I have wanted to go to the Maldives for a long time and have finally got my husband to agree to look at going - just come back from Skiathos, which was wonderful, but it was soooo busy that it spoilt it a bit (we can only holiday at this time of year) and it was quite expensive to eat and drink (more so than other Greek islands we have been to) and we spent quite a bit more than expected really. Hence stating that if we went to the Maldives on "all inclusive" basis it would work out cheaper!!!!!!! (Good exvuse to get him to look at them, he thinks he might be bored you see). We love the Greek islands but they all get sooo busy at this time.
Therefore could anyone please give any help for us choosing which island would be best suited to us. He likes to walk a bit, I am quite happy to lie in the sun, we dont dive, although I may be able to convince him to try it. We have been snorkelling in Mexico, which was brilliant and I felt so brave doing it (the, now grown up, kids couldnt believe their eyes when they saw a pic of me doing it!!!). We also like good food and drink and some of the comments on the "all inclusive" resorts put me off a bit, stating that it is "extra for this and that"! We like it quiet and peaceful, preferably with no kiddies around (nothing against our little people but we have had years of kiddie clubs and now want peace and quiet). Any help or advice would be very gratefull received as I am becomming more and more confused the more I read about these islands.