The natural high of a holiday perched above tropical waters is a memory that lasts forever. Our travel writers share their experiences.
Nigel Tisdall finds idyllic cycle paths and room to move on the Maldives' southernmost Addu Atoll.
Now that independent travel in the Maldives is possible, J.J. Robinson plans a DIY itinerary.
Pampering knows no borders, writes Adriaane Pielou, who picks the world's best spa therapists.
One shark on the reef is fine, until he brings his mates along, writes Ute Junker.
In a country of dazzling beaches and crystal clear waters, Ute Junker discovers two very different resorts exploring new frontiers of luxury.
Caroline Gladstone discovers a cruise to make anyone feel like royalty - if only for three days.
Warwick Stanley finds intoxication of a different kind in the Maldives.
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.