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If the Maldives stand for escapism, this resort—in remote Gaafu Alifu Atoll near the equator, with no other islands nearby—is escapism squared.

Paradise awaits at not one, but two magical Maldivian islands…

Clint Nagata and Rengy John of Blink Design Group discuss the growing importance of holistic design and wellness in their projects, which include Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, Wirra Wirra Wellness Resort in Australia and Capella Shanghai.

one five-star resort is taking “private” to new levels with the option to buy-out the whole place—including a second nearby island you can use for custom experiences. Dubbed “You Run Raffles Maldives,” the $1 Million package grants you exclusive access to Raffles Maldives Meradhoo for five days and four nights.

Private islands are typically reserved for people like Richard Branson. But Raffles Maldives Meradhoo, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property, is allowing lucky guests to live like a billionaire on your next vacation by offering a four-night buy-out of the property.

the legendary Raffles butler service is taken to new levels (or depths) with dedicated Marine Butlers.

Raffles Maldives Meradhoo brings a fresh glamour and luxury to the Maldives

“…except this home has abundant marine life living just a few steps down from the pool deck for you to enjoy.”

“There’s never been a Cuban fiesta in the Maldives – or, if there has, there’s never been one quite like this”

“Pinch yourself as you rub shoulders with billionaires, successful entrepreneurs, celebrities and the occasional footballer. If there’s a paradise this is surely what it looks and tastes like.” – David Williams