Milaidhoo Island Maldives
One of the newest properties in the Maldives
, Milaidhoo Island is a high-end boutique resort located right in the UNESCO-recognized Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve. This laid-back, eco-friendly property, which opened at the end of 2016, offers gorgeous beach villas and overwater bungalows, all with outdoor decks complete with private swimming pools and traditional Maldivian swings. Some of the higher-end accommodations come with perks such as personal butler service and kitchenettes. The resort places a huge emphasis on respecting and embracing local Maldivian culture, from the traditional cuisine served at its Ba'theli restaurant to fishing excursions spearheaded by local fishermen. Other immersive local experiences range from educational programs led by marine biologists doing research in the area to snorkeling with manta rays in the nearby Hanifaru Bay marine reserve.