Club Med Maldives

Life over the ocean waves

The natural high of a holiday perched above tropical waters is a memory that lasts forever. Our travel writers share their experiences.

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Blue day ... Shangri-La's Villingili resort on one Addu Atoll's four islands.

Gear change on the reef

Nigel Tisdall finds idyllic cycle paths and room to move on the Maldives' southernmost Addu Atoll.

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Relax ... an Ayurvedic bath at Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru.

Creme de la cleanse

Pampering knows no borders, writes Adriaane Pielou, who picks the world's best spa therapists.

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Palm of paradise ... the beach meets a terrace at Alila Villas.

Stars of the south

In a country of dazzling beaches and crystal clear waters, Ute Junker discovers two very different resorts exploring new frontiers of luxury.

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This is the life ... personal assistant Raj tends to everyone's needs on Tasty Sand Island.

Barefoot in the palace

Caroline Gladstone discovers a cruise to make anyone feel like royalty - if only for three days.

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