I am in the early stages of planning a March trip to Sri Lanka (from the USA - so we will already be doing a LOT of flying/transferring from place to place). I am toying with the idea of booking my flight from the States as an open jaw and using British Avios to fly from CMB - MLE to relax in an overwater bungalow for a few nights before flying home.
For beach trips I usually research the crap out of everything on tripadvisor and pick from the options that look the most quiet and secluded. Because we would be limited to 3 or 4 nights we would really want to minimize the transfer time from the airport which I assume would eliminate many of the more far flung destinations.
Should we save a Maldives trip for when we can really do it right or do you think it is worth tacking on a short stay somewhere?