After Steve and I showered and changed we headed off to the weekly Cocktail party. We crossed the jetty from the mainland towards sunset, and the interior of the atoll.
This cozy spot was where you lounge about waiting for the ferry to take you to the sea plane on departure day. I think this place manages to stretch out your relaxation as long as possible! Of course, if you wanted to hang out there anyway, you certainly could!
On the way to the party we saw where staff had set up a dinner on the beach for one lucky couple. Although it could have been just for show, so that the cocktail guests would think “hmm, this looks delightful, darling lets arrange this for ourselves”! At $500 per couple, this too could happen!
Steve veered me away from the private dinner so we could join the cocktail party and meet some of the other guests. But first a view of the spread. I did not sample any one them, so I can’t tell you what they were or how they tasted!
Here are more of the canapés waiting to be eaten by the guests.
Besides beer, wine, and soda there was a gin based drink that was available. I was going to go for it, but decided on a coke instead. It was the first soda that I had all vacation.
Here is Steve talking to Gunnar, he was in charge of the 68 foot yacht on property. He was trying to convince Steve to go out deep sea fishing with him one day. Gunnar was scrolling through pictures on his phone to entice Steve. Steve prefers to go fly fishing instead. Maybe later in the trip I’ll show you pictures of the boat from the brochure in our room and give you prices.
The sun was starting to set, this looked like a promising start to our week here at Como Maalifushi. I had my own canopy and plunge pool, Steve caught some fish on his first day out; all we were missing was to meet some interesting people.
There seemed to be a lot more staff to guest interaction that guest guest so we left the party to go to dinner. The staff did a great job of explaining all the different excursions you could go on. These were snorkeling with turtles, rays or whale sharks , private guided snorkeling of the reef, sunset dhoni cruise, and deep sea fishing on the yacht to name a few.
We said goodbye to the private dinner and made our way to Madi, the main restaurant. Would we ever drink from a bottle of Tattinger on the beach?
All meals, except for breakfast start out with a cool towel. I think none at breakfast as it is usually cooler in the morning and most guests haven’t gotten a chance to work up a sweat yet.
No pictures of dinner, the light was really poor. This was dessert. I must have managed to bring one of the candles closer so you could make out the shininess of the chocolate sauce.
Steve insisted I turn the dessert around so you could see the pretty fruit that accompanied the cake. The chocolate sauce doesn’t look as shiny in this picture so I have decided to bore you with two pictures. Now I had a bit of a problem understanding the dessert. It was called six texture chocolate cake. I thought it was going to be a layered cake. Instead it tasted like a flan with chocolate sauce poured on top. Perhaps there were six different types of chocolate used in the creation.
After dinner we were presented with two chocolates and two mint jellies.
We arranged for a buggy back to the villa. I was not one to walk when I could get a ride. As we neared the Japanese Restaurant across form our villa we heard a lot of splashing. The fish gather here to be fed scraps from the restaurant. The beige fish is a nurse shark. The other fish are bluefin trevally.
I already posted this video on Facebook and Instagram, but if you haven’t seen it already enjoy!
Next post will be on Friday’s adventures. I am glad that some of you have figured out how to show some love and make comments! Ta ta and Cheerio!