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Dhoni Island, Maldives
No Maldivian resort has captured the majesty of water travel quite like Dhoni Mighili. Set on its own private island, the six-suite resort is just a 30-minute seaplane flight from the capital, Malé—but the lazy, five-hour sail via dhoni, or traditional handcrafted wooden Maldivian sailboat, is much more indulgent. The resort's fleet of elegant, 65-foot cruisers is fabulously fitted with everything from seven-foot beds, Frette linens, and Bose stereo systems to Philippe Starck-designed baths, Taittinger-stocked fridges, and thakarus (personal butlers). Even after you've checked into one of the resort's six villas (four of which have plunge pools and private courtyards), the dhoni and thakaru remain on call until checkout.
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