Maldives

Tips and Articles in Maldives

See our slideshow of the World’s Strangest Restaurants. You cross a wooden walkway, walk down some steps, and find a restaurant with just six tables. Not so strange. On the menu are items like reef-fish carpaccio and Wagyu beef. Not so strange ei...
A definitive sign that the Maldives are on the road to recovery after the recent tsunami: the debut of One & Only Reethi Rah, the archipelago's newest retreat. The luxe experience begins at the airport, where custom yachts (which double as check-i...
Hiking Evergreen Lodge at Yosemite, California This rustic lodge’s 66 spacious cabins are just a five-mile trek from Carlon Falls, a secret swimming hole flanked by sky-high ponderosa pines. 33160 Evergreen Rd., Groveland; 800/935-6343; evergree...
The choice is yours: all kinds of islands are available, from a deserted dot to one where a luxurious resort holds a clutch of like-minded souls. Most of the resorts have resisted planning celebrations, but a huge soiree is not why you go to a pri...
In the Maldives, there's water, water everywhere, and three just-opened spas at private-island resorts make the most of it. Even lying on a massage table, you're never far from the Indian Ocean at the 44-room Soneva Gili Resort & Spa (800/525-4800...
There’s a big reward waiting when you decide to slow down—you can finally go on those trips you’ve always dreamed of, without having to worry about a too-small allotment of vacation days. Whether you want to explore never-inhabited corners of the ...
Edited by Amy Farley We partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around the world are doing to conserve water and energy, eliminate waste, and support their local ha...
Luxury hotels are taking surf-and-turf to another level, allowing guests to add jaunts aboard schooners and yachts to their stays. Voyagers on Aman Resorts' new Komodo Expedition (800/477-9180; www.amanresorts.com; doubles from $2,100, all-inclusi...
Red-hot restaurants are notorious for having locations that are impossible to find, with inconspicuous signage, hidden entrances, even secret passwords. The Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa has gone a step further. Its aquarium-like dining spa...
"May I please have more ice in my Coke?" Even on an 80/80 (degrees/humidity) day during monsoon season in the Maldives, bartenders habitually skimp on the ice cubes. In the alfresco airport lounge, Hassan reluctantly scoops more into my glass; as ...
It’s no secret that human activity has depleted coral reefs in some of the world’s prime vacation spots. Architect Wolf Hilbertz and marine researcher Tom Goreau are doing something about it—introducing electrified metal "reefs" in the damaged ar...
I needed a clear blue break, and it looked as if cabana No. 55 at 9 Beaches, a new resort on Bermuda, might be it. Occupying what is arguably the best position of any hotel room on the island—at the very far end of a wooden pier that feeds six cab...