The Maldives

Maldives Island Hopping: Kuda Bandos and Baros Sandbank

I have a thing for sandbank. It makes me feel like a castaway or something especially if I’m alone in the sandbar.  I’m sure everybody knows a place where to go to escape the monotonous 9-5 temporarily. Mine’s the beach, I’ve been chasing beaches since I started travelling in the Philippines. When I booked a flight to Maldives, I just wanted to free my mind from the pressures of life and that’s exactly what I did.

 

 

Kuda Bandos

Kuda Bandos

Kuda Bandos

 

 

The sand bank in Baros reminds me of Naked Island in Surigao Del Norte.  I adore the shades of the water from aquamarine to blue. There is nothing to do there but to swim, relax, listen to the sound of waves and just simply stare blankly at the never-ending pane of the sea.

The boat we rented left us for few hours. Felt like a survivor in the island. Truly, that piece of sandbar is a paradise.

 

sandbank

sandbank

sandbank

 

The minute I stepped on the pristine white beach of Bandos I felt its tranquil atmosphere.  There’s something about the beach that lures me to sleep.  Thing is we only have a few hours to explore the island, good thing is that it’s just a small island.  The beach is so tempting you just want to jump. I was thinking of drinking a beer in the island but I didn’t see any, perhaps because it was Ramadan.

 

kuda bandos

kuda bandos

sandbank

 

What I love most about Kuda  Bandos is the snorkeling part. I made a video but it was epic fail. We spent the rest of the hours beach bumming.

I thought Maldives is just another tourist trap but I was wrong. Although Kuda Bandos is just a typical beach for someone like me who came from a tropical Island like the Philippines. I can still say that the beach is world class. There are some areas with wow factor and some old familiar shades of blue like the ones we had in the Philippines. I admit I have high expectations when it comes to beaches but no regrets on this trip. But there is one thing that is certain, that sandbank, was one of the most beautiful sandbank I’ve ever been.

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