The Marmite fan's guide to the magical Maldives

You either love it or you hate it, says the advert for Marmite. The same goes for certain types of holiday.

Those promises of talcum powder sands and turquoise seas conjure up images of relaxation, reading and rest for many – but for me it leans towards sunburn, prickly heat and boredom.

So it was with a little trepidation that I set off for the Maldives, an idyllic spot synonymous with luxury laziness and loved-up honeymooners. Could such a place have anything to offer a self-confessed hater of sand and sun? Read more