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.
While there is still uncertainty in parts of North Africa, Asia continues to provide a safe haven for foreign tourists.
Since the uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East started, people have been looking to Asia for salvation. While it is not alien to the odd uprising, Asia remains very stable and does not suffer from the time bomb effect that decades of dictatorship have created. While a 10 night sojourn in Thailand may not quite match the cheaper deals of Egypt and Tunisia, it will come very close, the main difference being the flight cost, not the accommodation, which is a lot more consistent in quality compared with many parts of Asia, particularly Malaysia and Thailand.
The rise in boutique properties in Thailand is a stark contract to the huge all inclusive resorts of Egypt and to a lesser extent, Tunisia. What Asian properties once lacked in the top end, they now have in abundance and that is child friendly 5* hotels, many with dedicated kids clubs like at the delightful Anantara Si Kao.
The Maldives also continues its expansion as a child friendly destination.