Think of desert-island, bare-foot luxury and you’ll think of the Maldives. The mould was truly broken for these coral islands floating in the incredibly blue water of the Indian Ocean. Just over a thousand tiny islands form a chain of 26 atolls; ring-shaped coral reefs encircling a lagoon.
The islands are the lowest-lying country in the world, with an average elevation of only 1.5 metres; you’ll truly feel like you’ve been marooned in paradise! The country’s trademark accommodation is wooden villas on stilts above the clearest of waters you’re ever likely to see, giving you unobstructed views of the ocean ad infinitum. You’re never more than a few footsteps away from dipping your toes in the dazzlingly white sands or cooling off in the brilliant blue waters.
It’s no mystery why this is such a hot-spot for honeymooners and those in search of the ultimate romantic getaway. If you’re looking for utmost seclusion to spend time with your nearest and dearest, you’ll find it here on one of the Maldives’ deserted beaches.