Back bloglink

“It feels like home!”

Maldives is a profoundly beautiful archipelago. Such that, it is often betrayed by mere pictures and words. Its pristine emptiness needs to be experienced. On a holiday there for four days, my sister and I had chosen the Olhuveli Resort and Spa to detox from Delhi and catch up on reading, chatting and being in complete holiday-comatose. It didn’t last too many hours for me. The charm of snorkelling in the crystal clear waters, diving to forage through the corals and going on a Dolphin watching cruise fast trumped the lethargy. And I have to say that the staff at the resort had a lot to do with it. Chatting with Rosa, a dive instructor, I was shaken off from the indolence and pushed right in the middle of the action in the ocean.

Over the days, I met a number of people who have been working at Olhuveli for short and long periods of time and found out that the well-oiled resort machinery was being run by staff from over 15 nations. What a delight to see an Indian face, or say a ‘namaste’ to a Nepali and chat about Japan, Taiwan and Ukraine with others. Not only was this comforting for guests who were from non-English speaking countries, but it was a delight to see such a varied mix of staff running the place with such camaraderie and friendship. Despite being wedged in the middle of the ocean, hanging out with these folks felt like a hip cosmopolitan club in a city.

Before leaving, I took pictures of people from different countries and asked them why they liked working at Olhuveli. “It feels like home!” featured amongst the top answers.

Rosa from the Dive School, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

Rosa from the Dive School, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

 

Lasantha, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

Lasantha, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

 

Sammi, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

Sammi, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

 

Jenalyn, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

Jenalyn, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

 

Saffah, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

Saffah, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

 

Ampili, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

Ampili, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

 

Aju, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

Aju, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

 

Mosaka, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

Mosaka, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

 

Katrina, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

Katrina, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

 

Kabir, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

Kabir, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

 

Basantha, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

Basantha, Olhuveli Resort and Spa

Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Tweet about this on Twitter0Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0Share on Reddit0