Four degrees north of the equator, the Maldivian archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls of which 80 are inhabited. These tropical sandy hideaways offers visitors pure relaxation in exquisitely beautiful surroundings. Many of the islands are surrounded by wonderful coral reefs, often with fantastic marine life just moments from the shore.
The choice of accommodation in the Maldives is impressively diverse from tiny boutique hideaways with just a handful of rooms to larger, all-inclusive resorts with abundant facilities; authentic, rustic retreats to cool and contemporary hotels; and simple beachfront bungalows to the most exclusive overwater pool villas. But all of the resorts resort sit on their very own island. And boarding a speedboat or seaplane to transfer to your hotel is far more exciting than the everyday taxi ride.