Get busy doing nothing on a holiday to the Maldives – a place where the order of play goes swim, sunbathe, scuba-dive, repeat.
Picture paradise and it'll probably look a lot like the Maldives. It's made up of more than a thousand coral islands, all of which serve up white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and holiday-brochure palms. Not all of them have hotels, but those that do, go all out to impress. There's normally one luxury resort to an island, and deluxe touches like water villas on stilts and gourmet restaurants are more or less a given. And the fact you'll probably arrive by either speedboat or seaplane, just adds to the appeal. Accommodation aside, watersports are big news in these parts – especially scuba diving and snorkelling. The underwater world here knocks spots off the competition – in fact, it's borderline criminal to come here without checking out the neon-bright corals teeming with weird and wonderful tropical fish.
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