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Atolls of the Maldives

PRIVATE paradise

There are not many last frontiers in luxury property markets these days - the Maldives is one.

Friday, 6 July, 2012, 12:00am

Island hopping

The rumble of the anchor chain tumbling to the ocean floor announces the arrival of the Atoll Explorer at yet another idyllic island. The view is exquisite; sun dappling a lagoon the colour of translucent turquoise while waves gently lap at a smooth, palm-fringed beach of golden sand.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am

Travellers' checks

Atoll order

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Big deal

Angsana Velavaru resort in the Maldives is having its first birthday and with a special rate and free nights from now until the end of February, it's guests who will be celebrating. Exclusively available for online bookings, enjoy room rates from US$160 per person per night for a beachfront villa, including full board (depending on seasonality and room availability).

29 Oct 2008 - 12:00am


This archipelago of 1,190 coral islands may seem better suited to honeymooners than shoppers but history proves otherwise. Records from AD947 include accounts of trading in pearls, spices, coconuts and cowry shells, which were used as currency from China to Africa until the 16th century.

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am