Probably the most dreamt about islands in the world, a typical day in the Maldives consists of basking in warm, tropical sunshine. Swimming alongside colourful lagoon fish. Indulging in restorative spa treatments and enjoying the impeccable service of your glorious, private island resort.
Idyllic, sun-drenched and easy-going, the Maldives encompass around 1,200 coral islands far south of the Indian Subcontinent. Whilst varying slightly in size, the islands follow a similar template of deep green interiors fringed by a perfect white sand beach, which is in turn circled by a beautiful blue lagoon and clear, turquoise-tinted waters.
Beneath these balmy Indian Ocean waters lies an enchanting world of living coral inhabited by kaleidoscopic marine life, majestic manta rays and playful dolphins. And you don’t have to be an experienced diver to enter their world; novices are welcomed, coached and rewarded with a breathtaking experience. The ocean plays a huge part in the local culture, so a night fishing trip aboard a traditional dhoni – or a visit to a deserted island – is something of a ‘must-do’.
Above the waves, you can completely unwind at your choice of the region’s immaculate high-end resorts, each with an island to itself. The majority boast the latest spas and dive centres, as well as private pools, exquisite restaurants and lavish overwater bungalows. Not to mention people who have a long tradition of welcoming visitors to their islands.
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