Kunfunadhoo Island Baa Atoll, Maldives
Photo by Richard Waite, courtesy of Soneva Fushi
Soneva Fushi Tucked away in a private jungle on the edge of a powdery white-sand beach, Soneva Fushi eschews typical Maldivian overwater bungalows in favor of castaway-chic villas, ranging from split-level one-bedroom cabins to a nine-bedroom, 60,000-square-foot complex called the Private Reserve villa, complete with its own spa, waterslide, and gym. But the on-site activities are the real draw. Along with the requisite surfing, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving common at resorts throughout the atoll, the resort offers plenty of unique experiences all its own, including Cinema Paradiso, an outdoor movie theater with lounge-chair seating, a celestial-themed dinner cruise, in which guests can sail out to sea with resident astronomers, and glassblowing workshops. Also noteworthy are the four restaurants serving everything from Mediterranean to Peruvian, as well as the Six Senses Spa.