Crystal clear water, powdery white sand, and incredibly welcoming locals are just the start of what makes the Maldives the closest thing to heaven on earth. Top this off with breathtaking 5-star resorts and food that give Michelin-star chefs a run for their money, and you’ve got more than enough reasons to splurge for your next holiday. If paradise alone is not enough to convince you to hop on a plane, here are 7 unforgettable experiences that just might.

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