Nothing spells summer vacation like lazing around on the stunning beaches of the Maldives. Often described as paradise on earth, the Indian Ocean islands now have a summer offer that lets you enjoy all the heavenly delights of the destination, from crystal-clear blue waters, biodiverse coral reefs and endless white beaches. The Summer in Paradise offer by the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort in the Dhaalu Atoll lets you sleep in manta ray-shaped lagoon villas with a discount of 20 per cent, get daily breakfast buffet, and free credit of Dh367 per adult per day that can be used at any of the resorts six F&B outlets – we suggest dropping by the signature whale shark-shaped bar. The visually arresting resort’s architecture is inspired by the natural flora and flora around it; there’s also a lobster-inspired spa and a spiral shell-shaped library. The hotel’s children’s club also has supervised activities such as yoga, cooking, origami and painting classes to keep kids busy while you test the waters of adventure with snorkelling, windsurfing or deep-sea fishing at the resort’s dive and water sports centre. Garden villas from Dh4,282; call +9606766333 or visit stregismaldives.com.