Surreal spas with real relaxation
Where better in the world to pamper yourself, than these isles of serenity. With beautiful pleasures of sun, sea and sand, find tranquillity in the Maldives. Lose yourself to a beachside massage or delight in treatments on a stilted water villa. Relish the tropical ingredients like papaya extract, savour an enriching scrub, revitalise with a ravishing facial and truly unwind. Watch sea life thrive before your eyes in an underwater treatment room, then sit back in a sauna or watch the world go by in the bubbles of a Jacuzzi. Reawaken your senses on an unforgettable break in utopia.
Where to stay: Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru – For the coconut balm used in therapies at the spa, combining body and mind wellness, as well as the spectacular private jet pools of the private villas.
Reawaken your senses on an unforgettable break in utopia.
Powder soft sands and pastel skies
With its breathtaking azure lagoons, perfectly turquoise shallow seas, deep indigo oceans and pristine sands, the Maldives beaches are unrivalled. Lounge on the soft shores for those much needed lazy days, sip on cocktails as you unwind in a hammock and take a dip to revitalise when the heat gets too much. For adventurous days, take a kayak out and skim along the crystal waters, jump on a jet ski or go parasailing and admire the sights from above. Stroll along the sands in the evening, listen to the gentle waves, look out for luminous plankton and stargaze the night away.
Where to stay: Four Seasons Kuda Huraa – For the surf school, the infinity pool by the tropical waters and spectacular sunset views out to the ocean – as far as the eye can see.
Take time out and paddle about in the most pristine waters on the planet.£1202 ppBook flights and hotels
Dazzling sea life and eco-friendly ways
Discover the astounding ecological environment of the Maldives. With such expectations of pure beauty, it’s imperative to conserve the natural wonders of this paradise. From the monitoring of dive sites and coral reefs, to tree planting, the environmental preservations for the natural surroundings make the resorts in the Maldives a green place to be. The numerous conservation programmes for sea life is just as essential, for the abundance of tropical fish and other enchanting water creatures. Get even closer when you take a trip and sail on a traditional dhoni boat – venture through the shimmering waters to see wild dolphins and docile whale sharks for the ultimate getaway story.
Where to stay: Oblu by Atmosphere – For the glorious protected ocean spots where you can see giant sea turtles, lobsters, silver tipped sharks, beautiful reefs and enjoy scrumptious cocktails at Helen’s after a day of exploring.