If anything deserves to be called “a postcard destination”, it has to be the Maldives. Picture those islets of white sand topped by tropical palms, strung like pearl necklaces onto dreamy atolls, seemingly afloat on the turquoise ocean. Better still, imagine them as a setting to some of the best luxury resorts in the world. When planning to visit here a holidaymaker is faced with a problem: which luxury resorts in the Maldives will deliver on the promise of the perfect beach vacation? But it’s a good problem to have. There are few other destinations that spoil for choice quite like this one.