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Our guide to the Maldives

Maldives

The Maldives Archipelago is an expansive cluster of islands surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean - arguably the ultimate paradise island experience. Luxury over-water villas are suspended on stilts above shallow lagoons, with over 300 species of tropical fish, making the Maldives the perfect diving location, but also a wonderful beach escape for families or honeymoons.

With picture-perfect shallow turquoise waters blending into endless sandy beaches and luxurious accommodation, the Maldives really are the ultimate desert island paradise located in the Indian Ocean off the southwest coasts of Sri Lanka and India. Each resort is located on its own private island, and you arrive either by speedboat or seaplane. Ideal for a relaxing beach vacation, luxury honeymoon or family vacation, the Maldives is one of the world’s most exclusive beach destinations with fantastic hotels to match. For those seeking romance, the Maldives offers enviably luxurious private accommodation and indulgent spas.

The Maldives are also known for their 200 species of coral, and 300 species of fish including the rare and majestic whale shark and colorful Oriental Sweetlips - great for amazing diving and snorkeling. At Scott Dunn, we feature a wide range of luxury resorts and hotels and know all the subtle differences between them, ensuring we will choose for you exactly the right resort. We also go the extra mile, ensuring all the little details are taken care of such are pre-booking spa treatments, requesting the best villas with the views you have always dreamed of, or organising unique trips to local islands. It might feel a little daunting to choose from so many amazing hotels, but we have stayed in them all and are specialists in pairing you with the perfect resort. The Maldives combines perfectly with Sri Lanka, India, Oman and Dubai if you want to add another element to your customized vacation, and we are also experts at creating fantastic island-hopping itineraries taking in a few islands to give you a flavor of the different atolls.

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