All’s swell in the Maldives

He surfs, she spas. Perfect holiday.

Words: Lee Tulloch, Photography: Tony Amos
Lagoon Villas
Lagoon Villa, Bathroom of Lagoon Villa
Personal Bikes, Abaya Clad Women
Norio, Tempura prawn
Maldivian Curry, Leaf
Deck at Leaf, Beach Dinner at Dusk
Altar by the Sea
Dhoni, Directions
Beach Villa
Outdoor Shower, Spa
View from Beach Villa, Off to Yin Yang
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If there’s a surfer in the family, it’s a familiar scenario – when it comes to deciding on a beach holiday, the surfer won’t countenance going anyplace where there’s not a wave. Trouble is, surfers like Mr. Amos are terrible snobs about their waves. Nirvana for them is an unsurfed break that can only be reached by a trek through mosquito-infested jungle in a remote location until recently populated by headhunters. If the non-surfing partner is looking for something less barbaric – a nice bed, perhaps, some fine dining and a bit of spa therapy – a destination to please both may prove very elusive. Add kids to the mix and the result can be a compromise that doesn’t suit anyone.

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