white beach on your doorstep’s your thing, opt for the water pavilions, with its private pool and outdoor Jacuzzi that’s perfect for watching the stars from. The lagoon is, literally, down the stairs from your private deck. Fresh coconuts and a cooling box with cold face towels arrive daily, and if you need anything else that’s not already there, your thakuru (personal butler) will be happy to see to it.
You can, of course, indulge and dine in throughout your stay, but do make time for some of the resort’s more spectacular dining options. Top of the list is, probably, the underwater playground of Subsix, accessible only by speedboat and 6m below the sea. Nest, on the other hand, is 6m up in the air, where you can enjoy Asian avant-garde cuisine in a surreal tree top setting. Edge, also accessible only by speedboat, offers fine dining half a kilometre out in the ocean, an niyama.com