On Location in the Maldives

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  • The MC team go tropical in the Indian Ocean.

    The MC team go tropical in the Indian Ocean.

    We stayed at…
    Olhuveli Beach and Spa Resort, a beautiful 133-room retreat on the tip of South Malé Atoll. Turquoise waters, abundant sandbanks and two infinity pools make this a perfect hideaway, where guests stay in luxurious beachfront or over-water villas. A seven-night package in May with Thomson costs from £965 per person including flights, transfers, breakfast and dinner.

    While you’re there…
    1. Have dinner under the stars – there’s a Japanese restaurant and three bars.
    2. Treat yourself in Olhuveli’s luxurious Sun Spa, or relax with a loved one in the double massage pavilions.
    3. Try kitesurfing – the resort has the only registered school in the Maldives. You can also snorkel, dive, sail, kayak, wakeboard, windsurf… or simply relax. 

    We flew to…
    Malé, the capital of the Maldives. A top choice for honeymooners, this chain of low-lying islands is also popular with families and divers. Thomson has weekly charter flights from Gatwick and Manchester, or Sri Lankan Airlines offers scheduled services from Heathrow. Read Maldives (£15.99, Bradt) to find out more, or see Visit Maldives.

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