When it comes to the latest and greatest, then get your kicks with a trip to the brand new Cheval Blanc Randheli which opened its doors in November, 2013. Just a 40-minute seaplane hop from Malé, Cheval Blanc is decked out with luxurious villas on a private island. No need to pack shoes—it’s all sand in your toes at this fancy spot.
From US$1,300. Noonu Atoll, Republic of the Maldives, (+960) 656-1515, www.chevalblanc.com/randheli