Round The World and other travels

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This is: Indian Ocean 2012

Hotel 4

Sheraton Full Moon Resort & Spa, Maldives

Like all similar resorts in the Maldives, the Sheraton Full Moon occupies its own private island. Unlike most of the competition, air transfers are not required as the hotel is just a fifteen-minute speedboat ride away from Malé Airport. As an SPG Gold member, I was upgraded from a standard room to an Island Cottage. Located a few steps from one of the island's beaches, this had a spacious and private fully-detached design. It featured a most unusual bathroom which appeared to have one wall missing; in its place a short path led to an open-air shower surrounded by high stone walls.

More generally, the property consisted of an arrivals pavilion, reception area, a varied selection of restaurants (only one of which was fully indoors and air-conditioned), an extensive collection of over-water 'bungalows', a pool area and a number of beaches, and finally a spa.

Room 207

ABOVE: Island Cottage 207. Note the unusual bathroom with open-air shower and the other facilities in a semi-open area.

Some general views

LEFT: Some general shots of facilities at the resort. A wider selection of views around the property can be seen as part of the diary entries for 26-28 May.

In: Sat 26 May 2012
Out: Tue 29 May 2012
Nights: 3
Room: 207 (King Island Cottage)

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