The Maldives – a fairytale island country found in South Asia in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives are formed by 1.196 picturesque islets and let me tell you one thing – I’m not the kind of person who enjoys warm weather. I love mountains, hiking, and adventure. But… I also love the Maldives! As for a holiday by the sea, it’s the absolute top I’ve experienced so far (and I’ve been on a holiday by the sea countless times). Perfect white-sand beaches, clear azure sea, and amazing underwater life. See Is the Maldives worth it? The perfect vacation in paradise.