Rather than large cruise boats the typical method of transport is the Maldivian Dhoni boat. The boats are similar in style to the Arab dhow and made entirely from wood. Surprisingly no plans are used when building the dhonis, instead verbal instructions are passed down through generations of boat builders. Traditionally the boats were used to transport goods and people between the islands. Nowadays many have been converted, offering simple cabins and a mobile hotel from which to explore this paradise.
Combining crystal clear waters with pristine, palm lined beaches it would be impossible not to feel relaxed as you explore the Maldives, a million miles away from the daily rat race.