This amazing part of the world is the ultimate Indian Ocean retreat. A luxury holiday to the Maldives with Elegant Resorts offers dazzling beaches, superb sunshine and the warmest of welcomes. It is the perfect destination for a honeymoon, a luxury scuba-diving experience, or simply as an escape from the stresses of everyday life.
For couples, honeymooners and incurable romantics, the crystal-blue lagoons and stunning coral islands are a perfect destination. Each Maldivian island is unique, yet they are all idyllic, and every one provides Elegant Resorts' clients with an exquisite luxury resort and the opportunity for pampering in renowned spa facilities.
Scuba-diving and snorkelling rank amongst the finest in the world here – the waters around the Maldives are home to over a thousand different types of marine life with a vast array of reef fish, turtles, stingrays and friendly sharks, which provides a spectacular sight. Water sports abound with windsurfing, sailing and water-skiing all on-hand, while the surrounding seas boast some of the world's best big-game fishing year-round. Truly the most blissful of destinations, the Maldives may well be the last real paradise on earth.
This is a Muslim country and although alcohol is readily available at all the resorts, you are not permitted to bring duty-free liquor into the country – any bottles will be confiscated upon arrival and returned on departure. Ramadan, which is observed for one month each year, is a period of fasting when the pace of life is slower, public areas are busier and there are certain restrictions, for example, consuming food in public, drinking alcohol and use of restaurants.