You don’t want to think about it. You want to know within a bunch of hours flying high over emerald-green waters you’ll land in a powder white sand paradise. Done. That’s when you book a Maldives vacation at Raffles Maldives Meradhoo.
Indian Ocean luxury resorts
One&Only Le St Géran, Mauritius
Sparkling in the warm Indian Ocean, on a private peninsula wrapped in ribbons of sand, One&Only Le Saint Géran is a vibrant tropical playground where the marvels of Mauritius are revealed in ultimate style.
Hurawalhi Island Resort, Maldives
Where would you like to stay? Somewhere with pristine white beaches, preferably on a private island. Tick. 5 stars at least. Tick. Just us, adults only. Tick. Infinity pool. Some of the best overwater villas in the Maldives. World’s largest underwater restaurant. Tick. Tick. Tick. Hurawalhi Island Resort it is then.
Fregate Island, Seychelles
As you spot Fregate Island on the horizon as your helicopter makes its approach you’d be forgiven for wondering whether InGen really did manage to bring back dinosaurs and Isla Nublar was a ruse all along – really they set up camp on the lush forested tropical island breaching the turquoise Seychelles waters in front of you. You’d also be forgiven for playing the Jurassic Park theme song in your head to a giant crescendo as you land. It would almost be rude not to.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
High above the waves set amongst the dramatic contrasting backdrop of massive granite rocks and blindingly white stretches of soft white sand and coral-fringed beaches, Six Senses Zil Pasyon – one of the best luxury resorts in the Seychelles – looks like the kind of vacation home Tony Stark would build and escape to whenever all the Avenger-ing gets a little much. A heady mix of striking natural beauty, state-of-the-art technology and indulgent luxury.
One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
If you’re looking for paradise water villas in the Maldives (and, let’s be honest, when aren’t we?) the One&Only Reethi Rah should be extremely high up your list of travel destinations for consideration. Reethi Rah is one of the world’s most magical places to stay – and has some of the best water villas in the Maldives.