Located about 250 miles south-west of India and 430 miles from Sri-Lanka, the Maldive Islands are nothing if not remote. This tropical island archipelago, consisting of 1,192 islands, 200 of which are inhabited, offers some of the most remote and stunning beaches the world has to offer, and is perfect for those wanting sun, sea, sand and an awful lot of time to relax.
Several islands in the archipelago are dedicated solely to tourism and luxury beach huts, and from here you can enjoy the ultimate luxury, paradise-island holiday. The country is at threat, however. Rising sea levels are a serious concern for a nation whose average ground level is only 1.5metres above sea level.