the literature with the device said that it was shipped fully charged.
Enough about adapters, and key pad you say, show us more of the room!
Here I show you the outside of the credenza. We were supplied with bottled water each day. They were free in the room, if you wanted water at your meals, there was a slight charge. The price for still water was $3 and $5 for sparkling water. A name brand was higher. What’s inside the credenza you ask?
On the right side was a coffee maker, electric kettle and various teas. This coffee maker was so easy, even Steve could use it!
In the middle was the mini bar, supplied with all sorts of expensive goodies. That bottle of Corona looks really good right now, and where is that beach attendant when you want him?
I don’t seem to have a picture of the door on the left, it must have held beverage glasses. We were given a plate of fruit, which rotated daily. I don’t know what the fruits that look like pears are. I’ll have to sample them before we leave. Until now I have only eaten the grapes. Which of course you can tell as there aren’t any grapes in the picture!
Here is another angle of our room, looking toward the sofa and television. It appears that we have a bucket of champagne in melted water. Hmm, the management must have left us some bubbly before we went to bed our first night, and clueless couple that we are,we didn’t notice it! Perhaps we can bring it to dinner and have staff exchange it for a chilled bottle!
It’s a bottle of Tattinger, we don’t want to waste that!
That’s enough for now, I have gone in search of the pool/beach attendant for ice water. Back home, you are likely sipping a hot tea or coffee while I am bedraggled and spritzing.
Remember to show me some love, by liking the blog, subscribing and making comments. I finally got my husband to post a like, and I even grabbed his ipad to post a comment. It’s not enough to post a comment on Facebook, I need actual interactions to see who is reading me!
P.S. Wouldn’t you know that after proofreading this post, Steve still conked his head on the light fixture!