The Maldives seem to have an endless supply of turquoise blue lagoons, airy over-water villas, and resorts that promise next-level luxury. However, of all the ridiculously plush pads that sprinkle these 26 atolls, we've found the biggest of the them.
Enter Private Reserve Soneva Fushi, sprawling almost 60,000 square feet. The newly-renovated retreat is situated in the blissful Baa Atoll and boasts eight bedrooms to house a dozen of your nearest and dearest in stupendous style.
This massive holiday villa doesn't stop there. There's an on-site spa with sauna and steam room, wine cellar, spacious kitchen, a few lounges, and even an open-air bathroom. In the middle of this enormous estate is the pièce de résistance; a huge swimming pool with a sunken outdoor lounge, perfect for the group dinner of your dreams. For those balancing a fresh tray of drinks and poolside canapes, you can reach the sunken space without getting wet via a small footbridge. But we say to heck with splashes — take the waterslide direct from the bedroom! Yes, bedroom waterslide.
Soneva Fushi also prides itself on eco-friendly touches that don't diminish the overall lavishness of the experience, weaving in natural details like tree-branch banisters, palm-frond roofing, and open air rooms wherever possible. A pair of live-in butlers, known as Mrs and Mr Friday, offer extra pampering, too.
Obviously such luxury comes a steep price — $11,000 to $30,000 per night depending on the season — but when split amongst friends to celebrate a special occasion (hello, New Years Eve!) the price is well worth it.