We love the Maldives and come back every 3 or 4 years, this year is Cuba, but next year who knows which island?
We like a small island with a good house reef not to far out, a small lagoon, we have visited Lily Beach and Komandoo and liked them both, prehaps prefered Lily Beach reef, also visited Meeru but not so keen having pay for a trip out to reefs and being hurried along to keep up, which tends to frighten the fish away! Called into Vilamendoo and the reef looked ok.
We are not necessarily looking for any particular star hotel or attol we are just want to get out there with the rays, turtles, sharks, trigger fish are my total favorite, and all the other fantastic fish you see and cannot name.
Is there a reef anywhere that has not suffered the coral bleaching?