Not just for honeymoons, the Maldives offers a postcard-perfect destination with a difference: an underwater wedding.

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What better way to exchange rings - in a shell, of course - than in your own sub-surface world, surrounded by marine life? Then gather your guests for your reception in the restaurant, where only a glass wall separates you from sea turtles, lionfish and visiting dolphins.

You can even take part in a coral adoption programme - the perfect excuse to return for future anniversaries.

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Packages cost from £3,900, www.kihavah-maldives.anantara.com