The view: Laze in your circular bath while surveying the turquoise-blue lagoon of Dhonakulhi Island from one of two Hideaway Water Suites.

The room: Erected on wooden stilts in the shallow lagoon and with an extensive timber deck, the Hideaway Water Suites have their own ocean-view spa treatment  room, sauna, steam room, outdoor bathtub, sundeck, lagoon access and 24-hour personal butler service.

The hotel: Crescent-shaped Dhonakulhi Island, in the Maldives’ Haa Alifu Atoll, is reached by plane and boat from capital Male and features an over-water restaurant, Mandara Spa and the Maldives’ only marina.

Stay: Prices start from £2,107 for seven nights.

...and 10 of the rest

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