DIVING & SNORKELLING
As spectacular as the Maldives is above water, there is a stunning array of sealife and pristine coral gardens to be discovered beneath the waves. Snorkellers and divers of all levels can explore reefs where turtles, stingrays, dolphins and countless fish are easily sighted in crystal-clear waters. Resorts also offer the chance to snorkel at night by torchlight, giving a unique perspective on the underwater world. Some of the world’s most exclusive resorts can be found here, each on their own private island and offering the ultimate in luxury, from plush villas with wrap-around sun decks and lap pools to personal butlers and decadent spa treatments. There are resorts that cater to families and larger islands that offer more affordable guesthouses and lower-budget options. Either way, it’ll be just a short barefoot wander to sparkling shores and peaceful tranquility.