Maldives

Maldives

To be really simple, the Maldives can be easily described in about 10 words - unbelievable beaches, crystal-clear water, overwater bungalows and sublime islands!

To leave it there would do this tiny country a disservice, though this is definitely what one comes back to again and again. Of the over 1,000 islands that make up the Maldives, over 130 of them now have resorts on them, and as each island is just a single resort, that means a tick over 130 resorts to choose from. And, when we say resorts, the finest in 5 and 6 star luxury are all here, and are very much a favourite of the well heeled, and particularly the honeymoon set that have made these islands their own. At the same time, there is an offering here for everyone, with couples only romantic getaways living alongside family escapes, and more guesthouse style accommodation for independent travellers now popping up on the main ‘non-resort’ island of Male - the one consistent theme everywhere though is unrivalled beachscapes and amazing diving.

Really the most challenging job here is to pick through the dazzling accommodation options to find the one right for your holiday (and your wallet). And, if being more active is your thing, also finding the ones with the best access and resources for exploring the underwater paradise and wildlife that defines the Maldives. But, wherever you choose, silk-like sand and azure water will be the mainstay of your trip...so, just let Insta lead the way and start booking!

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