Maldives’ once-in-a-lifetime luxuryBaa Atoll, Maldives
This Maldivian property is the Muhammad Ali of the hotel world, is practically peerless and packs a mean punch. Settled on a remote atoll strung in the middle of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, the Anantara Kihavah is not only paradise incarnate (hello white sand and Tiffany Blue seas), it also brims with every possible excess (think villa hosts, personal wine fridges, pillow menus and even glass-bottomed bathtubs, acoustic guitars and painting easels in some rooms).
The real scene-stealer, though, is Anantara’s aptly named ‘Sea’ restaurant – the world’s first underwater wine cellar and one of only a few underwater restaurants in the world. Dine on a seven-course set menu while staring straight out at tomorrow’s catch of the day.
- The idyllic setting in he middle of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and surrounded by a turquoise lagoon
- For those who want to take advantage of the inspirational setting and get creative, acoustic guitars and painting easels are available
- A seven-course gastronomical delight at Sea, the world’s first underwater wine cellar and one of only a few underwater restaurants in the world
- Snorkel with mantas and Hawksbill sea turtles
- Stargazing and dining by candlelight overlooking the Indian Ocean
- Maldives not in your budget? Start saving, it’s worth it
- iPad concierge, iPod dock and Bose sound system
- Pillow and soap menus
- Yoga mats, beach bags with sandals
- Private pool and sundeck
- Stocked wine cellar
- Glass-bottomed bathtubs
- Acoustic guitars
- Painting easels
- 24-hour villa host
- Over water hammocks
Beach Pool Villa from US$970 per night.