Lonely Planet Writer

Ultimate luxury floating islands planned for Maldives

The government of the Maldives is considering plans for a new resort made of floating islands, each with its own private beach, boat jetty, pool and luxury villa.

Male Atoll.
Male Atoll. Image by Sarah Ackerman / CC BY 2.0

Backed by Dutch Docklands and New York-based Christie’s International Real Estate, the Amillarah Private Islands will float in the lagoon at Male Atoll, offering the ultimate private getaway for fabulously wealthy foreign tourists. The bill for the project is estimated at US$500 million. Read more: maldivesindependent.com