Perfect weather all year round, palm trees and complete seclusion should you so desire, the tiny coral reef islands of the Maldives offer white-sand beaches, crystal clear water and the magical undersea world of the Indian Ocean. If you’re looking for somewhere you and your loved one can relax, this is it.
Where to stay: Niyama Maldives, with its restaurant reachable only by boat, offers total escapism. You may never want to leave! A water studio with pool starts at Dh6,438 per night. For more information visit www.peraquum.com.
Getting there: Flying time is 4 hours 50 minutes. Emirates has flights from Dubai to Malé from Dh3,145 return. See www.emirates.com