When manta rays gather to feast on plankton, it's also a treat for snorkellers who can frolic in an underwater playground alongside these gracious creatures.
Honestly, it's stupidly, madly, insanely paradisaical, this place.
Barefoot luxury, vivid sea life and a delicious sense of seclusion await at the Fairmont Maldives.
The idyllic islands of the Maldives were anything but tranquil in this action-filled visit.
I see aquatic spectacles from everywhere, including the glass-bottomed floor in the lounge area and the bath.
Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference.
You want to meet a manta ray? A sea turtle? A dolphin? Easy. You want to meet a Maldivian? Next question, please.
It's real enough for more than a million people to visit each year, though. And we're not all dreaming. Are we?
Divers and honeymooners swarm to the Maldives archipelago. There are literally thousands of postcard-perfect islands, with white sand, palm trees and crystal clear waters.This is a place to chill out and enjoy the views while sipping a pina colada from your bungalow that's doubtlessly perched over the waters of a private island. If you can summon the energy, snorkel or dive with its abundant marine life.