Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Love, Love, Love it!
Just back from the amazing Dhoni Cruise in Maldives on board the Gulfaam, and not a negative comment in sight. The crew were amazing, and one of the finest examples of teamwork I have ever seen, attending to each and every one of our needs, especially those requiring additional assistance with snorkeling. Special mention to the fantastic Teddy (Tour Leader), Hussain (Captain), Sam (Cabin Boy), Hassan (Waiter) and Thisara (Chef). Shared accommodation is basic, clean and perfectly adequate. Meals on board were fresh, varied, healthy and plentiful, with amazing freshly baked cake for afternoon tea.
The uninhabited island visit is a special highlight, where the crew spent hours carving out a seating area in the sand and decorating it with palm leaves and candles - amazing and emotional at the same time. Sleeping up on deck, looking up at the stars in the middle of the ocean is something I won't forget any time soon.
I rarely visit anywhere twice, but this would be at the top of my list if I were ever to return to the Maldives. If in doubt, just book this trip. It beats just sitting on a beach for a week, and gives you a broader insight into this beautiful country and it's wonderful people.
Published on: 19 March 2017