Still on my personal bucket list, the Maldives are a small group of islands in the Indian Ocean about 1,000 miles from the coast of India and Sri Lanka. Truly one of the most beautiful places on earth, the country is now even more accessible as Cathay Pacific will launch a 4-times weekly service from Hong Kong.

Located in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a chain of islands whose beauty is unsurpassed, with pristine white-sand beaches, azure seas and amazing coral reefs. The islands are home to a rich marine life, including several endangered species, and are considered by many travellers as the perfect place for a honeymoon. Visitors to the Maldives currently enjoy a free 30-day visa on arrival in the capital city, Malé.Photo by Malcom Browne

To ensure passengers enjoy the maximum comfort for their journey to the Maldives, Cathay Pacific will use an Airbus A330-300 aircraft equipped with its award-winning Business Class, new Premium Economy Class and Long-haul Economy Class cabins. Flights will depart from Hong Kong to Malé International Airport every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. All passengers will get to enjoy the airline’s premium inflight service, delivered by their cabin crew. Passengers will also enjoy state-of-the-art inflight entertainment featuring on-demand video and audio in all classes of travel.

I love flying Cathay Pacific and think their Business Class is one of the best products in the airline business. The value (and luxury and convenience) for money is strong and the service surpasses the First Class of many other airlines. I just flew Hong Kong to LAX and back and got to experience both Premium Economy and Business Class. Both are a great option for travel to Hong Kong and now to the Maldives as well.