Iconic in their dazzling beauty, the impossibly idyllic islands of the Maldives promise a stay of unmatched tranquility and luxury
Born from ancient oceanic volcanoes that have long since subsided, the 26 atolls of the Maldives contain more than 1,190 islands of unparalleled natural beauty. Only 200 of the islands are inhabited, and most are small enough to walk around with a few minutes. Tourism and traditional Maldivian life are strictly separated and the waters are meticulously protected, resulting in many of the uninhabited islands being turned into fabulous exclusive resorts and one of the largest expanses of undisturbed coral reefs in the world.
Expect white sandy beaches, coral reefs teeming with colourful marine life, relaxed bars with spectacular sunset views, exclusive beach BBQs on uninhabited islands and gourmet dining.
Dive, snorkel, fish, surf, kite surf, dine and party until sunrise or simply relax on board your yacht and enjoy a perfect day in the gentle Maldivian sun and sea breeze.
Some of the best diving in the world can also be found in the Maldives. Pristine coral reefs, schools of tropical fish, whale sharks and manta rays abound. Diving is possible all year round but best between December and May during the northeast monsoon. Some of the Maldives best dives are Manta Point in the Baa Atoll, Sun Island in the South Ari Atoll, where you can get the once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to dive with whale sharks, and Kandooma Thila in the South Male Atoll, famous for green sea turtles.