Best Hotels of 2012
Sandy, sumptuous beach resorts are plentiful in in the Indian Ocean. But, the Niyama Maldives, which opened in March after a five-month delay, offers some unique perks: a floating award-winning restaurant, Edge, only accessible by boat, and the first-ever underwater nightclub, SubSix. During the day, kids can hang out at the underwater daycare and learn about marine conservation (or play with the Wii). The resort even has a resident marine biologist on staff to help with coral restoration and guests are welcome to visit the marine biology lab.