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Maldives

Maldives

An island nation home to a dizzying array of aquatic life – it’s time to dive in

Tours in the Maldives

In the Maldives, a picture-perfect paradise awaits. With cyan seas stretching to the horizon in every direction, scattered with 1190 sparkling white-sand islands and coral cays, it’s a haven for those looking to relax and unwind. The resorts here are famously luxurious and will attend to your every need. Aside from snorkelling – which is excellent – reading and gazing at swathes of stars in the night sky, there are no distractions here, unless you want to find them.

Maldives holidays may be utterly idyllic, but there’s more to the country than luxury bungalows and honeymoon hideaways. For marine-life lovers, there’s nowhere better. Awake to the sun rising over the azure Indian ocean, snorkel areas of stunning beauty and spot abundant marine life, including manta rays and whale sharks; green, hawksbill and olive ridley turtles; and bottlenose and spinner dolphins.