Last day of nothing
I spent my last beach day on Duff and Aoibheann’s side of the island, on the highly secluded “O” beach.
(I was very covered because me sunburn hurt so much and obviously, sunscreen wasn’t enough for me!)
After getting myself together for the morning, I called Duff and Aoibheann. Duff was sick of the sun and Aoibheann was going to soak it in one last time (They too, were leaving the next day) so I went over to the other side of the island to check out their beach.
It was totally secluded and beautiful!!! Aoibheann and I hung out, at times talking, at times in silence, reading our books.
It was such a fun, lazy afternoon and I joked with her that her husband, who was hiding from the sun, was probably happy she had found a playmate! She agreed.
We swam, but I spent a lot of the time covered up, in the shade, nursing my sunburn. As it was starting to get later in the day, I wandered over to the spa to see if they had any after-sun treatments that would heal my skin. They gave me this amazing aloe vera treatment that cooled my skin and made me temporarily feel better. The massage was done in a room overlooking the beach and in the ground of the massage room they had a glass floor so you could watch the waves go in and out, watching the fish and other sea creatures (like crabs– there were lots of crabs out)!
Later that night it downpoured. I managed to escape my room during the brief intermission in the rain. I had one last dinner with my new friends, and we agreed to stay in touch. Then I left before the rain started again. I was about ready to leave the Maldives. Full and sleepy, I curled up into my cozy bed in the water villa for one last solid night of sleep in the Maldives.