Dive beneath turquoise waves, stretch out on endless white sand beaches and picnic on secluded sand banks waiting just for you. The Maldives are calling and there is no better time to discover their secrets, read on for our low down on why you should make 2018 the year you experience the Maldives for yourself.

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The Weather

Few places compare to the paradise that is the Maldives and the weather is no exception to this. For glorious sunshine and blissful beach days, the Maldives are the perfect place for sun-drenched fun in the sun.

The Diving

Home to some of the most captivating dive sites in the world, the Maldives are a whirlwind of colourful coral reefs and exciting underwater life. Whether you are a first-time snorkeler wanting to catch sight of the friendly turtles that surround the islands or a diving pro wanting to get up close and personal with majestic whale sharks, this diving haven offers up warm waters and heart-stopping sights to make your escape truly memorable.

The Robinson Crusoe Mentality

Dreaming of lounging in a swaying hammock as you dip your toes into the tranquil waters below? With over 800 islands and sandbanks remaining uninhabited, there is a wealth of choice when it comes to finding your own deserted island for a picnic on the sand.

The Over-water Bungalows

Perched above the water, the Maldives are famous for these over-water marvels offering direct access to the shimmering Indian Ocean with uninterrupted views and privacy from the ocean that surrounds them. Spend your days lazing on sun-soaked decks as you gaze into waters teeming with colourful tropical fish or take the plunge yourself and cool off in the glittering waters below within easy reach of your room.

The Food

Freshly caught fish sizzling on a grill, mouth-watering tuna and a feast of delights await you in a location combining tastes from around the world with the spices and seasonings of Arabic, Indian, Sri Lankan and Oriental cuisines ready to tantalise your taste buds.

The Instagram-Worthy Shots

Nowhere in the world is better to make your friends back home jealous than the paradise that is the Maldives, picture endless stretches of white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and waters that need no filter. The Maldives are a wonderland of #nofilter shots, from colourful fish to desert island-style villas, with every turn boasting show-stopping sights.

The Amazing Array of One-of-a-Kind Resorts

For island luxury like no other, look no further than this Indian Ocean Gem. Try Ellaidhoo by Cinnamon to experience the colours and caves of tropical fish-filled waters of one of the Maldives’ finest diving reefs through the resort’s diving school in a serene island setting complete with dhoni dinners for two. For world-class surfing and care-free all-inclusive luxury, head to Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives in the Kaafu Atoll where sweeping ocean views and heavenly sunsets await.

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From thrill-seeking past times to powder-soft sands you can sink your toes into, the Maldives offers a dream escape for every type of holidaymaker, why not make 2018 the year you discover the Maldives?

Click ‘Visit the Maldives’ to view our collection of Maldivian delights or click here to see more.

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