The Maldives have long been a favourite among those looking for romantic luxury holidays. These beautiful islands set in the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean are as individual as you are, each offering something different from the next. What you can guarantee however is, no matter which island you choose, you will return refreshed and relaxed after a holiday of a lifetime.

Elegant resorts offer holidays to the best resorts in the Maldives – see the excellent choice of island hideaway accommodation here: http://www.elegantresorts.co.uk/maldives/c.

Maldives, Bandos Island

These stunning resorts offer the best in rest and relaxation that the Maldives have to offer, with opulent spas and some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world thanks to over a thousand species of marine life being native to the waters surrounding the islands.

Further out you can try your hand at deep sea fishing, in an area that is one of the best for landing big game fish. Dolphin watching is another excellent pursuit, with dolphins being seen regularly throughout the year. Perhaps taking a private yacht for a cruise around the islands is more your style? You can enjoy a meal onboard or perhaps on a deserted island.

For a little bit of culture, why not visit the Hukuru Miskiyy (Friday Mosque), the oldest mosque in the Maldives. Built in 1656, this stunning piece of architecture was built from coral stone, using different types of wood for the windows and doors. Decorated with Arabic writing both inside and out, it’s a beautiful sight to behold.

The island resorts of the Maldives offer a range of accommodation choices, from water bungalows perched on stilts above the sea, some even having glass floors allowing you to see the tropical fish swimming beneath your bungalow, to bungalows situated on the beach or in a tropical garden setting. All of them offer something a little different to ensure you get the holiday you want from your visit to these beautiful islands.