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.
China’s extreme size means it has a great diversity of climates but being located entirely in the northern hemisphere means its seasonal timings are broadly comparable to those in Europe.
When to go
Early autumn around September and October are wonderful times to visit when temperatures are pleasant and rainfall is low. Spring is also popular, for similar reasons, and March or April are a good option.