Why not be a Robinson Crusoe and swap the bustle of English life for the drifting paradise of the Maldives
More and more people are grabbing their Man Fridays and heading out to this beautiful hideaway in the Indian Ocean, with A-list castaways such as Jodie Kidd, Sienna Miller and Vivienne Westwood leading the way.
The cluster of coral islands forms an archipelago of 26 major atolls, surrounded by crystal blue waters and fanned by warm tropical breezes.
The more well-known resorts such as Reethi Rah, Huvafen Fushi and Soneva Gila boast luxurious accommodation, with wooden villas housing spas and access to private beaches and lagoons.
Unlike Mr Crusoe you won’t need to worry about wearing your threads out – shopping is a favourite local pastime and the streets of capital island Male are thronged with vendors and crowds well into the night.
Starvation also won’t be an issue with the delicious morsels of seafood served up in the capital’s buzzing restaurants.
Recent government statistics show that more UK residents than ever are escaping to exotic locations, with a 19 per cent increase in visits to unusual destinations last month, so there couldn’t be a better time to join the adventurous crowds.
All you’ll have to worry about is avoiding the rescue party!
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