Maldives beach resort Sun Siyam offers magical oceanic getaway

The Maldives is a wholly unique archipelago. For a true oceanic getaway, this wonderful water-world is hard to beat.

With some 1,190 coral islands spread across 34,750sqm of the Indian Ocean, where only some 202 are inhabited, the Maldives offers a true Robinson Crusoe experience unlike any beach resort.

From my seaplane, strings of these little palm-fringed islands appear as floating poached eggs in Tiffany blue. Guests arrive in Malé – the crowded, chaotic capital city – at an airport floating on an island. From here, most of the resorts are accessible via a boat or plane ride away, tucked away in isolated islands about five minutes to sometimes over an hour away. Read more