Friday, February 23, 2007

Dream times on islands in the sun

y Emma Pomfret
Wandering along the powdery white beach on my first morning in the Maldives, it's easy to imagine that any minute somebody would scream 'cut' and the entire scene disappear back into a movie-reel box as the classic paradise backdrop.

But no matter how hard I pinch myself, it soon becomes obvious that the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa is one of those destinations that actually mirrors the photographs in their travel mags.

The difference here being that, unlike many other Maldivian 'retreats', this resort has a seriously relaxed atmosphere best summed up by its fabulous 'no shoes' policy, which even extends to its stunning array of world-class restaurants and bars.[Read More]

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