The Maldives day 9: Christmas Day at Kuramathi part 2
After our Christmas morning adventures spying on all the fishes in the semi-submarine it was time for lunch
Aglio Olio for me
And one of the stuffed pastas for Raymond
Look how much fun I am having! ;)
Then we got our own desserts - I went for the raspberry sorbet with strawberry sauce and chocolate chips - so tasty!!
Raymond had a sundae
Once again spying on the water after lunch as it is just gorgeous there!
A lizard friend we saw on our walk back to our room
The main road through the island
Morning Glories outside our front door
And back to the room for some water out of fancy glasses and more swimming!
It was low tide so not good for snorkeling
The overwater bungalows as seen from our pool. We were in our pool all the time. It was one of the reasons why we went to Kuramathi - they had rooms with private pools that were in our price range. And I loved it! But there were lots of other rooms with pools around, the ones over the water which were not available at the time I booked and ones on either side of us. But we hardly ever saw/heard anyone else in their pool! I think there were two times total someone else was in their pool while we were - and only for a little while. Why get the room with a pool if you are never going to use it? We definitely got enough use out of it.
Sand crabbie! Earlier I had seen one of them walking on the beach and then they headed to the waters edge and when a small wave came he almost instantly buried himself in the sand! So fast he was gone!
And one making his home
Another lizard friend
And afternoon tea treats! It was really hot on our side of the island, but over here there was a nice breeze while we drank our tea
And finally got a fruit bat in flight!
Housekeeping left us a box of fancy chocolates for Christmas. Some of them were tasty, but some of them were not so good, but they all looked really pretty
Raymond snuck some photos of me taking photos of the sunset from the pool
More fruit bats
So blue! This is the buggy stop at our end of the island
For our Christmas dinner we decided to go to Tandoor Mahal - the Indian restaurant.
When we got there the waiter was like okay, you have allergies? I said yes, mango and papaya so they didn't bring the mango chutney.
Veggie balls as a starter
Then we had Onion Bhajiya
And Vegetable Pakoras to start - these were both so so good!!
Kulcha - potato and onion masala flavored bread - this was amazing!
And we had only ordered two mains and the waiter was like that is all? I don't know...that is not that much food. Maybe you should get more, so we got three. Pindi Chana, Lasooni Palak, and Subz curry. Oh man, this was amazing. So delicious! So much food, but oh this was my favorite place we ate on our trip. It made me think we really need to take a trip to India to eat all the food!! After we ate the waiter asked if it was too spicy for us and we said no, it wasn't that spicy hot, because it wasn't, and he was just like really? Have you had Indian food before?? Just like at the Thai place. Who are these people who have never had these tasty foods?? They are missing out!
After dinner we wandered around for a bit looking at the christmas lights
And saw some big hermit crabbies on the beach. All in all it was a really great christmas!