Heaven in the Maldives

If you are seeking a holiday somewhere that has pure white beaches fringed with palm tree, crystal clear waters that sparkle in the sun, plenty to see and do but at such a relaxed pace that you will come home feeling like a whole new person, you should consider the Maldives. This collection of over 1000 islands nestling in theIndian Ocean really are the stuff that dreams are made of, and going there has never been easier.

Only 200 of the islands are actually inhabited, and offer a holiday experience that is totally unique. There is such an ambience of relaxation and solitude that you could actually imagine that you were on your own desert island. The ocean surrounding the islands is teeming with life, and offers the tourist some great opportunities for swimming, diving, snorkelling, scuba diving and the like.

With regular flights from the UK, this Indian Ocean paradise is served by many travel operators and some excellent deals can be found online if you shop around. ITC Classics are a company who specialise in holidays to luxury, far flung locations and their choice of resorts and accommodation in the Maldives is second to none. Whether you are travelling as a couple or a family, their user friendly site will help you find your perfect spot in no time at all.

This is a part of the world that is renowned for indulgent resorts that really are the last word is luxury. There are over 25 of these to choose from on the ITC website and you can see everything that they have to offer in order to make an informed decision on where you will be going. With such exotically names island to choose from such as Cocoa, Baros and Madivaru, the world really is your oyster.

Some resorts, such as Conrad, are spread across two islands, in this case Rangalinolhu and Rangali, giving you the best of both worlds as you have everything your resort has to offer coupled with wide open spaces and bays where you can retreat to for total relaxation and solitude. Some resorts are better known than other, such as the Banyan Tree on Vabbinfaru Island.

The main airport in at Male, the capital of the Maldives and situated onMaleIsland. From here small boats will take you to your resort, and this boat hopping is the only way to get around the islands if you want to see as many as you can during your stay.

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