Daily Pampering: Making waves in the Maldives

Why settle for the beach in your backyard when you can hit the waves on the other side of the world. We found some remote islands in the Maldives that will leave you so zen your family won’t recognize you. You might need to cash in a bit on your savings account, but can you really put a price on your sanity?

Here are three great spots for soaking up the sun on the Maldives islands in the Indian Ocean:

Anantara Kihavah Villas, South Male Atoll: The opens in December and will sport 78 spacious overwater and beach villas. Think private pools, wooden sundecks, outdoor showers, and over-sized bathtubs built for two. There’s also a ‘jungle spa’ for those of you who want to test your wild side. Opening rates start at $980 for a Beach Pool Villa.

Cocoa Island, Makunufushi: Cocoa Island was recently named ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ in the 2010 World Travel Awards. The resort is hosting some December packages inc offers seven nights for the price of six, and 14 nights for the price of 12 from November 1 to December 26, 2010. Rates start at $880 per night for a Dhoni Suite this fall and are inclusive of daily breakfast.

Naladhu, Velighandu Huraa island: This hideaway has 19 secluded houses, each with its own private pool. Your House Master will serve as your concierge, butler, and personal assistant. While you’re here, go on a Naladhu Spa Journey that includes a wellbeing consultation, skin assessment, daily private yoga classes, and a 90-minute treatment per person per day with a Master Therapist. Rates include accommodations and daily breakfast and start at $2,100 for an Ocean House.

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