Visitors to the Maldives realize they’re in for a magical trip as soon as they step out of the airport and immediately onto a waiting seaplane. Yes, your final stop is so remote you must travel there by seaplane.
Pilots have that distinct “no shoes, no worries,” attitude and are literally wearing no shoes as they whisk you up and over the 26 atolls of this archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean.
The Maldives have become a honeymoon hot spot over the past several years because of their exotic location, their pristine beaches surrounded by crystal clear emerald water, and concerns that global warming may one day make them disappear.
You can craft a vacation to fit any personality here. If you want to huddle up in an over-water villa, emerging only for meals, that can absolutely happen. For the more adventurous, the islands offer world-class scuba diving and surfing.
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