Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fusi
“SECRET WATER ISLAND” is the direct translation of the name of this all-villa resort. Among the mysteries you’re going to want to get to the heart of here are the Balinese artisan–crafted bamboo bar that includes no man-made materials, and the 200-meter pool that traverses the entire island and links up to the wondrous Coralarium, a semi-submerged hybrid of art and nature seamlessly connecting the skyline, tideline and seabed. Walk-swim-gawk your way through this refuge for both marine life and those intent on viewing them. It’s sure to inspire you to take a dolphin cruise, plant a tree, or create your own art—all of which are, naturally, options. fairmont.com; villas from US$1,230 including taxes.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Kata Japanese restaurant is Fairmont Maldives' signature dining spot; the threebedroom Water Sunset villa; the pool traverses the entire island; the palatial Willows Stream Spa; the Tented Jungle villa offers Maldivian immersion.