As many of you may know, 2017 was a huge year for us. We got married and we knew that although we had a holiday in June to Tenerife which you can see here [LINK] we were determined to get a huge once in a lifetime holiday done. We’re still young but as we’ve just brought a house and one day… one day, we’ll want a family, it seemed right to finish this exciting part off with a huge honeymoon to Sri Lanka and The Maldives.

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It didn’t take us long at all to decide that’s where we wanted to go. We knew the Caribbean wasn’t for us, we wanted something more cultural, somewhere that hadn’t been completely commercialised and somewhere that would throw us out of our comfort zones.

The Maldives is one of those places that has been on my bucket list but I never dreamed I would be saying I’m actually going there. We’re heading to the Kuramathi which is one of the largest islands in the Maldives and has the most restaurants. We’re ultra all inclusive which I’ve never done before and we have a gorgeous room. I can’t wait to spend a week on an island, cocktails and white sand. It will be an experience for sure. Just think of the instagrams!

Before we head to the Kuramathi, we’re going to be doing a week in Sri Lanka first. This is to get exploring, try a new culture and to experience something completely different to just lying on the beach! We have 3 different hotels across 5 days which means we’ll be on the move a lot but it’s going to be an exciting way to see as much as we can.

As you can tell, I’m hugely excited and although I’ve kept it quiet for a while because I feel like this is a huge holiday, this is such a once in a life time I really feel like we’re ticking off a bucket list item for our travels!

Although this will be our big holiday, we do cherish time in the sun and if we can afford it we definitely want to see more of Europe, we’ve ticked off a few places in the last year but I’m keen to see more cities and would love to return to Maderia again one day!

What’s on your travel bucket list for 2018? If you’re in need of some inspiration Destination2 have a whole website filled with long haul luxury holidays, the Sheraton La Caleta which we stayed in Tenerife is even on there! There’s some great deals to be had! If you have any tips for Sri Lanka or The Maldives, do let me know, I’ve never done long haul before!!