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The Maldives- by Frank Lazzaro

May 25, 2012

Located in the Indian Ocean between the Arabian peninsula and India, the Maldive islands are an idyllic outpost as isolated and romantic as any island chain known to travelers. A 3 hr flight from Dubai (with a recommended stopover) makes the Maldives relatively easy to reach from the Eastern US and Europe. The Maldives are made up of several hundred atolls, grouped in small archipelagos, mostly no higher than a few feet above sea level. The Maldives are known for their private island resorts and over water villas, similar to the bungalows found in Tahiti. Crystal clear waters and near shore reefs make for incredible snorkeling experiences and world class scuba diving. While more conservative than even Tahiti or Fiji, the republic of the Maldives is made up of friendly people, and has a culture that seems to draw from the South Pacific, India and Africa. My host for the trip was Banyan Tree Hotels, and the accommodations they showcased were top notch. Banyan Tree Vibbinfaru, Angaana Ilhuru, and Angsana Velavaru were 3 of the private island resorts I stayed at or visited. Each of the resorts offer bungalow style accommodations, and all had amazing beaches. Velavaru features 2 story overwater villas with private pools, reached from the main resort by a short boat transfer. I would recommend the Maldives for honeymoon and anniversary couples, scuba divers and snorkelers, or anyone looking for a unique and remote hideaway. It is a truly amazing island destination, and becoming a prime vacation spot for visitors from all over the world.
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