Rediscovering the beauty of travel in the Maldives

The Maldives is positioning itself as the place to go to rediscover the beauty of travel. PHOTO: SHEILA YASMIN MARIKAR
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LOS ANGELES (NYTIMES) - "You can take that off," said Ms Mandy Koh, an island host, as I stepped onto the pier of Lux North Male Atoll. I was too stunned by the sight before me to realise that she was talking about my face mask.

You cannot prepare your senses for the Maldives. The blue is all shades, from aqua just this side of translucent to deepest indigo in the depths of the sea and the night sky.

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