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.
Take time out and paddle about in the most pristine waters on the planet.£1015 ppBook flights and hotels
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.