Soneva Fushi is the epitome of barefoot chic, but it also has more than its fair share of extravagance. Thatched villas are made of natural materials to blend into their tropical surroundings, with huge living areas spilling out onto terraces, freeform pools, wine cellars and even water slides. Try out the many water toys and sign up for activities you won’t find on many other islands.
The resort has the Maldives’ only glass-blowing studio, a state-of-the-art observatory and expertise in freediving and eco-friendly surfing. Come evening, head to Fresh in the Garden by Sobah for treehouse dining.
Top suite: Nine-bedroom Private Reserve from $28,100 per night
Destination dining: Head out for an astronomy dinner cruise and enjoy fine wine and delicious food while unlocking the mysteries of the night sky with the resident astronomer.