A string of picture-perfect coral islands in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is the ideal destination for beachside escapism. It’s a place where time seems to stand still, where you can set the screens aside and unwind in the most serene and picturesque surroundings. Most resorts here are on an island of their own – hemmed with pure white sand, swaying palm trees and calm, turquoise lagoons.
Seclusion and exclusivity come as standard here, and the Maldives’ trademark accommodation is stilted overwater villas that offer direct access to the Indian Ocean. Whichever atoll you choose to stay on, you can expect top-notch dining options, excellent spa facilities and warm, attentive service. Those who prefer to stay active can experience world-class snorkelling, diving and kayaking.