Straddling the Equator, washed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, The Maldives is surely everyone's idea of an idyllic tropical retreat. With it's closest neighbors, India and Sri Lanka to the east, the Maldivian archipelago has 1,190 small and low lying coral islands strung over 90,000 square kilometers of tropical sea offering an astounding variety of attractions that is unparalleled elsewhere.
Pulling in Nets, India Strength in numbers enables villagers to pull in nets on the west coast of India, where people have “all things different from ours,” wrote Marco Polo. Eluding pirates and cannibals, the great traveler, homeward bound, uncovered both the material and the spiritual riches of South Asia. Photograph by Michael Yamashita
Peace, quiet, privacy, seclusion – sometimes to appreciate all those qualities you need to step away from the norm - to find somewhere that is more than just a destination, somewhere that reflects the sense of the place where local traditions and an interaction with the environment add to the understanding of where you are and why you are there.
A retreat experience can evoke different expectations; but whether you are looking for a spa experience or want to take away a new skill or gain a better understanding of a place, our secluded resorts offer the opportunity to relax and unwind.
MARCOPOLO is based in Male’, Maldives and offers tailor-made holidays to resorts in numerous, diverse locations around the Maldives and breathtaking destinations across the globe, combining in-depth experience in all aspects of the travel industry with the highest standards of client care.