Reethi Rah, Maldives
Kerzner International

World’s Hottest Hotels: Indian Ocean

Filed Under: Thailand, top hotels
The Indian Ocean is home to some of the most luxurious and awe-inspiring island resorts on earth. From Thailand to the Maldives and the Seychelles, you'll see some of the most breathtaking landscapes and scenery in the world at some of the most extravagant resorts ever built. Each island hotel is a perfect piece of paradise.

Six Senses Samui

9/10 Moo 5, Baan Plai Laem, Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, Thailand

Located on the island of Ko Samui, an unspoiled gem 20 miles off the coast of Thailand, the Six Senses Samui has an on-call staff that will tend to your every desire.

Opened In: 2004

Rooms: The resort is made up of 66 villas, 52 of which have private infinity pools.

Restaurants: Six Senses Samui has 2 restaurants -- Dining on the Rocks and Dining on the Hill.

Pool: The resort has a large infinity pool complete with poolside service, and many of the private villas have their own small infinity pools.

Other Features: Six Senses Samui also has a world-class spa, personal butlers, a gorgeous beach, a fully-equipped gym and a beauty salon.

Lemuria Resort

Anse Kerlan, Praslin Island 00284, Seychelles‬‬

This 6-star eco-friendly resort in the Seychelles has its own 18-hole championship golf course and 3 beautiful beaches.

Opened In: 1999

Rooms: The resort has 88 palm-thatched junior suites, 8 spacious senior suites, 8 2-bedroom villas with private pools and a presidential villa with 3 multi-level pools.

Restaurants: The resort has 3 restaurants: the Legend, the Seahorse and the Beach Bar & Grill with breathtaking views of Petite Anse Kerlan beach.

Other Features: The resort has its own 18-hole championship golf course, along with a spa, 2 tennis courts, mountain bikes, snorkeling excursions, sailboats, kayaks, windsurfing, a children’s club, a VIP lounge, a conference room and a library.

Reethi Rah

North Male Atoll Kaafu, Maldives

Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is made up of nearly 1200 islands, of which only 200 are inhabited. Medu Finolhu key was desolate until the 100-acre Reethi Rah Resort was built.

Rooms: The resort is made up of 130 spacious, private villas with incredible views.

Restaurants: Reethi Rah has 5 restaurants: Reethi Restaurant (Mediterranean fusion), Tapasake Over-the-Water (modern Japanese), Fanditha Chillout (Mediterranean beach fare), Rah Bar (healthy salads, wraps and snacks), Chef’s Garden (local seafood served with local produce).

Pool: Choose from one of the resort’s 40 pools.

Other Features: The resort has 12 beaches, an impressive spa, 2 tennis courts, a KidsOnly club with a clubhouse and pool, a fitness center and a water sports center … and that’s just the beginning.

Gili Lankanfushi Maldives (formerly Soneva Gili)

Lankanfushi Island, 20188‬, Maldives‬

Made up of 45 over-water villas, the Gili Lankanfushi Maldives is a 5-star resort located on a private tropical island.

Rooms: Stay in one of the resort’s 45 over-water villas, complete with private water gardens and outdoor showers.

Restaurants: The resort has 3 restaurants: the Main Restaurant, the Overwater Grill and By the Sea (Peruvian-Japanese fusion). Plus, the resort has a wine cellar and underground “chocolate cave,” where you can sip wine from 30 different regions around the world and taste homemade chocolates.

Other Features: Gili Lankanfushi also has a spa built right over the ocean, an outdoor pool, a garden and various water sports.