Destination Guide: Maldives
There is nowhere else in the world quite like the Maldives. It is one of those rare places that actually is as good, if not even better, than what you imagine from the idyllic media images like the one above (courtesy of BeautifulPlacesToVisit.com). I first became aware of the Maldives living in the UK where it was promoted alongside the other corners of the Indian Ocean “Golden Triangle” of the Seychelles and Mauritius, as a luxury vacation destination. While it certainly is an extremely luxurious and exotic destination, it is very accessible to those who utilize the miles and points strategies that I detail in this blog. Situated just south of Sri Lanka, somewhere half-way across the Indian ocean between Africa and Asia, it is a very remote location, and in particular for American visitors it means a trip quite literally to the other side of the world. But once you get there, the reward is very much worth it.
This destination guide will focus on how to get to and then stay in the Maldives using miles and points – it is not intended to be an all-encompassing guide for a visitor. If you are looking for a more generic primer on the destination I would suggest starting somewhere like VisitMaldives which has plenty of useful information.
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