The Maldives is a double chain of 26 coral islands, 250 miles southwest of India with a tumultuous political history and beautiful beaches.  Today, Asia’s smallest country is a dream vacation spot, particularly with divers.

The Maldives is an ultra-luxury destination where many resorts are on the “who’s who” list of elite experiences. To reinforce this image and the fact that they are a country of islands where usually everything is imported nothing is inexpensive. 

Travel Tip

If you are importing alcohol you will be caught by the airport authorities on arrival. You will be given a receipt and can reclaim it upon your departure. Alcohol is readily available for purchase at all the resorts, so there is no need to take your own.