You have never been one to wish your life away, but you can’t say that you are sorry as you head home from work for what you hope is the last time having taken early retirement. It’s now time to spend quality time with your wonderful wife.

Over the past few weeks, you have been trying to think of a way to celebrate your well-earned freedom. And you are certain that you have found the perfect gift for you both, as you will be heading away to the Avani+ Fares luxury hotel Maldives, for several great reasons.

  • What better way to start the day than waking up in a tropical destination with stunning weather, soft white sands, and blue sea, which is guaranteed to put a huge smile on your faces each morning.
  • The thought of lazing looking up at swaying coconut palms with vibrant marine life a few metres away is the stuff of dreams. Such surroundings are guaranteed to bring out your romantic streak, after your good lady checks which holiday activewear to pack.
  • You had multiple options of accommodation but have selected a spacious sea view studio which comes with an outdoor balcony and a swing to fit you both. A 50-inch flat screen TV and in-room pantry comes with craft beers from around the world. Cheers!
  • Located at the western edge of the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, there is plenty of marine life to enjoy and open the mind. You are considering having a go at snorkelling so that you get close to manta rays and dolphins.
  • Even the journey to your hotel fills you with excitement as you have the option of arriving by seaplane from Velana International Airport or by speedboat from Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport. What an introduction that will be, with either option only taking just over half an hour. It will give you enough time to practise learning a few basic words and phrases.
  • You can make full use of that beautiful ocean by getting involved in some of the activities on offer, such as fishing or enjoying a yacht or speedboat charter. You like the look of some of the activities more suited to those a little bit younger, but you will certainly watch the kite surfing, kayaking, water-skiing, and stand-up paddleboarding with interest and reporting back to your daughter and her husband who would love to visit. However, you are delighted to see that there are tennis courts at the hotel to quench your competitive thirst. How ace!
  • You are not going to go hungry, with plentiful dining outlets at your hotel, as well as being able to order to your room at any time of the day or night. As for the wining, dining and after dark partying on the beach, well you are two certainties to enjoy that!

Yes, you have made the perfect choice, with your hotel guaranteeing that you will both have the time of your lives and only make you wish that you’d discovered such paradise earlier.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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