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the Maldives

Huvafen Fushi Resort & Spa Maldives

North Malé Atoll, the Maldives

Hip clientele flock to this innovative island resort that features the world's first underwater spa. Lime spa has two treatment rooms and a relaxation area set below the water line as well as six glass-floored treatment rooms above water. As spa-goers watch marine creatures glide past outside, they can choose from dozens of body and beauty therapies influenced by the aquatic environment and using nutritious sea plants and minerals. To relax, guests retire to one of 43 bungalows and pavilions, each of which has its own pool; listen to jazz in the subterranean wine cellar; dine beneath the stars; or go snorkeling.