Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort
THE RESORTS IN THIS ATOLL like to cheekily use the hashtag #itsbetterinbaa, with good reason. Some of the most loved international five-stars call Baa Atoll their home, and now joining them is a new Westin, designed by PEIA Associati, whose founder has been called the godfather of modern Italian architecture. The one- and two-bedroom suites and villas are all about clean lines and direct ocean access. After a day of snorkeling and tennis, bliss out in the overwater Heavenly Westin Spa, where the glass floor keeps you connected to the beauty of the great blue below. marriott.com; villas from US$1,798 including taxes.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Westin Maldives Miriandhoo's Overwater suites boast glassbottom floors; private pools outside; and tubs with sea views; while Island Pool suites offer warm tones; and shady groves.