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Fah Thai Magazine Jan-Feb 2017

HAPPENINGS MALdives

HAPPENINGS MALdives SPOTLIGHT A Real Retreat How about getting away from it all by retreating to the superb resort of Sun Aqua Vilu Reef? Accessible by a 40-minute seaplane flight in which guests can truly discover the beauty of the area from the air, this excellent resort offers guests a multitude of activities such as snorkelling around the natural reefs, excursions to local untouched islands and canoes that guests can use to explore the islands themselves. A wide range of bars and restaurants include the popular Dhoni Boat buffet which is located right on the beach and serves delicious fresh seafood. www.sunaqua.com, +960 676 0011 Underwater Bikers By far one of the best – and most unusual – ways to discover the undersea wonders of the Maldives is a scooter three metres below the surface. Working on an upside-down cup principle where the helmet is filled with air, both one and two-seater scooters are available for the 30-minute experience. The scooters require no prior training and even children from the age of ten are allowed to ride them. www.underwater-scooters.com, +687 79 73 99 A Place of Remembrance Holidays should be a time for fun and relaxation but when visiting the Maldives, it is well worth taking the time to remember the terrible 2004 tsunami that afflicted the Indian Ocean. The Tsunami Monument in Malé is dedicated to all those who lost their lives on December 26, 2004. It is notable for its unique design including a core of iron rods, each of which represents a life lost with the victim’s name engraved on it. The monument is a worthy place for peace and contemplation. Boduthakurufaanu Magu, 960 Male’ 112 Fah Thai