Its a bit depressing these days after coming home from a trip to my hubby's island. Flu is still raging on and listening to news is making me sad. Keeping the boys away from school for this week. Hopefully will return back to school next week and this flu calms down by then. Till then , lets look at some nice beach pics and be happy for being happy and healthy , those who are battling the flu, sending prayers and thoughts your way and wishing you all to get well soon.
My little guy turned 10 last month. We don't make a big fuss over birthdays, I usually cook his favorites on his birthday , or go to his favorite place to eat. Celebrating with parties has become a big headache for me as the cousins list seem to grow and I like to stick to details and always end up bone tired by the end of the day. So I like to make more of a just us 4 kind of day for birthdays now and the boys don't seem to mind.
So since my little guy was turning 10, I decided to head to one of the resorts near Male'. Having being to Bandos several times, I wanted to go somewhere new but within our budget. After much searching and discussion with few friends I heard about Summer Island, just 45 mins speedboat ride from Male'.
By the way my reviews of places I visit are completely mine, I don't get any credit or commisions or anything, I just love writing about my experiences with the hope that it helps others.
I have to say I was very impressed the way they were able to squeeze in my request for a room in the last minute , so many thanks to Mr Thaufeeq at the reception.
We headed out on Friday morning ,a lovely calm day. The sea was so calm, so the ride was quite enjoyable . We took a one night full board package and were given a lovely superior beach room. The room was small but clean and airy with the bathroom having a half open roof, so you get some sunlight to dry your swim suits.
Since its a beach side room the room opens to a lovely view of the beach. Its just a minutes walk to the beach you get to enjoy the gorgeous beach while sitting on the deck chairs under the shade of the coconut palms.
We spent the Friday on the beach and Saturday morning we checkout the pool. A small infinity pool is found next to the bar and restaurant. One other thing my little guy loved was this hammock they had put up in the middle of the lagoon!, Since he was good swimmer and the tide was out he was able to swim up to it and take a rest .
|B'day boy decided to take a little snooze :)|
The resort also had badminton court and table tennis table , the boys wanted to try badminton but couldn't play much as both of them had trouble trying to serve the ball but it still was quite entertaining and fun family time.
The one thing I enjoyed the most was the quiet! The silence and the occasional bird and crows, and a very friendly stork.
You have no idea but the sound of waves is actually very soothing.
My only complain is the food, it was just ok..... not much choices, but had a few lovely desert choices. We had our meals at the Samuga Restaurant so , don't know about the others
Over all , it was a lovely weekend, and my little guy was happy, which for me makes the perfect birthday.
You can check out more about Summer Island Here.