#70 Maldives – Olhuveli & Malé
Traveling to The Republic of the Maldives is like stepping into the pages of a magazine. And it begins with a flight that descends over the capital, Malé, which looks like a technicolor lego town built on an artificial island, the buildings clustered right up to the water’s edge.
Getting around anywhere means a ride across water, or seaplane. The world’s lowest lying nation has a high-point of just 2.4 meters, with islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres. Not surprisingly then, much of the gems of the Maldives lie under water, so I took the opportunity to train as an Advanced Open Water Diver at Olhuveli, a gorgeous island and beach resort in the South Malé Atoll, an extended speedboat ride over turquoise waters from the airport.