By Sarah Sekula, published in Islands magazine
Looking for the best things to do in the Maldives? A natural necklace of more than 1,000 islets off the west coast of India, the Maldives are even dreamier — and more diverse — than you’d expect.
1. Have a private party for two.
Step one: Select a prime beach spot at The Outrigger Konotta Maldives Resort on a private island in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll. Step two: Request a candlelit dinner. Three: The chef whips up a spread of fresh seafood. Last but not least: Relax as the beat of traditional boduberu drums erases any worries. Post-meal, stargazing and skinny-dipping await in the private pool of each overwater Ocean Pool Villa.