While you’re there

Country Life Every Week - - The Great Escape -

• Keep your cam­era handy to take pic­tures on the sea-plane flight from Male to Niyama, where you board a boat for the fi­nal leg to Kandima • Go on a sun­set fish­ing trip. We linecaught red snap­per and an Em­peror in the Mal­di­vian man­ner and ate them for sup­per the next night • En­joy a piña co­lada in the round seat­ing pods set in the 100m pool —the big­gest in the Mal­dives—in front of the Breeze bar • Go snorkelling or div­ing with the re­sort’s res­i­dent ma­rine bi­ol­o­gist. The re­gion’s coral reefs are home to 12 species of whale and dol­phin, ex­ot­i­cally marked lob­sters, oc­to­pusses and shoals of bi­o­lu­mi­nes­cent li­on­fish • The re­sort’s aqua­holics cen­tre of­fers ev­ery wa­ter sport un­der the sun, from para-sail­ing to pad­dle board­ing • For those who pre­fer to stay on terra firma, there’s a lux­u­ri­ous spa, cook­ing lessons with Kandima’s chefs and an art school

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