All I could think as my water taxi sped through the azure shallows was I had been preparing for this moment my entire life. I stepped off the boat and let my bare feet sink into the soft, white sand on Gulhifushi Island — one of the nearly 200 uninhabited islands of the Maldives — where I smirked at how I finally had an answer to the question that had been replaying in my head since childhood. With one look in my bag, I whispered to myself, “A good book, sunscreen and a bottle of water.”
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Velaa Private Island in the Maldives recently reopened for the season and debuted its holiday lineup. During its closure, the property refurbished its facilities, including opening a new beach bar.