Just 40 minutes north of Malé by seaplane, this glamorous resort in the picturesque Noonu Atoll was designed by famed architect Jean-Michel Gathy. The 46 residential-style, thatched-roof villas feature large open living areas, walk-in dressing rooms, ceramic artwork, decks with private pools, dining tables, hammocks and daybeds, plus dedicated butlers. Culinary choices include Le 1947 for nine-course French meals and the White, a brasserie-style restaurant for seafood-oriented regional cuisine. Amenities encompass a gym (personal training sessions can be booked), two tennis courts, complimentary bicycles, a kids’ club, a dive center and an exclusive Guerlain spa set on its own island with yoga pavilions, a hammam and a café. Water activities such as wakeboarding, snorkeling and kayaking are also offered.
Lowest Rate: Water Villa, $4,390; Editor’s Choice: Lagoon Villa, $5,060.
In order to offer you the highest level of service, online booking is currently not available. Please call Andrew Harper Travel at (800) 375-4685, or contact the hotel directly, for reservations.