Things you should know about Maldives



Maldives has been on my bucket list for years. Ever since I can remember, I dreamt of the turquoise water and the beautiful coral reefs.

So when I had the opportunity to jump on a plane and strike this alluring place off my incalcuable bucket list, I jumped at it.

Maldives is not just an archipelago of islands, its beauty transcends every place that I have been to and as I sit here harking back to the my fond memories, I wish to share some information with you.

Things you should know about Maldives

  • Maldives is a gathering of more than 1,190 Islands, most of the islands are occupied my luxurious resorts.
  • Maldives is predominantly Muslim, therefore it is important to note that no alcohol or pork can be brought into the main island. Fear not!!! when you are on the resort, you can consume both.
  • The best time to visit Maldives is between June to September although saying that, the weather is pretty consistent throughout the year.
  • The most expensive time of the year is during their peak season which is from December to April.
  • One of the things that I adored about Maldives is the beautiful coral reefs and the flamboyant fish that whirl around you as you take in all that there is.
  • I suppose this is probably the reason why you can get the best snorkelling experiences.
  • Lets not forget that you can also swim with the sharks, and oh, there are Manta Rays that can be found chilling in front of your bungalow.
  • This is something you should take heed off. Once you get to the resort, you will be amazed at how tiny the islands actually is. I stayed on an island that was 600 m long, so if I stood in the middle of the island I could see everything. Besides the water sports and sun bathing, there was nothing more to do.
  • If you are planning a trip to Maldives, its important to remember that it is a very expensive place to holiday, so consider the all inclusive package, some resorts have partial packages as well. You will thank me later.

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Havaianas, the perfect holiday flip flop

VKATZ Havaiannas blue

Do you want to know why Havaianas is the perfect island holiday flip flop? Consider this.


Packing your suitcase for that long awaited island holiday can be crazy exciting or a tooth pulling nightmare. Can you imagine packing your entire wardrobe into a suitcase that has a weight limit restriction? Yes, holidays  mean that you can be relaxed and chilled out but if you are anything like me, you still want to look cute and adorable. After all, you still need to post pictures on Instagram.

During my travels, I have found that shoes take more space than anything else, and besides the space, they are also heavy. So on my recent visit to Bali, I went in search for my perfect holiday shoe. The brief that I gave myself was simple, the shoe  had to be comfortable, stylish,  and it had to be versatile, meaning that it could quickly transition. But more importantly, it had to be light.

The choice was simple, there was no rocket science used or any deranged formulations were needed. The obvious choice was Havaianas.

Pool side with my Havaianas

History of Havaianas

The name Havaianas is actually Portuguese for Hawaiians and the first pair was made in 1962.

About Havaianas

The brand was created in 1962, Havaianas has been bringing Brazilian spirit all around the world through the legendary rubber sole and bright joyful designs.

Havaianas represents comfort, happiness and freedom in the most simple and spontaneous form for everyones feet.


What makes Havaianas the perfect holiday flip flop

Havaianas is the perfect holiday flip flop because it is

  • Comfortable
  • durable
  • light weight
  • heat resistant
  • non slip
  • water resistant
  • most importantly, it effortlessly stylish

Indonesia’s weather is alluring and that is exactly what makes it the perfect island holiday destination. Bali was on my bucket list and 2017 was the year I was striking it off the list. September is said to be  the most amazing time to visit Bali,  with the tempertures reaching highs of 38 degrees Celsius on some days.

My travel buddy was my nine year old son, so when searching for where to go in Bali, the criteria that I used was that it had to be kid friendly and there should be very little need to leave the resort. We settled on Club Med Bali .

The resort was ideal, it had all the amenities that one would require and the resort’s entertainment was undeniably breath taking.

As you got off the plane the first thing that hits you is the humidity, and although I reached Bali at 22:00, it was still hot.  and after traveling for twenty hours, all I could think about was getting my sneakers off and having a shower.

Bali is that place, where you go for veritable relaxation, the mornings were spent lounging at the poolside, the afternoons were exhausted on the beach either just laying there taking in the rays or getting onto the boat to part take in some water activity. The evenings were my favorite as the resort scheduled theme nights, so there was theatre and pool parties and as the night progressed the parties faded onto one on the beach bars.

My Havaiannas were amazing, I got to wear them both day and night. They were incredibly versatile and transitioned from poolside chic to casual elegance at night with ease. Flip flops are never seen to be fashion piece and as a fashion blogger you will rarely find me in them, but Havaianas have definitely been the game changer. There are so many different styles to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. I think the greatest challenge will be actually walking out off the store with just one pair.

Without a doubt Havaiannas is my perfect holiday flip flop and I know it will be yours.


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