Daily Escape

Nakatchafushi Island

Photo by Katja Kreder / JWL / Aurora Photos

Nakatchafushi Island

North Male Atoll, Maldives

Will you take a quick dip in the salty Indian Ocean or dive in with the Technicolor fish and coral of the Maldives? Maybe you’ll read under a palm tree heavy with coconuts or just bask in the beauty of a pristine, almost uninhabited island. These are all perfectly good options in one of the most stunning places on earth, with your choice of 200 islands ringed by coral reef and languid lagoons.


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