Thudufushi June/July 2003

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June/July 2003 by Claudia&Dario  www.tuttomaldive.it 

Coming from Athuruga, Thudufushi resort South Ari atoll Maldives island by Claudia&Dario www.tuttomaldive.it on the way to Thudufushi (called from Maldivian Thundufushi), we meet a beautiful desert island called Innafushi. The sea colours surround it are fantastic and to take a stroll it really worths. We get off on the long Thudufushi warf where the island manager mr. Veit Morriggi,  Barbara, his beautiful wife and the responsible of the entertainment  mr. Mauro Costa welcome us. 
About Mauro we have the sensation of having already met each other somewhere, but for the whole journey we cannot remember in which corner of the planet that could be happened.
While drinking a fresh welcome drink nearby the reception some guests came back from the deep- see fishing. In fact here in Thudufushi, the proximity of the outside reef of the atoll allows to the keens of this sport activity a great satisfaction as such as for diving and the fishes you catch are cooked by the chef of the resort. Starting moving from the reception on the right side, you find a small bar, the beach with the sporting equipments, the beach volley area and the diving centre “the crab” . Going on, you find the restaurant, another bar and a suggestive terrace on palafits where you can lazily sip a long drink enjoying the sea-view and the coral reef. Thudufushi resort South Ari atoll Maldives island by Claudia&Dario www.tuttomaldive.it : beach room 25Starting from here, for the most part of the island, we find the bungalows all spread on the beach and surrounded by the luxuriant vegetations. Palms in Thudufushi are really very high. Rooms are quite the same than in Athuruga, apart from the “tromp l’oeil” on the walls which here has not been realized. Very spacious and elegantly furnished, they have a French door with sea-sight through which you come into the  veranda. Even this,  is a special corner where you can relax watching  the beautiful landscape. Bathroom is in pure maldivian style with the two wash basins and the toilette covered by roof while, the shower, is in  the open air surrounded by coral walls to guarantee privacy. Thudufushi resort South Ari atoll Maldives island by Claudia&Dario www.tuttomaldive.it : the barIn Thudufushi we have found a special care and attention about details as well as a sober and elegant atmosphere. Beaches in Thudufushi, starting from the one in front of our rooms the no. 24 and the 25 (which is for us the most beautiful one and not only for sentimental reasons) are very wide and, even if the power of the sea is a matter of fact, hard-work is constantly effected to stop the water erosion. In some parts of the island the coral reef is very close to the shore and it is possible to go out on the outer side of the reef through 4 different passages. When high-tide is coming is possible to pass over the coral reef without danger even from other parts of the beach. Be careful while you bathe near the shore because the bathing area is not always very wide and due to the closeness of the coral, you can risk to hurt yourself.Thudufushi resort South Ari atoll Maldives island by Claudia&Dario www.tuttomaldive.it : the Spa The “all inclusive” service is really complete, as well as drinks during meals, you find the open bar to have anything you want all day long with the only exclusion of the brand spirits and champagne. The mini-bar in the room is included as well. 
These are the excursions included in the “all inclusive” service :
Guided snorkelling about the island – with mask and flippers included. – desert island – bolentino fishing and fishing island. Not included you may have : Sight-seeing in Athuruga with snorkelling – Robinson Crosue (half day in a desert island exclusively for a couple at a time), snorkelling from the dohni, deep sea-fishing, night snorkelling. We have found a really rich and good variety of food. For gready people half a dhoni covered by sweets will be a very appreciated surprise. The island is crossed by paths with several resting areas and nearby the main part of the resort you find an elegant SPA centre which offers several beauty and healthy treatments. Upon arrival, opening the french door, we meet, awaiting for us on the beach, a wonderful heron, maybe a friend of the one who said goodbye when we left Athuruga. Spending time having aperitifs on the terrace and relaxing strolls on the beach early in the morning, time to leave has unfortunately arrived. 
(Translated by Patty


June/July 2003 by Claudia&Dario  www.tuttomaldive.it