Soneva Fushi, Baa Atoll, Maldives
A luxury version of the 'Crusoe' experience, Soneva Fushi’s 'no news, no shoes' concept means that great care has been taken to make this sublime resort an environmentally friendly haven too.
The original 'no news, no shoes' resort (well, shoes are impractical on those soft sandy jungle pathways anyway), Soneva Fushi is somewhere that's isolated enough for you to think of yourself as almost literally out of this world, but with no shortage of creature comforts for those who don't want to take the whole Robinson Crusoe thing too far.
After your scenic sea-plane flight from Malé, kick off your shoes: you won't need them until you leave. Each of its rustic-chic villas are loaded with comforts and conveniences, and all opening onto that powdery white sand and, in some cases, a private sea-water pool.
Dinner can be a gourmet affair or a fresh-today barbecue complemented with an immaculate wine cellar; while for fun, you'll have to choose between a full menu of watersports and diving, the spa, a movie on the beach at Cinema Paradiso or stargazing at the observatory.