Looking for some luxury to go along with your snorkeling? You can stay at the Poseidon Undersea Resorts and feel like you're snorkeling in the privacy of your own room. Or visit Veligandu Island Resort, a tiny island situated on the edge of a sparkling atoll about 25 miles west from the international airport in Male. When you step off the plane, you'll be greeted with a brilliant landscape of unending blue punctuated by elegant over-water bungalows (a honeymoon favorite) and an achingly beautiful beach. Grab your snorkel gear and explore the enormous natural aquarium that begins just off the sand. The waters here are lagoon calm, and the atoll's reef teems with brilliant Indian Ocean fish species. You may even see several graceful lion fish.
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Poseidon Undersea Resorts
No. 22: Maldives