The Maldives is an expansive cluster of islands surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean – arguably the ultimate paradise island experience. It is the perfect beach escape with picture-perfect shallow turquoise waters blending into endless white sandy beaches and luxurious accommodation. With over 300 species of fish and 200 species of coral, the Maldives is also the perfect location for diving and snorkelling. Located in the Indian Ocean off the southwest coast of Sri Lanka and India, each resort is set on its own private island and you arrive either by speedboat or seaplane. Ideal for relaxing beach holidays, the Maldives is one of the world’s most exclusive beach destination with fantastic hotels to match. For those seeking romance, this destination offers enviably luxurious private accommodation and indulgent spas.