What is your idea of the perfect vacation? We all go on vacations that reflect our interests from food and culture to adventure sports. Our vacation in the Maldives was definitely a beach or island vacation. My husband was verrryy excited to enjoy the natural scenery, swim, and sip a cold beer or two underneath an umbrella on the beach. I was afraid it would be monotonous and a little boring. But we were fortunate to have something to do every day. But we had a perfect afternoon in the Maldives on our second day.
We took a boat out to the fish and crab shack. The little one was delighted to feel the breeze in her hair during the short ride. She wasn’t as interested in the food, but loved playing with her new bucket and shovels. It’s funny because she doesn’t actually like sand or seawater. My husband and I were content eating our fish and chips and taking in a quiet afternoon. We were the last guests on this little beach as the afternoon rolled into evening.
We had a wonderful, spontaneous time. I’m usually a big planner, but have loosened up my standards, especially with a little one in tow. I’m so glad that she had a great time running around, discovering pink lifeguard chairs, and seeing hermit crabs (no, she’s not a fan!) The skies turned a little grayer later on, but we didn’t mind. Sometimes, an unplanned afternoon in a beautiful place is the perfect afternoon.