Considered paradise on earth, Maldives offers long stretches of white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Maldives are comprised of 26 “atolls” or chains of small coral reef islands, with a variety of luxurious beach resorts to choose from. Relax on the beach and soak up the sun, go snorkeling or diving or treat yourself to a range of relaxing spa treatments. A trip to Maldives’ thriving capital Male will give you a taste of true Maldivian culture. The city boasts tall, colourful buildings, lively markets and quaint restaurants serving authentic local cuisine. Take a walk down the nation’s history at the National Museum. Located in the Sultan’s Park, the museum houses a vast collection of Islamic artefacts dating from the 12th century as well as modern day marine-life exhibits. For an array of delicious fruits including bananas and coconuts, head down to the fresh produce market.