Travelling with a baby
As most of you know by now, I love sailing with or without kids. And the sunset and dolphins cruise in Maldives came second to none: a lifetime exhilarating experience.
As advanced divers and lovers of marine life, I wrote quite a bit about swimming with dolphins and sharks in the wild, diving with or just observing them. And we have been on quite a few day trips and sailing days, including Dalaman Coast with Hillside Club, Menorca in Spain, Tremitti islands and Procida in Italy, Grenadines, Malta, Kangaroo island and Fiji.
We left Angsana Velavaru by 5pm after a day with mixed weather. The ocean on the day was rather agitated but we were on the right sized yacht and the right sailing team. Banyan Tree boat is sleek and elegant inside out. Canapés and bubbles were served as soon as we started sailing.
To quote my 4.5 years old, the captain and his team were impeccably dressed and cool. Our son got to sail and drive, dicover with and without binoculars uninhabited islands and talked lots of dolphin stories. He loved the dolphins before the trip but ever since, he became the sweetest tiniest defender – painfully aware humans don’t always treat them right.
Banyan Tree and Angsana educates and enlightens, fascinates and charms.
The dolphins showed up 20min into our trip – I would say easily 200, playful and keen on company. They hanged around with us for over an hour! Pure joy and delight for us, a 1 min Youtube taster in here.
And after a while, our 4 years old ended up sitting inside and talking some more with Banyan Tree team and the two of us enjoyed the most romantic sunset sailing, delicate canapés and bubbles.
Indian Ocean and dolphins, exotic tales and lovely people, millions of shades of blue in the sea and the sky on fire – life does not get better than this!