We are just back from the most amazing trip (Maldives). The surf was fantastic and Martin and Daisy were surfed out!!
Upon arrival at Chaaya Island Dhonveli we were greeted by one of the surf guides who showed us around. There are several guides all of whom made themselves know to us and the family and are really friendly. Upon your first surf one of the guides will join you and check out your ability to make sure that you are able and safe. If you do not wish to surf at Pasta Point for any reason you can request a trip to other surf breaks at any time. If someone else has requested a trip theses guys will find you and let you know a trip is going. There is always one surf guide on the island overlook Pasta Point in case of accidents. There is always a trip at 6am
We were accommodated at full board, not all inclusive. This means Breakfast Lunch and dinner and most soft drinks in the restaurant. All other drinks must be signed for and are put on your room bill.
TOP TIP Get extra bottles of water during meal times as water in your room is charged for. You do not need to carry any cash as everything on the island including the shop is signed for on your room bill.
There are a couple of shopping trips to Male (the main island) and another island for which you will need some cash – US Dollars seems to be the best. Chaaya Island Dhonveli was very clean and tidy, paths were swept daily and the beach raked, hedges and gardens were immaculate. Chaaya Island Dhonveli took me 20 mins to walk around at pace.
The trip was the best 2 weeks of our lives. We were a family of two surfers and two non surfers. So relaxing quiet and beautiful. The snorkeling was great take your own gear or you can hire. There were diving lessons on offer and you could also hire a very stable canoe, you could also play tennis or badminton – too hot and use the gym.
Food was fantastic and varied every day, plenty of everything for everyone – the staff knew you by name and couldn’t be more friendly and interested in where you had come from and what you were up to.
Lucy Docking (30th September 2009 – 13th October 2009)