Picture your perfect tropical island: soft sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and the ocean just the right shade of blue. That’s the Maldives. This far-flung archipelago has a staggering 1,200 islands, some no larger than a sweep of white sand. Underwater the magic continues with vibrant coral reefs and incredible sea life, all a few fin flips from shore. It’s the place to go for a castaway island escape, generously mixed with a good dose of luxury and exceptional levels of service.