Kuda Huraa, Maldives
Composed of nearly 2,000 pint-sized islands, set in the far-flung Indian Ocean between Sri Lanka and the equator, the Maldives boasts some of the best diving in the world. Translucent, cobalt-hued waters and healthy reefs ensure that snorkelers, too, will see a cornucopia of fascinating marine life -- from manta rays to parrotfish. Stay at cozy Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, a relaxed island retreat, with over-the-lagoon bungalows and beachside, thatched-roof cottages. Learn to surf here, enjoy a sunset dolphin cruise or take a cooking class.
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