Known for its perfect climate, turquoise waters and wide variety of colorful coral reefs, Maldives is a year-round vacation destination. It is the smallest Asian country in population and land area, but also one of the most dispersed in the world, with 1,190 islands — only 200 of which are inhabited. Located in the Indian Ocean, Maldives enjoys temperatures of 75-91 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year, making it an ideal beach getaway location for any season. For adventure-seekers, it offers great diving conditions, watersports and land excursions. For those in need of a little R&R, Maldives boasts excellent spa and wellness retreats, and is also a popular destination for honeymooners. Read more about Maldives hotels, spas and vacation ideas in our guide.
TOP SPAS Best Spas in Maldives With views of the peaceful underwater sea life or looking out onto the turquoise Indian Ocean, these top spas have indulgent treatments in awe-inspiring surroundings unlike anywhere else.
TOP 10 REMOTE HOTELS Waldorf Astoria Maldives Waldorf Astoria Maldives on the small island of Manafaru boasts 83 thatched villas, complete with king-size beds, iPod hookups, private pools and open-air bathrooms.
TOP 10 ECO-RESORTS Angsana Resort & Spa Ihuru Blending villa living, holistic spa pleasures and ecological adventures, Angsana Maldives Ihuru also offers palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear waters and pristine reefs.