Huvafen Fushi, North Malé Atoll, Maldives
With its own private lagoon and an iron-clad appearance on all the ‘Best in the World’ lists, Huvafen Fushi was created and designed to meet all your holiday desires.
Now, even more fresh-faced than ever following its 2012 revamp, each of the naturally-modern bungalows match castaway chic with contemporary comforts, whether on the beach or teetering over the Indian Ocean.
Deluxe Beach Bungalows have re-emerged with not one, but two plunge pools, while the Ocean Pavilions each have a private fibre-optic-lit infinity pool that flows from inside to out and an infinity edge bath that fills from the ceiling.
With so much loveliness all around, it’s the underwater spa – the world’s first – that clinches Huvafen Fushi for us: there really is nothing quite so de-pressurising as gazing at tropical fish whilst you have your treatment.
Spend your time diving, sailing, night fishing, skimming the water in a glass kayak or gazing at dolphins; then dine and imbibe in any one of the award-winning restaurants, by the water’s edge, in the underground wine cellar or on your own terrace overlooking the lagoon.