Sometimes, a country can almost be idenitfied up in one iconic image. Although not endemic to the Maldives, it hard to see a picture of an overwater bungalow without thinking paradise. True, these swanky hotel rooms are a little out of the budget of most travellers, but for that once-in-a-lifetime/special event type life moment, the experience might just be worth it. Luckily for those with somewhat shallower pockets, day trips to the resort islands are also possible from residential ones, so at the very least you can get a nice little selfie, sitting on a dock next, toes dangled in the water, and of course overwater bungalow seeming swaying to the waves in the background. Priceless on a shoestring.