The opportunity to observe the natural world is top of the list on many people’s dream holiday checklist. Beneath the ocean’s surface beckons the chance to witness a mesmeric world of coral reef and tropical fish of all shapes, sizes and colours. On the beach, sea turtles trundle in from the ocean to lay their eggs and children collect pretty seashells to show their parents. Further inland, the hypnotic sounds of the rainforest draw mountain bikers and hikers into a captivating realm of exotic birds, unusual insects and entrancing flora.
With perfect white sands, palm-fringed beaches and turquoise lagoons the paradise islands of the Maldives seem to be made for honeymoons. There are so many to choose from and everyone has their own personal preferences, whether that’s for an overwater villa, a colourful house reef on which to snorkel or and underwater spa, but here are three of our favourites.