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W Retreat and Spa - Maldives

Jenny McIver
The only place I've ever stayed where you arrive by seaplane. On its own private island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this resort is one of the world's best. From the luxuriously-appointed, spacious interior to the decadent indoor/outdoor open-air bathroom, everything in this thatched-roof slice of heaven was first-class. But the real WOW-factor still awaited just outside the glass doors…a sundeck featuring a private pool, barbeque grill, lounge chairs and a circular daybed for lounging the day away in style. And as if that wasn’t enough, just steps from the pool on the other side of swaying palms was our own private stretch of sand complete with umbrella, two more lounge chairs and direct access to the sparkling clear blue lagoon. WOW, indeed.