A must-visit, the Maldives owes its exceptional natural beauty to its rarified topography: 99 percent water with the remainder being a garland of 1,200 sugar-white sand islets forming ring-shaped atolls—the tippy-top of submerged, now extinct volcanoes. The gloriously sunny destination draws travellers seeking to live their ultimate Crusoesque fantasy: days are spent lazing on the postcard-perfect beaches of these remote islands, swimming in the bluest, warmest water, but above all, basking in the luxury offered by resorts in the Maldives.
The Maldives has a pleasant equatorial climate with two seasons: a dry season from November to April, with May to October witnessing the momentary rain shower followed by sunshine. Temperatures range from 23°C to 31°C. The capital is Malé, a 10 sq km island. Travellers land on Hulhule Island, a few kilometers from the capital before boarding seaplanes or speedboat transfers to their respective private-island resort.
Travellers step onto the sandy shores leaving all worries behind, and find themselves being drawn into a seemingly parallel universe of overwater villas and hues of blue, and where nothing is too much trouble. Days are punctuated with niche experiences such as swimming alongside whale sharks and jet skiing to a desert sandbank for a picnic or wedding. Without an ounce of doubt, Maldives resorts raise luxury travel to another level, one that has remained unsurpassed.