Youâ€™re not dreaming - it really is this good. The Maldives is the world epicentre of tropical luxury. Raise a cocktail-filled glass in your lavish over-water villa to this extraordinary patch of paradise: picture-perfect coral atolls strewn across the cobalt-blue Indian Ocean. Stretch out on blissful beaches in the fringed shade of coconut palms - go on, you deserve it. This bestselling guide is your passport to the holiday of a lifetime. Choose Wisely â€“ our author gives you the facts before you book your stay; the Choosing a Resort chapter and detailed listings compare all the resorts. Submerge â€“ our Snorkelling, Diving & Surfing chapter gives you the when, where and how on getting the best out of all the offshore pursuits. Know The Background â€“ dedicated History and Culture chapters give you the picture behind the postcards. Jump The Fence â€“ we give you the options on escaping your resort and meeting the locals.