The Maldives islands are home to some of the very best scuba diving in the world. Even if you’re not a diver, snorkelling in the warm waters offers wonderful opportunities to spot a wide variety of marine life. Some resorts have their own diving schools, whilst others have their own reefs and you may even see whale sharks.
Portugal is well known for the Algarve region in the south where days are blessed with sunshine and golf courses abound. Winters are short and mild with early springs and hot summers, making it a superb destination all year round. Quinta do Lago is popular for its championship golf courses and is 15 minutes from Faro airport. Vilamoura has two sandy beaches either side of a large marina and offers a selection of boutique shops, trendy bars and nightlife.