10 of the best glamping locations - 2. Banyan Tree Madivaru, the Maldives, Indian Ocean
The ‘wow’ factor: Each of just six luxurious tented villas boasts a private pool, allied to unrivalled access to a pristine Indian Ocean shoreline and the coral reef ringed lagoon. Palms whisper in the breeze and sparkling sands are gently splashed by the waves.
Guests benefit from a dedicated island host, boatman and chef and one in-villa spa treatment per person, within the price (5 nights, £9,437 per villa). There is a small all-day restaurant on the site, an unique tented lounge bar, a larger open-air dining area, a snorkelling and diving centre and even a souvenir shop.
Did you know? There are more than 10 amazing dive sites nearby, most of them featuring healthy coral reefs and an immense variety of marine life, from small colourful fishes, turtles and eagle rays, to reef sharks, Hammerheads and so much more.
Getting there: Return flights from Heathrow to Male costs from around £540pp and transfers by exciting seaplane take around 30 minutes from Male airport to the Alifu Atoll. The venue can make all of the local arrangements on your behalf.