A turtle came to welcome me the very minute I set foot on the balcony of my bungalow. And what a bungalow! Huge, romantic, elegant, with a super infinity pool and surrounded by an unbelievable blue lagoon. I started the trip off on the right foot at The Villas of Finolhu, one of the most exclusive hotels of the Club Med chain, classified as 5 Trident Exclusive Collection.

Finolhu Maldivas Camila Coelho

The eco-friendly resort was born six years ago on the island of Gasfinolhu, in the North Atoll in the Maldives, with only 52 jaw-dropping villas, divided between the beach and stilts over the sea. To get there, it takes only 40 minutes by boat from Malé’s international airport. No seaplane is required.

Finothu Maldiva Camila Coelho

Rin was the name of my “butler”. Imagine the luxury of being pampered 24 hours a day. Just call and in two minutes she would show up with the electric cart for a ride. Punctually, at 4:00 PM she brought the afternoon tea by the pool and you know what the best thing was? She packed my bag for the departure. Is there anything better?

Finothu Maldiva Camila Coelho

The days started with yoga or paddle fitness classes followed by a nice breakfast on a floating tray in the bungalow’s swimming pool or even in the sea. Then, pause for sunbathing and reading a good book, snorkeling in the bluest ocean on earth, and it was time for lunch on the balcony or on the glassed-in deck of the delicious Motu restaurant. In the afternoon, another dive to find the small fish, turtles and sharks that live in the atoll, kayak trip, walk on the beach, spa and the sun was already getting ready for the farewell show. So it was time to have dinner, sleep, and start all over again.

Finothu Maldiva Camila Coelho

A perfect paradise to slow down, in a real bubble, in this very complicated moment that the world is going through.

I was very impressed with the resort and would recommend it.

XoXo and take care of yourselves!