Surf resorts with five-star élan

Liveaboard yachts and back-of-beyond lodges, ultra-exclusive resorts and the remotest mid-Pacific atolls – the footloose appeal of the surfing lifestyle is driving luxury travel purveyors well past thread counts and butlers into some very interesting new territory, says Maria Shollenbarger
Property & Architecture

The Indian Ocean’s hideaway homes

The nascent Indian Ocean property market is stealing the limelight from the Caribbean, as a triumvirate of island nations encourage overseas buyers to establish permanent bases amid their tropical beauty. Cathy Hawker reports

Irresistible eco-luxe in the Maldives

The Maldives’ original eco-luxury pioneer is once again leading a charge of new openings in the atoll – with a stunning overwater resort and sailing yacht. Maria Shollenbarger goes aboard for a first look

Hotels with boats

Hotels from Morocco to the Mekong are extending their influence out over the waves with catamarans, phinisis or dhows for overnight journeys or longer expeditions to remote destinations. Maria Shollenbarger reports

Cheval Blanc’s Maldivian debut

The Maldives has seen some of the buzziest hotel openings in recent years – including LVMH’s Cheval Blanc Randheli. Maria Shollenbarger gets an exclusive first look, and dips her toe in at COMO’s Maalifushi and Velaa Private Island

Break for the boarders

With talcum beaches, world-class breaks and a profusion of high-end resorts, the Maldives is fast becoming the ultimate destination for surfers seeking adventure with a high thread count. Charlotte Sinclair reports