Set in a tropical paradise, Waldorf Astoria has just opened their new Maldives hotel, the Ithaafushi resort, with overwater villas spanning across three private islands. To get there, it’s a 30-minute yacht journey from Male International Airport but judging by the photos, it looks like the drive is certainly worth it.

What we know about the hotel so far:

  • 122 beach, reef and overwater villas with private pool
    • 11 specialty dining venues and bars including Terra, an elevated treetop restaurant
    • World-class lifestyle spa and wellness sanctuary

Treetop restaurant.

No word yet on what rooms will cost.