In the last episode I’m exploring the islands of Ellaidhoo & Dhonveli and show you some of the things to do in the Maldives – a true picture perfect paradise destination!
My Guide for Sri Lanka:

— equipment used to produce this video —
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Cam2: Sony NEX 5
Cam3: GoPro
Drone: Phantom 3 Pro
Drone Backpack: Manfrotto D1
Amazon Tripod
Joby Gorillapod
Audio Recorder: Zoom H2n
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Waterproof Memory Card Case
Backpack Osprey Farpoint 40

After touring Sri Lanka we flew from Colombo to Male to check out the Maldives. The start couldn’t be better as we boarded a sea plane to get to our first resort: the Ellaidhoo by Cinnamon in the Ari Atoll. Popular for its house reef the Ellaidhoo is one of the best resorts for diving and snorkeling.

Beside snorkeling we went swimming, relaxed by the pool and simply enjoyed the scenery as it is a true paradise as you would imagine it to be – this is also why I took some aerial footage with my drone to show you the whole beauty of the tropical islands from above.

After another amazing scenic flight we checked into the next Cinnamon resort on Dhonveli in the Kaafu Atoll. While it also has beautiful white beaches this resort is popular for its surf at the so called „pasta point“. I used the chance to watch the surfers by having a beer and show you the several accommodation options on the island ranging from apartments and beach huts to the famous water bungalows.

This part of the trip was executed within 1week by using boats and sea planes – following I list all the places I visited & Things to do in the Maldives:
– Ellaidhoo resort by Cinnamon, Ari Atoll
– Dhonveli Cinnamon, Kaafu Atoll
– Snorkeling on the EllaidhooHouse Reef
– Enjoying the white beaches of Ellaidhoo and Dhonveli
– Taking the sea plane for a scenic flight
– Checking out the water bungalows from above
– Relaxing by the pool

This trip to the Maldives was sponsored by Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts. All opinions, recommendations and views are my own.

—About the Tropical Escape—
Sri Lanka is an island country in South East Asia which has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest. After a 30 year long civil war which ended in 2009 the diverse country is now opening up more an more for tourism. The goal of this series is to give you an introduction to the country and the neighboring Maldives.

I’m excited to share all my experiences in Sri Lanka & the Maldives over the course of the next 3-4 weeks with you. In the next episodes I will take you to the south and east coast of Sri Lanka – we will go on an leopard safari, will eat the local street food and enjoy the beaches in Trincomalee as well as Arugam Bay.

The production of this series was supported by:

— my travel equipment —
packing list
Online Language Course

The whole trip was executed over the course of altogether 4 weeks. The Tropical Escape is a video series which sums up 2 trips to the region – one in 2014 (Sri Lanka) and the latest in 2016 (East Coast of Sri Lanka & The Maldives).

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