Located to the south west of India and Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives consists of 1,190 coral islands, divided among 26 natural atolls and spread over 90,000 square kilometres. Only 200 of such islands are inhabited, and each island is no more than 2m above sea level.
You can choose between either the North, South or Central Atolls. These islands are the archetypal lush tropical island paradise - white sand beaches blend into translucent turquoise waters while palm trees gently sway in the breeze. A diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise, most islands are surrounded by coral reefs and a wonderful selection of marine life, with 300 species of fish including the rare and majestic whale shark and colourful Oriental Sweetlips.