12 October 2009
Those planning tailor-made holidays to the Maldives may be able to visit one of the world's finest beaches, it has been noted.
A list of the world's ten best examples of such resorts has been compiled by the Sunday Times, with Halaveli among them.
The news source described the task of picking the Maldives' best beach as "like picking the best star in the Milky Way", but added that Halaveli, which recently reopened, is a good example.
"[It] is a classic, a shining white corona around an uninhabited 20-acre islet in the North Ari atoll," the newspaper stated.
Elsewhere, Sri Lanka's Wathuara was highlighted as being an ideal beach for those who enjoy tranquillity, as the lack of a signpost on the nearby main road ensures there are few tourists.
Last year, the publication suggested that Ihuru Island in the Maldives, where visitors can swim with baby sharks, is one of the world's greatest beaches.