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Luxury Locale: Maldives

Dotting the middle of the Indian Ocean is a paradise almost 1200 islands strong–the Maldives. Loosely translated as the “Garland” (Sanskrit) or “Necklace” (Sinhala) Islands, the Maldives is a choice locale for those on the search for a lush and pristine destination.

When To Go

The average temperature in the Maldives is around 82 °F, often with clear skies and warm waters. July sees an increase in rain showers but is considered low season in the archipelago–which makes this time period an option for travelers looking to avoid the bulk of tourists.

Where to Stay

With hundreds of picturesque beaches, it’s difficult to choose just one. However, Sun Island Beach in the South Ari Atoll is perfect for both relaxation and the enjoyment of marine life (snorkeling!). For lodging, try Sun Island Resort’s luxury bungalows that are built right on the clear blue water. An endless crystalline ocean will greet you each day!

Things to Do

Staying at a resort will offer several possibilities for activities, including watersports, diving and mini excursions that allow visitors to feed stingrays and sharks. Also, a visit to the capital city of Malé should be in order!



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