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Maldives

Composed of 1,190 coral reef islands forming an archipelago of 26 atolls, the Maldives are acclaimed as a tropical paradise of pristine beaches and clear cobalt and turquoise waters. The country was formed from ancient volcanoes now hidden under the Indian Ocean. It is the planet’s lowest country, resting at just 4 feet 11 inches above sea level. They cover 35,000 square miles, making it one of the world’s most dispersed nations. It is the least populated (300,000 people) and smallest nation in Asia, though its size belies its prominence as a tourist destination. It is the perfect destination to tie off a multi-nation trip, particularly to Sri Lanka or India. Male is the international gateway to the Maldives via Hulhule Island, and the surrounding island resorts are accessed by private speedboat.

Once a Buddhist nation, the Maldives is now predominantly Muslim. Ever resilient, the friendly people of the Maldives have battled el Nino, the 2004 Asian Tsunami and the uncertainly of climate change. Nonetheless, this singular country features some of the best sand, sun and surf to be found anywhere, with world-class diving and ultra-luxurious resorts.

Composed of 1,190 coral reef islands forming an archipelago of 26 atolls, the Maldives are acclaimed as a tropical paradise of pristine beaches and clear cobalt and turquoise waters. The country was formed from ancient volcanoes now hidden under the Indian Ocean. It is the planet’s lowest country, resting at just 4 feet 11 inches above sea level. They cover 35,000 square miles, making it one of the world’s most dispersed nations. It is the least populated (300,000 people) and smallest nation in Asia, though its size belies its prominence as a tourist destination. It is the perfect destination to tie off a multi-nation trip, particularly to Sri Lanka or India. Male is the international gateway to the Maldives via Hulhule Island, and the surrounding island resorts are accessed by private speedboat.

Once a Buddhist nation, the Maldives is now predominantly Muslim. Ever resilient, the friendly people of the Maldives have battled el Nino, the 2004 Asian Tsunami and the uncertainly of climate change. Nonetheless, this singular country features some of the best sand, sun and surf to be found anywhere, with world-class diving and ultra-luxurious resorts.

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Adopting Coral Reefs with Anantara in the Maldives

Adopting Coral Reefs with Anantara in the Maldives

Author : Jim Algie
Seeing the wildlife of the Maldives is one thing; saving it is another. With Anantara in the Maldives, travelers can adopt and save the most precious resource in the Maldives.
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Maldives’ Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru Flips the Switch on 3,105 Solar Panels

Maldives’ Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru Flips the Switch on 3,105 Solar Panels

Author : Tyler Roney
The many resorts of the Maldives have a deepening sustainability issue, but the Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru is hoping to make a dent in its emissions with 3,105 solar panels.
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Maldives Cooking Class with Anantara: Knowing your Fenfolhi from your Hedhikaa

Maldives Cooking Class with Anantara: Knowing your Fenfolhi from your Hedhikaa

Author : Sharon McDonnell
With all the luxury resorts in the Maldives, one might spend an entire holiday without sampling Maldivian cuisine, but that's a mistake. Take a cooking class and get to the heart of these coconut-heavy dishes.
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Maldives on the Fly: Sport Fishing Thaa Atoll with COMO

Maldives on the Fly: Sport Fishing Thaa Atoll with COMO

Author : Duncan McHenry
The Maldives boasts every manner of luxury travel amenity, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the opulent COMO Maalifushi hosts fly fishing, light tackle fishing, and deep sea expeditions to go along with the white sand beaches.
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Under the Sea: The Maldives Welcomes its First Luxury Underwater Villa

Under the Sea: The Maldives Welcomes its First Luxury Underwater Villa

Author : Travelogues
At around $50,000 a night, the split level underwater villa, called the the Muraka, at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is unique in more ways than one.
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Asia’s Most Romantic Outdoor Movie Dates

Asia’s Most Romantic Outdoor Movie Dates

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These exclusive cinema experiences on tropical beaches, desert retreats, and mangrove forests will put your normal Netflix and Chill to shame.
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