Unrivalled luxury, stunning white-sand beaches and an amazing underwater world is what makes Maldives an obvious choice for a true holiday of a lifetime. The Maldives is home to perhaps the best beaches in the world; they’re on almost every one of the country’s nearly 1200 islands and are so consistently perfect that it’s hard not to become blasé about them. While some beaches may boast softer granules than others, the basic fact remains: you’ll find consistently whiter-than-white powder sand and luminous cyan-blue water like this almost nowhere else on earth. This fact alone is enough to bring over a million people a year to this tiny, remote and otherwise little-known Indian Ocean paradise.
This upscale resort of chic villas on a private island that's separated from Guraidhoo island by a lagoon is 4 km from Maafushi island. Bright villas have picture windows, free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and iPod docks, plus indoor and open-air showers.
This luxury island resort is a 25-minute speedboat ride from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Refined bungalows and villas, some overwater, offer sleek decor, private decks and outdoor rain showers, plus flat-screens, free Wi-Fi, mini-bars and tea and coffeemakers.