we're a couple, late 30's, no kids, planning a getaway to the Maldives next Dec08/Jan09.
We don't dive (we've been on a guided day trip diving in Turkey, but no qualifications) but we're both keen on snorkelling and seeing the wildlife.
We don't Spa - actually we don't know the ropes, so we're a bit nervous about being prodded and poked, and we fear being embarrased newbies. We could be persuaded.
Price isn't a major issue - we've just come back from a few days staying at the Burj al Arab in Dubai - although we don't want to throw it away on a resort that won't deliver value for money.
Can anyone recommend the best resort with private pools (plunge pools OK, bit preferably bigger) lovely views, calm snorkelling conditions, not too many noisy kids/families, wide beaches, a selection of nice restaurants and good service?
Basically we want to unwind after our busiest, most stressful time of the year at home in the UK, and we fancy the Maldives. Are we looking at the right destination?
Any help will be most appreciated.