The Maldives is the kind of place you go to if your holidays revolve around relaxing. Sitting peacefully in the Indian Ocean, you’ll feel like you’re miles away from everything when you arrive by seaplane. Spend your days admiring the serene turquoise waters before walking barefoot along its silky sands. Or if you would rather explore, then climb onboard a catamaran and do some island-hopping.
If you’ve come here to snorkel, the Maldives is famous for its house reef. Once you’re below the waves, keep your eyes peeled for turtles, baby sharks and eagle rays. And if you’re not a fan of getting wet, you can head to the underwater restaurant instead, where you can dine in the company of sharks. Make sure you’ve got your camera handy during the evening, the Maldives’ multi-shade sunsets are not to be missed.