We started to Gangehi island resort at 7am in the first seaplane. Sea plane was till Nika island resort and it was a short 10 min boat ride from there. And yeah on first look of the island we were astonished. It was a very small island which took only 10 min walk around. It had many rooms. Beach front rooms, water villas and deluxe water villas . We picked deluxe water villa as we were there in off season with discounts. We checked into hotel and started seeing the tours they had arranged. NOTE : BETTER TO TAKE FULL BOARD AS LUNCH AND DINNER ARE EXPENSIVE AND THERE IS NO OTHER RESTAURANT EXCEPT THIS. IF YOU ARE INTO DRINKS, BETTER TAKE ALL INCLUSIVE. ELSE IT WILL BE A RIP OFF.
Gangehi had a very good house reef and variety of fishes. Just step into water and you see a variety of fishes and corals.
Deluxe water villa we chose was very artistically built. It had glass doors with wooden closing. We can choose to sleep with ocean on two sides if we wish to. On the front, when we go out was a place with bed to see into ocean and there were steps to go sit and relax or to snorkel. Even bathroom had a view of water here. While in bathroom, we used to see all the fish passing there.
After lunch, I made my toddler sleep and made my husband incharge and went to snorkel. Water was crystal clear and at 2 feet there were large variety of fish. I even saw a manta ray at 2 feet. It was a feast to my eyes. I snorkelled for almost 3 hours but that day only upto 4 feet water and Not much corals.
There was a very pretty sand bank . A VERY LONG ONE. During sunset, we walked through the sand bank, enjoyed in water. My toddler played in water most of the time. It was a picture perfect place. We did canoeing.
There was a PADI diving centre. I was interested in diving but to dive here, we need to know how to swim perfectly. So I took a life jacket and snorkeled instead.
At night , we had our dinner, made our toddler sleep and stargazed for a real long time. It was a dark night with no lights and stars above us. It was heavens surprise for us.