North Male Atoll
Formerly Soneva Gili by Six Senses
On the private island of Lankanfushi in the North Malé Atoll, the Soneva Gili resort is situated on one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. Jetties provide access to the 45 thatched-roof villas, all of which are built on stilts over the water. Each villa has an open-air living room, a sundeck cantilevered over the lagoon, and an outdoor shower near a private water garden. By the Sea restaurant provides Peruvian-Japanese fusion fare in a treetop dining room, and dinner is also served in the wine and chocolate cellar. Activities range from spa treatments to picnics and diving classes.