COMO Shambhala Retreat at Cocoa Island, Maldives
Why go: You'll love this classy, understated island resort, which is built out over a sand spit that disappears beneath your villa as the evening tide comes in. Unrivalled marine life, low-key landscaping and stylish design mean it appeals to divers, honeymooners and boutique spa-lovers alike. The experience of standing on one tip of the island will make you feel like you're the only person in the world.
The treatments: A steam room, hydrotherapy pool, yoga pavilion on the sunrise side, four treatment rooms and library are all part of the resort. There are a variety of Asian-themed therapies on offer here, ranging from body treatments and facials to sophisticated massages. Try the COMO Shambhala Signature Massage (Rs 5,300 for 60 minutes), which is customised according to your body's needs. Or book a Abhyanga or Swedana treatment (Rs 7,100 for 90 minutes) which consist of a slow-rhythm massage with warm herbal oils, followed by an application of herbal powder and a herbal scrub and steam treatment to enhance circulation and release impurities.
COMO Shambhala Retreat at Cocoa Island, Makunufushi, South Malé Atoll, Maldives (+960 664 1818;www.comoshambhala.como.bz)