Arrive by seaplane or luxury yacht at this private resort spanning one of the biggest islands in the atoll. In this flawless environment of white sand, sparkling lagoon and palm tree groves, beach-facing and overwater thatched villas come with private pools, shaded cabanas, hammocks and views out to the horizon. You may be tempted to stay in your villa when the evenings draw in, but with six restaurants, three bars and private dining, you could be somewhere different each night.
Opt for garden-to-fork plates at the alfresco restaurant Botanica; dine in the Earth, Fire or Aqua areas of atmospheric fusion restaurant Reethi; or have an evening of Middle Eastern cuisine at beachside eatery Fanditha. Activities abound here, with a garden-enclosed spa, tennis courts, 12 beaches and an artist studio ensuring you always have something to do.
Top suite: Grand Sunset Residence from $26,570 per night
Under the sea: The South Ari Atoll is well-known for snorkeling and diving with whale sharks. See these majestic marine creatures on a day trip from the island.