Originally Posted by globetrotter
I've been to some great islands in asia, including to the maldives maybe a dozen times (for work). I don't know if I would go on vacation again to a place so deserted. I'd say its a tossup between cartegena in colombia, and rome- for very differnt reasons. either to be someplace where I can sit on the beach all day and hang out in warm places at night. or to be in an urban, historical setting with good food.
I visited an island off the Celebes and Sibuyan seas in Southeast Asia and while the island was pristine with beautiful sunsets and enjoyed the stars at night, it got boring after a week. I'll have to agree with you when spending a great deal of time in a deserted island. Regarding Maldives, I read somewhere that the islands are sinking:-(