Another day in Paradise. Roxy Maldives (formerly Zitahli Resort) is one of only two resorts in this entire atoll of islands. There’s no one around once you get on a boat and head away from the island. Even on the island you don’t see very many people except at meal times a few will wander in. Empty white sand beaches, coral reefs, a natural lagoon and azure water that beckons one for a swim are all part of the attraction of a stay here. Oh, and the fishing! Today we went line fishing in waters that are not commercially fished and or fished that much at all – Roxy Maldives is only one of two resorts in the entire atoll.
This is a special place and one almost doesn’t’ want to do anything except absorb the stunning colors of the water both above and below water. The “house” reef is located on the “back” of the island within minutes of anywhere on the island. After a short swim its shallow waters and live coral all the way out to the break. Lots of colorful fish make this their home.
You don’t need to be an expert at fishing here – drop in a line with a large hook and a piece of fish as bait and wait for the strike. The “strike” is usually a soft quick tug on the line despite (even the larger fish we caught at first felt small). We went out on the resort’s “fishing boat” just before sunset and pulled in several fish several kilo’s each. We will save the best ones for sashimi tomorrow (prepared by the executive chef at the resorts signature restaurant, Mosaic).