S E A S O N | Summer
The Maldives seem to hold a magical power of attraction to wanderlusters, myself included. I started dreaming of going there when I was in high school. At that time, it seemed like such a remote destination, and therefore an impossibility. However, as life has it, you never know where you'll end up, and being based in Tokyo for a number of years opened up a whole lot of destinations that had seemed improbable from Europe.
The Maldives are as beautiful as they claim to be. The waters are of an undreamed of turquoise, the sands a pristine white, and the fish (if you dive) a myriad of colors. The Maldives taught me a lot about myself, and I definitely recommend considering these things before booking what for most is a trip of a lifetime.