Maldives (The Bradt Travel Guide Second Edition) : The islands of the Maldives are perhaps the quintessential holiday dream. Enticed by white sandy beaches fringed with coral lagoons, travelers here seek true relaxation, with accommodation in beach cottages or individual overwater bungalows surrounded by the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. In this second edition of Maldives: The Bradt Travel Guide, Royston Ellis offers further insight into the people who make these islands so welcoming. With coverage of recently opened resort islands, details of boat trips and diving opportunities, and suggestions for entertainment and shopping, this guide is, quite simply, invaluable. Includes: choosing your resort island; getting around the islands; cruises; diving, snorkeling and other watersports; in-depth coverage of Male'; Maldivian people and culture; communicating in Dhivehi.