Maldives travel video: Pirate Style! Five star resort Gili Lankanfushi restaurants, wine cellar & chocolate.

maldives nature, greenery, outdoors

I’m pleased to present my travel team’s latest video… about our Pirate adventures at Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives!

We’ve come a long way with our filmmaking, and are very proud of this latest episode. Won’t you please take a second to watch?

I wrote an article about our Maldives experience, which you can read on Business Insider. My filmmakers and I put enormous effort on this, and we would hugely appreciate your support via a Like or Share (click below).

Gili Lankanfushi, northern male atoll, resort

In the jungle, the mighty jungle… La Carmina wore:
Oversized polka dot sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs (a present from Seby)
Bat strapless dress: gifted by Sourpuss Clothing

jungle party, fashion, big sunglasses

This award-winning resort keeps everything eco-friendly, including the torches that illuminate the paths at night. (Don’t worry, there aren’t any wild animals roaming about.)

wine cellar, chocolate tasting

The natural design of Gili Lankanfushi’s wine cellar is astonishing.

driftwood table, stone cellar wine cheese

In the center: a table made from a huge piece of driftwood that washed up during the 2004 Indonesian tsunami.

maldives wine tasting, cellar, vintage

I raise my glass to the extensive wine selection.

wine collection, basement, hotel cellar

The resort’s sommelier walked us through a five-part chocolate tasting, paired with wine. The lemon truffle and Hungarian tokay were standouts.

travel tv crew, travel filmmakers

What a dream, to be able to experience places like The Maldives and make travel videos with my friends! All these island photos and video are by the ultra-talented Melissa Rundle and Eric Bergemann.

maldives villas, beach, ocean

Each day, we ate lunch at the Overwater Bar and Grill. Baby sharks circled the waters below the restaurant.

maldives islands, scenery, beaches

As you’ll recall from my previous Maldives posts, the water jugs are for washing your feet of sand (since going around barefoot is encouraged).

fresh sashimi, raw fish, japanese sushi

Located in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives Islands are known for their seafood, especially hand-reeled skipjack tuna. The sashimi was out of this world.

maldives restaurant, grilled seafood

You could have fresh-grilled job fish, prawns or calamari. Or how about all of the above?

tropical salad bar, hotel resort restaurants

Too many organic, fresh salad dressings to choose from.

paleo diet, recipes, paleo meals, food

My plate ended up looking like this. Nothing like tropical fruit, seafood and salad for the summer.

Maldives huts, gili lankanfushi
travel blogger instagram, social media

Thank you to the kind staff at Gili-Lankanfushi for having us. To learn more about this paradise on Earth, take a peek at their website.

tennis court playing, female tennis outfit dress

What do you think of our latest professional travel video? Did you laugh at my tennis-playing failure?



  1. Heather
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Sigh! looks so fabuloso

  2. MeiMei
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink


  3. grotesqueinblack
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Wow it looks so beautiful!! And I love your voice *_*

  4. starrygleam
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    that looks so awesome!

  5. theREaLFRiCTIoN
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    how amazing!! lucky you!

  6. Valstion
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I ve wonder how much does it cost ot go there.

  7. Bunny
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Permalink


  8. Geishune
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely video :)

  9. Cat
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    I’m so jealous, it looked amazing!

  10. greta
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Awesome video!

  11. Randy
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Love it! You guys did a fantastic job of capturing the essence of the Maldives and the resort.

  12. Carmen
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    That’s awesome! You did an amazing job! I love the video and all the beautiful pictures!!!! Thank you for sharing xoxo

  13. Silvia Je
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Your video is great!! :)
    The Maldives are so beautiful!!

  14. Suzuki
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 1:55 am | Permalink


  15. Soledad
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    The cinematography is great, good work to your team

  16. Natasha
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    The video is awesome, I always enjoy watching your video and reading your blog!
    I can’t wait for your upcoming video travel in Europe (*^-^*)V

    • lacarmina
      Posted July 24, 2013 at 2:55 am | Permalink

      Thank you, Natasha!! We’re working hard on Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Montreal videos now, thanks for supporting!!!!

  17. Char
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    Definitely different, interesting, and enticing offerings there lol!

  18. Pitsart
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    lucky you! who was your personnel Mr.Friday

  19. Hibiki
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    such a cutie! <3

  20. VM
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a great holiday :) what was the best part of your trip to #Maldives?

  21. MelissaR
    Posted July 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Permalink


  22. Jennifer
    Posted July 25, 2013 at 2:37 am | Permalink


  23. Varga
    Posted July 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Very nice

  24. irina
    Posted July 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink


  25. Leon Lindon
    Posted July 26, 2013 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Outstanding work! I daresay driftwood should act as the centerpiece for more rooms!

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