Five ways to take great travel photographs in the Maldives

Want to take perfect shots of your island escape? From the importance of depth to polarising filters, these essential tips will help you to capture this natural paradise.

Four ways to experience the best of the Maldives

Synonymous with a truly luxurious escape and ideal for any number of aquatic adventures, the Maldives is an archipelago that should top your travel wishlist for 2021 — and a stay at Lily Hotels' all-inclusive resort makes for an ideal base.

What to explore underwater from the island resort of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi

Explore the archipelago’s rich underwater world from the island resort of Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi.

Maldives: Into the deep

I’m several metres below the surface when a manta ray ghosts past, almost brushing the mask off my face. I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t hear it coming. And even if humans could hear meaningfully underwater, I’m pretty sure it would have spooked me anyway

CLOSED: Win a luxury six-night stay in the Maldives

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has teamed up with Quintessentially Travel and Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru to offer you a luxury six-night stay in the Maldives.

Grand Park Kodhipparu, Maldives

Luxury travellers looking for privacy, personalised service, pampering spa treatments and rewarding local experiences can rest assured that this high-end private island resort ticks all the boxes

Taj Exotica: Tropical bliss in the Maldives

Peaceful pampering, thrilling activities and romantic seclusion await guests at the luxurious Taj Exotica in the Maldives

Where to stay in the Maldives

This chain of coral isles criss-crossed by bright white yachts and cherry-red seaplanes shuttling guests to some of the most beautiful hotels has become one of the world's most enticing destinations

Experience The Maldives

Soak up the magic of the Maldives with Adaaran’s exclusive resorts, and discover a tiny nation offering big experiences

The Maldives: In search of the gentle giants

A Manta Trust Expedition on the Four Seasons Explorer reveals unforgettable swims, dives and snorkels with majestic manta rays — and a whole new perspective on the Maldives

Free spirits: Sri Lanka

The raw, untamed beauty of Sri Lanka reveals itself on a journey from Colombo into the country's heartlands and lesser-explored north west, home to wildlife-rich reserves, artist studios and the ancient city of Anuradpura.

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