'One island one resort' in Maldives: A honeymoon paradise
By She Jingwei

With over 1,000 islands scattered in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a captivating destination offering holidaymakers the holy trinity of sea, sun and sand.

Dazzling beaches, perfect palm trees and crystal blue waters have made this Asian archipelago a paradise for honeymooners.

The Maldives is home to luxurious world-class resorts, with each established on a tiny private island, giving rise to the concept "One island one resort."

One of the hotels in the Maldives. /VCG Photo

One of the hotels in the Maldives. /VCG Photo

Aerial view of the Maldives. /VCG Photo 

Aerial view of the Maldives. /VCG Photo 

One of the hotels in the Maldives. /VCG Photo

One of the hotels in the Maldives. /VCG Photo

A beautiful beach in the Maldives. /VCG Photo

A beautiful beach in the Maldives. /VCG Photo

An underwater view off the coast of the Maldives. /VCG Photo

An underwater view off the coast of the Maldives. /VCG Photo

The country also counts the world's first underwater two-storey hotel villa among its touristic establishments. The Muraka is built more than 16 feet below sea level, where visitors can have an intimate and immersive experience of the breathtaking marine environment. Travelers could even take a shower while watching the fish swim by.

Other hotels have launched underwater art exhibitions offering patrons a great visual feast.

Thanks to the unique beauty of the underwater views, the Maldives is also noted as one of the best diving destinations in the world. All resorts there offer guests an opportunity to learn diving and gain an internationally-recognized diving qualification.

Today, perhaps the best way to explore the beauty of the Maldives is to take a cruise trip! And the perfect time to travel is from November to April.

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(Cover designed by Fan Chenxiao)