Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an archipelagic country located in Southern Asia, situated in the Indian Ocean. It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 750 kilometres from the Asian continent’s mainland.
The Maldives is one of the world’s most picture-perfect luxury travel destinations. To experience the idyllic tropical scenes you’ve no doubt admired, the best time to visit the Maldives is in the “dry season” from December to April.
This place is a real-life desert-island fantasy and it’s our top pick for a luxury destination. Crystal clear lagoons and frosted white-sand beaches come as standard, while bespoke experiences-for-two like candlelit dinners and private sandbank picnics make it easy to ramp up the romance.
Though there’s loads to do in the Maldives, it is true that there is no place on earth better suited to doing nothing. This is not a sightseeing destination – unless spotting a hammerhead or a whale shark in their natural habitat. Instead, you can savour the silence of the reef, the hushed wind combing through the coconut palms and nature’s natural rhythms on your solitary island paradise