I am so excited about this Maldives holiday that I can barely think anymore. I am imagining blue waters, white beaches and long cocktails in my hand.

Everything is now finalised:

  • Flights to & from Singapore/JHB (thank you Singapore Airlines!)
  • Flights to & from Male/Singapore
  • Hotel in Male, Maldives
  • Hotel on Maafushi at the lovely Kaani Beach Hotel
  • Some nights at the Adaaran Club Rannalhi water villas (yeah, I said it) – with their very expensive speedboat transfers!
  • Back in Male at the same hotel, Laze
  • Someone to stay with our 3 beloved kittens
  • Small suitcases as we are only taking overhead baggage
  • I have even sorted which bikinis will make the trip!
  • Packing lists are done
  • Travel Insurance done (with TIC because it is free with my credit card purchases)

Still need to do for the Maldives trip:

  • Health insurance closer to the time (also free with Discovery)
  • Get some forex (USD)

I really should have gotten some sun before going, but you really just can’t have everything.

So how much are we spending on this trip? Well, since my SA/Singapore flights are free the whole 12 day holiday is costing us under R30k including all ferries and extra spending money. It is still a bit extravagant, but we will probably travel less once baby arrives.


Susann is a travel, parenting, beauty and lifestyle blogger in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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