There is no place like the Maldives for luxury getaways, with one visually stunning resort per island and year-round tropical weather. Of the nation’s 1,192 islands, only 200 are inhabited. The fiery sunsets are beautiful, the snorkelling is world-class, and the private overwater villas bring visitors back repeatedly.
Opened last June, Patina Maldives and The Ritz-Carlton Maldives are a 45-minute boat ride from Malé International Airport. They’re part of the Fari Islands archipelago which comprises the two resorts, Fari Marina Village and a future Capella Hotel.
Both resorts epitomise barefoot luxury and offer a wide range of activities to explore the well-maintained and preserved surroundings. What’s best is that there’s also many ways children can get involved with enjoying the marine life (and ways for you to leave them somewhere safe while you sneak away for some alone time).