Vilamendhoo, Maldives


Forever21 White Playsuit* | Missguided Elephant Top & Shorts* | Boohoo swimsuit | River Island Sunglasses

The milky glow of the Maldivian moon swallows the sky,
dripping its pallid light across the dimming azure blue waves of the ocean. The
sea rolls gently over the lips of the island sand, reclining and returning like
the promising caress of a lover. Cradled in the crooked arms of the moon’s glow, the island springs to life; fruit bats pulse through the dark, island
birds lurch into their echoing calls.

Tracing the imprints of towering palm trees against the watercolour pinks and oranges of the Indo-Asian sunset, they seem too perfect
to have been placed there by accident. As though arranged by the hand of an
artist, the island is always poised for some surrealist interpretation on canvas.

The Maldivian night isn’t like any other night. It’s punctured by clusters of stars, a universe free from the permanent blanket of pollution which sallows our earth. As arms cut through the pool in evening swim, scents rise
from the heart of the island, where cooks work to the clockwork of three meal
times each and every day. Jasmine, cardamon, and garam masala intertwine with
fried oil and sugar, twisting with the sea breeze in an enchanting aroma.

Room boys sweep the sand from still hot verandas, lizards from palm tree to palm tree, the
bellies of crickets reverberate from the shrubs.  Imprints of bare feet are left behind to be washed away as the crabs scuttle and burrow, racing the sweeping tide line. These island dwellers speak a secret language; they cheat life, they get to stay here forever.

Laughter bubbles in private jacuzzis. The thunderous pressure
of outdoor showers smack tiles. Evening dresses drape across the beach, cologne
mingles with the scents of herbs, tablewear clangs, wine is poured as
honeymooners dine in the dark. 

The island itself is a memoir. Laden with the serenity of a
reminiscence;  love, laughter,
paradisaical tranquillity, the excitement of embracing new experiences. Isolated from the rush of modern life, you remember, or learn, how to be present in the world. Heaven on earth.

Lydia Rose,

xoxo

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30 Comments

    • July 8, 2015 / 9:07 pm

      Aw thank you so much Sarah, you should definitely go xo

  1. July 7, 2015 / 7:30 pm

    these pictures are so amazing! lovely girl! you have a new follower on bloglovin!

  2. July 7, 2015 / 10:03 pm

    The way you write is so enticing and captivating – love your style. Absolutely love holiday posts and these gorgeous photos look amazing!! You captured some great piccies <3

    Love Charlotte xxx
    scarletslippers.blogspot.co.uk

    • July 8, 2015 / 9:08 pm

      that means so much ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks lovely! <3

  3. July 8, 2015 / 12:23 pm

    My Mum and Step Dad have been to here quite a few times and they love it. Glad you have a lovely time ๐Ÿ™‚ You look like a model *insert heart eye emojis*
    Alice xo
    http://www.stylebyali.co.uk

    • July 8, 2015 / 9:12 pm

      Aw no!! That's so lovely! Thanks sweet, it's the best place on earth xx

    • July 8, 2015 / 9:12 pm

      Haha definitely get hinting ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  4. July 8, 2015 / 8:55 pm

    Gorgeous photos and words! Hope your having a lovely time, you've definitely got a holiday glow, I'm incredibly jealous!
    RosalieJayne

    • July 8, 2015 / 9:25 pm

      thanks lovely! first time ive ever tanned hahaa xo

  5. July 9, 2015 / 8:47 am

    You look gorgeous! Seriously, those photographs are stunning! I'm going to Barbados on Monday and seriously I'm now even more excited! (If that's even possible!)

    Lifeaccordingtolili.blogspot.co.uk

  6. July 12, 2015 / 7:50 am

    I love your blog! Such beautiful taste and elegant style! If you are looking for fashion jewelry to compliment your outfit to any events or fashion shoots, check out the Maestro & Hennessy Award Winning Fashion Jewellery Collection!

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  7. July 16, 2015 / 8:16 am

    gorgeous pictures! Looks like you had amazing fun ๐Ÿ™‚ I cant wait to go on holiday in August ๐Ÿ™‚

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfiโ™ฅ

  8. July 17, 2015 / 8:57 am

    Wow what a stunning place, it is the kind of place I would love for a honeymoon.
    I love going away and being able to see the stars, I have just been to Kefalonia and it was the same.
    xxx
    Lyndsey | http://www.labeau.co.uk๏ปฟ

  9. July 28, 2015 / 10:39 am

    Seriously gorgeous shots, hope you had a fabulous time! xx

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