Thudufushi, Maldives 2017 - Photos 1

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Thudufushi Island

On the seaplane flight: The Chinese are building this massive bridge from Male (left) to the international airport island, Hulule (right).  From the other end of Hulule island there is a causeway to the new artificial island, Hulhumale...

On the seaplane flight: The Chinese are building this massive bridge from Male (left) to the international airport island, Hulule (right). From the other 
					end of Hulule island there is a causeway to the new artificial island, Hulhumale...
...and this is part of the new artificial island, Hulhumale, built over the last decade to provide overspill accommodation from Male island.  It is continually being expanded.  You can see the large bare area at the end, ready to be built on.
...and this is part of the new artificial island, Hulhumale, built over the last decade to provide overspill accommodation from Male island. It is 
					continually being expanded. You can see the large bare area at the end, ready to be built on.
Thudufushi's sister island, Athuruga, from the seaplane.
Thudufushi's sister island, Athuruga, from the seaplane.
An uninhabited desert island for sale.  Any takers?
An uninhabited desert island for sale. Any takers?
Coming in to land in the lagoon at Thudufushi.
Coming in to land in the lagoon at Thudufushi.
The main restaurant overlooking the beach and the ocean.
The main restaurant overlooking the beach and the ocean.
From our restaurant table: Linda has given Aaron the heron a piece of tuna cadged from the BBQ chef.  He's taking it down to the sea to wash all the sand off, before swallowing it.
From our restaurant table: Linda has given Aaron the heron a piece of tuna cadged from the BBQ chef. He's taking it down to the sea to wash 
				all the sand off, before swallowing it.
Our waiter Mohammed decorated our table with bougainvillea on our last night.
Our waiter Mohammed decorated our table with bougainvillea on our last night.
In the Teppenyaki restaurant the chef cooks a meal on the griddle for us, while Ramjee, from Nepal, tops up peoples' glasses.
In the Teppenyaki restaurant the chef cooks a meal on the griddle for us, while Ramjee, from Nepal, tops up peoples' glasses.
It's good to meet up with old friends like barman Kholil (right).  Thanks to new head barman Lesly (left), for sharing this selfie.
It's good to meet up with old friends like barman Kholil (right). Thanks to new head barman Lesly (left), for sharing this selfie.
This cattle egret was a regular visitor to our room - he enjoyed drinking from (and pooing in) our foot-bath on the veranda.
This cattle egret was a regular visitor to our room - he enjoyed drinking from (and pooing in) our foot-bath on the veranda.
Our room boy, Ahmed, occasionally decorated our bed with bougainvillea.
Our room boy, Ahmed, occasionally decorated our bed with bougainvillea.
The view from our veranda, looking left.
The view from our veranda, looking left.
The view straight ahead.
The view straight ahead.
The view to the right of our veranda.
The view to the right of our veranda.
A local fisherman passes by in front of our room.
A local fisherman passes by in front of our room.
Relaxing on the Main Bar's deck with a glass of bubbly.  What a view - the blinding-white coral sand, and the blues of the house reef, the deeper water beyond, and the sky.
Relaxing on the Main Bar's deck with a glass of bubbly. What a view - the blinding-white coral sand, and the blues of the house reef, the deeper 
					water beyond, and the sky.
A perfect sunset.
A perfect sunset.

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