Monday, October 15, 2012

Kurumba Maldives Sweet Suprise

Upon our arrival, the receptionist, maybe upon seeing our henna asked "Is this your honeymoon?" We said YES and he said "In that case you are entitled for a Candlelit Dinner. Just provide us your marriage certificate and we will issue you the voucher". Wow weeeeeeeeee..... candle lit dinner on the houz!!! I am beyond estatic, i did not even attempt to hide it. :D Previously when i surveyed for this place, one of the options i have in mind is Honeymoon package, which include candle lite dinner, picnic excursion and also spa session. I was a bit worried that Q will get all bored with those, so i actually emailed them on Adventure Package. How crazy i am? Adventure package on a honeymoon? :P  Anyway, in the end, we opted to book through Agoda and choose as we go for the activities. And here i am with a complimentary Candle Lite Dinner. He He. Sweeeet.

Note: Luckily, we both remembered what the ustaz told us during our kursus nikah. Bring your Sijil Nikah everywhere u go. :P The complimentary candle lit dinner is only applicable for a certain time frame from your solemnization date.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Maldives - Arrival

A new thing i just learned. Normally, even if i booked Malaysia Airlines flight with departure from KL, i will book the Penang to KL flight via Air Asia thinking it will be the cheaper option. But somehow with the Maldives trip, i tried to search Penang to Maldives, and i got the Penang to KL flight even a cheaper price! Mind you, at a point of time i managed to get a return tix of ~RM3k for 2 pax. But i did not book it straight away. The next time i tried, i've lost the chance. ;( note: the price below is for 2 pax.

So we arrived at 9.55pm. Another reason why i did not opt for the water chalet is because if we do so, we need to overnight at Male as the seaplane is only available in the morning. But to think again, i bet you will get  the best view if you take the seaplane, provided the weather is nice tho. So, it's actually really a one's call whether u wanted the holiday to be one in a lifetime and go all out or moderately enjoy your holiday with some budget planning.

Here's how it look like right outside the airport. straight to the jetty!

we reached our boat and quite happy to see it actually. It's really nice. Scroll down below to the bottom picture with me in it and you can see a Korean couple too. Little did we know that we will become friends later on. :)

Reached Kurumba and immediately i saw shark at the jetty! I can still remember the delightful feeling and how awesome it felt to be at such a resort. It's really surreal. We were given a dessert instead of welcome drink. It's made of coconut at really tasty!

Another surprise came in when we were told we got a free upgrade! Tell me, is it not every traveller's dream to get a FREE upgrade? Booked for Deluxe Room but got upgraded to Deluxe Bungalow instead. Cool.

To be continue........ Yet Another Surprise