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The newlyweds

Clearly I'm taking my inspiration for titles from songs, but that's kind of logical because Mark's a music teacher/ trained opera singer...so I never get peace and quiet! :D

Anyway, another wonderful day which we spent at Breakfast, at the beach and then we went for afternoon tea at around 4.30pm, which consisted of freshly made mini-donuts, fruit cake and iced tea, and if I'm honest, was one of the most disappointing things about the whole time in the Maldives. We've stayed at Reethi Rah's sister hotel, the Royal Mirage in Dubai, and afternoon tea there (which is also complimentary) is outstanding.

A decent sunset at last!
..fresh chocolates, sandwiches, tea, coffee, soft drinks, gateaux’s, etc, etc. But that's one of the few things we weren't happy with and we raised it with the Food & Beverage Manager (who'd come to RR from the Royal Mirage) and he said it was on his list of things to improve.

As a result, we were a bit peckish and ordered a pizza between us and I had a French Martini...it very nearly blew my head off! It was fantastic but between us we were both rather tipsy and our driving back to the villa was perhaps a bit erratic!

Dinner tonight was our candlelit meal in Reethi...we were pretty disappointed when we saw the menu was set, and Mark isn't keen on seafood and the starter and main were both fishy. So we spoke to our friend the F&B manager and he took us on a tour of the kitchen and let us pick out whatever we wanted from the storeroom! We both had a Wagyu Fillet steak which was superb! The only complaint I have about the food at RR is that the main restaurant menu is a bit restricted and although there's daily specials, some were very fussy and odd...one more restaurant wouldn't go amiss on the island, especially when the weather's not so good during July/ August, i.e., Monsoon season.

We had an amazing meal and a lovely complimentary bottle of wine which is always nice! Tomorrow is our last full day on the island, although our boat transfer to the airport doesn't leave 'til midnight, tomorrow will be the last time we go to bed here. Ah well...I wasn't altogether convinced that the yacht would make it to the airport in the pitch black but we've been assured it does the run at all hours.

AndiPerullo says:
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Posted on: Oct 22, 2007
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The newlyweds
The newlyweds
A decent sunset at last!
A decent sunset at last!
This ran across Marks foot when w…
This ran across Mark's foot when …
On the main Reethi Beach
On the main Reethi Beach
We finally got to perch on the cou…
We finally got to perch on the co…
Lazing on the sun net
Lazing on the sun net
Sea gazing
Sea gazing
I know its immature, but this mad…
I know it's immature, but this ma…
Lazy me
Lazy me
Posing outside the villa
Posing outside the villa
Ready for a snooze I think!
Ready for a snooze I think!
More dusk shots
More dusk shots
More palms at Sunset
More palms at Sunset
Ready for our romantic dinner
Ready for our romantic dinner
North Male Atoll
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