Snorkelling in the crystal clear warm waters exploring coral reefs is like something from 'Finding Nemo' -amazing colours and creatures everywhere you look. I even came face to face with a (very friendly) turtle, which was a first!
Rosie, Original Traveller
Archetypal white sand beaches framing jungle interiors, they themselves surrounded by atolls of crystal clear waters dropping away into the depths. The Maldives are arguably the most happening destination for luxury holidays on the planet right now, a fact reflected in the frenzied acquisition of ever more of these idyllic desert islands by the big hotel groups. Every year sees another grand unveiling as increasingly glamorous and sophisticated resorts jostle for the attention of the discerning traveller.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Pure and unadulterated desert island bliss - literally. There's no mainland, even the airport is on its own island, and all transport is by boat or seaplane - so you'll be island hopping from the minute you arrive
- Some of the best hotels in the world in terms of luxury, service and serious wow-factor rooms (think over-water villas) - plus, each hotel occupies it's own private island