We went fishing yesterday and caught six very good size fish - a jackfish, some red snappers, and a rather sizable white snapper as well - all referred to as reef fish by the locals. For lunch today, we were served our catch in a variety of styles at the beach side restaurant. Close to the very best meal in my life.
Chinese style with ginger and oyster sauce - the stripy shadow over the plates comes from the palm leaves softly swaying in the wind above us while we eat and wonder if we are in heaven
simply baked with salt and pepper
in Maldivian style curry
When your after-lunch belly has grown so much in size that you can no longer imagine showing yourself in a bikini, you bring out the Mara Hoffman. By far the best swimwear I have EVER bought in my life are her rashies (sorry that is flagged as a spelling mistake, but that's what all my Hong Kong Aussie friends call sun protection shirts for swimming).
My only regret is that I just bought two. They are the perfect swimwear to wear over untanned white bellies, bellies with a hint of cellulite (mine), jiggly bellies and all other bellies one may be shy about. Mara Hoffman is your answer. At the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru resort in The Maldives.