I’m back to my outgoing self again and I’m so thankful I have a blog to return to. I don’t post on facebook much anymore and quit instagram bc of the same reasons some of the ppl may choose to stay away from social network. I think the reasons are pretty clear so won’t get into details here.. I was going to write on Vietnam (one of our favorite trips so far), but it’d be a super long post so I thought I’d reminisce on our honeymoon that was never posted *blush.* My husband is traveling for work in the US but is coming back today, so this is usually the time when I update ;)
We really felt honeymoon was once in a lifetime, so we were really willing to make an investment for our getaway. Our criteria was straightforward: very private, separated villas with not many people on the resort, top-notch service, excellent food and near perfect reviews. After hours of searching on my limited knowledge of the island, we decided to go with the resort that seemed to be ranked #1 on a website:
Tada… Cocoa Island by Como hotels!
We stayed for around a week and it was around $1050/night without adding the cost of activities and massages, which was the most expensive we’ve ever paid for any hotel stay. I recently read that Korean celebrities Lee Min Jung and Lee Byung Hun went to Jumeirah Dhevanafushi resort ($1,259/night), and when I checked out the website, wow it’s beauuutiful! Those who are looking for luxury resorts should definitely check these two out. Cocoa Island was as great as it was said in the reviews- the Villa, service, food, beach, everything- and I really felt every single cent was worth it. As cliche as it sounds, it was heaven on earth.
It was as if it was a private resort and we rarely saw anyone, except when we decided to eat out at the resort restaurant nearby (mostly, it’s delivered to your room). We went snorkeling everyday that by the fifth day i was BLACK from all the snorkeling. Our days went like this for the whole week :) : wake up, be served the most delicious breakfast ever delivered daily, change to our swimwear, and literally plunge into the waters from our backyard. We’d snorkel around for few hours, get served the most delicious lunch, then go out for one of the couple activities (private sunset cruise, dolphin watching, fishing, massage, yoga, candlelight dinner). At night, we’d get ready for delicious theme dinners, drink and hang out by the beach, relax and talk about our future. it was so peaceful and relaxing that it made me forget all the stress and planning that we had to endure leading up to our wedding. I highly recommend Maldives for honeymoon; the water is so clear and blue and it’s nothing like anything I’ve seen. Surprisingly, we didn’t take a lot of pictures bc we wanted to take in the beauty of the island as much as we can. but here are some pictures: I’ll try to update more as I come across them on my computer.
We can’t wait to return and try out Jumeirah Dhevanafushi in the near future. We’re going to Taiwan in two weeks! So excited and nervous to try all the delicious food I’ve only been hearing of.