The attraction of the Maldives over other island destinations is simple: more fish, less people! They offer a technicolour underwater panorama that is hard to beat, whether you are a rank amateur snorkeller or a hard-core diving enthusiast.
Visiting the Maldives without diving, they say, is like walking through the Sistine Chapel without looking up. They have the most species-rich marine life in the world: 250 kinds of coral; 63 kind of algae and over 1200 species of tropical fish have been recorded. The impact of man on the environment has been negligible. No wonder the water in the Maldives is said to be the clearest in the world. Tourism is neither placing undue stress on the environment nor disrupting traditional ways of life. And travellers get what they came for – a palm-fringed island that they can (almost) call their own.
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- Some of the best dive sites in the world.
- Heavenly location for a romantic getaway.
- COMO Shambhala Retreat spa offering Asian inspired treatments.
- The irresistible natural beauty of the Maldives, both above and under water.
- State of the art LIME spa with underwater treatment rooms.
- Ocean bungalows with glass floors to view the clear turquoise waters.
- Urban fine dining in an island paradise
- Underwater music club - the world's first!
- Diving, snorkelling and sunset sailing
- Nowhere else in the Maldives this much space and exclusivity offered.
- Incredibly stylish and contemporary.
- Exceptional views of the island’s splendid natural beauty.
- Six Senses Spa & wellness programme.
- The only resort in Laamu Atoll.
- Unspoilt corner of the Indian Ocean – sea life in abundance.
- The W Retreat is an island that brings a bit of city sophistication to paradise.
- Villas come complete with a very expansive private deck and a personal plunge pool.
- It has some of the best snorkelling in the Maldives.