World's Hottest Hotels: Indian Ocean

Explore the Indian Ocean and the luxurious resorts.

Explore the Indian Ocean islands for some of the most extravagant resorts on earth. World’s Hottest Hotels takes you to Thailand, the Seychelles and Maldives to check out paradise islands with the most luxurious, awe-inspiring island villas and suites you’ll ever see. Watch on Monday, August 20 at 11:30am|10:30c.
Contact Info: 9/10 Moo 5, Baan Plai Laem, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surathani 84320 Thailand

Rooms: 66 villas

Restaurants: There are 4 restaurants along with an in-villa dining option. Dining on the Hill offers a amazing view of the sea and serves healthy international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dining on the Rocks provides diners with a panoramic view of the Gulf of Siam while offering new Asian cuisine. Chill by the Pool is on the deck near the main pool and has traditional lunch fare such as pizza and burgers. Lastly, Chill on the Beach offers barbecue and light snacks.

There is a large infinity pool for all guests to use and most of the villas have their own private infinity pools.

Other Features
: The resort offers butler service, spa, gym, herb garden and gift shop.

Contact Info: North Male’ Atoll, Maldives

Rooms:  130 villas: beach-views, water (perched over the lagoon), duplex and grand models of villas are all available  

Restaurants: Along with an in-villa dining option, guests can choose from 5 restaurants. The Reethi restaurant offers a menu of Asia Pacific and Mediterranean cuisine along with a wine room. The Rah Bar serves lunch options such as salads, wraps and smoothies, and becomes a cocktail bar in the evening. Tapasake is the place for Japanese cuisine along with seafood and tapas. Fanditha is a beachside lounge that offers Mediterranean cuisine. Lastly, the Chef's Garden offers meals using only organic foods.

 Guest can enjoy the main infinity pool, a lap pool, spa pool and kids pool.

Other Features
: The resort also features a spa, villa hosts, water and land sports, tennis courts, fitness center, culinary classes and kids and teens programs.

3. Lemuria
Contact Info: Anse Kerlan, Praslin, Seychelles - Indian Ocean

Rooms:  Jr Suites, Senior Suites, Villas, Presidential Villas

Restaurants: There are 3 restaurants at the resort. The Legend offers breakfast and dinner buffets, as well as light lunches with sandwiches, pastas and burgers. The Seahorse has a French and Seychelles cuisine menu, while The Beach and Bar Grill serves seafood with a Creole spin.

 Guest can enjoy a plunge pool.

Other Features
: The resort also features a spa, gym, tennis courts, library, boutique, pro-shop, golf course, salon, VIP lounge and children's club.
Contact Info: Choisy Road, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius - Indian Ocean

Rooms:  Rooms, Jr Suites, Villas and a Princely Suite

Restaurants: There are 3 restaurants at the resort. The L'Archipel is located in the main building and offers light Mauritian gourmet food and themed buffet dinners. The Asian-themed evening offers a selection of Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Indonesian and Indian cuisine. Le Barachois is a floating restaurant that serves seafood and Mauritian specialties. Le Beach Deck is located on the beach and offers a light lunch menu and snacks.

 Guest can enjoy the thermal swimming pool.

Other Features
: The resort also features a spa, gym, tennis courts, library, putting green, boat house, duty-free shopping and a children's club.

The Soneva Gili in Maldives was recently sold to new owners. You can learn more about the transaction at

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