Set amongst clear sapphire seas, these blissful resorts will enable you to truly escape from it all.

To plan ahead, Emirates Woman has curated a guide to all the sophisticated resorts for the perfect summer break.

Naladhu Private Island Maldives – Maldives

Naladhu Maldives

One of the most exclusive resorts you’ll find in the Maldives is Naladhu Private Island. With just 20 private villas, seclusion and relaxation are what embody a stay at this resort. While each individual accommodation has its own private pool, you’ll most likely find yourself exploring the blue azure waters which surround the private resort. Naladhu also takes the meaning of be- spoke to a whole new level with its no-menu dining concept, where a one-of-a-kind menu is created specifically to your preferences and needs.

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Hermitage Bay Resort – Antigua

Hermitage Bay

Nestled in a quiet corner of the Caribbean island of Antigua, the five-star resort Hermitage Bay embodies the natural beauty of the region. Surrounded by lush greenery, white sandy beaches and clear blue waters, this luxury resort is like no other in the region. Hermitage Bay aims to “soothe the soul” of its guests and in a setting like this, you’ll experience the true meaning of what it is to “escape from it all”.

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi – Maldives

Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Escape to the tropical playground of the Maldives at this exclusive resort. Having first opened in 2019, the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi takes luxury to a new level. This sprawling resort is now one of the biggest and most impressive in the Maldives. Surrounded by crystal-clear waters, the resort features an incredible 11 dining concepts – the most of any resort in the country – and also has its very own private island, which is an impressive 344,445-sq ft and can be booked out in its entirety for those seeking ultra seclusion.

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The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort – Bora Bora, French Polynesia

St Regis Bora Bora

Tucked away on a secluded island in French Polynesia, The St. Regis Bora Bora embodies the epitome of tropical paradise. Surrounded by nothing but sapphire blue waters, it’s a haven you’ll never want to leave once you arrive. To experience the true ‘wow-factor’ of the re- sort, opt for one of the luxurious over-water villas where you’ll see nothing but the blue ocean for miles on end. Each bungalow even features a glass viewing panels on the floor throughout where you’ll be able to catch glimpses of your temporary neighbours – the tropical fish – swimming by.

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Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa – Taha’a, French Polynesia

Le Taha

Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa is an undisturbed resort located in the tropical islands of French Polynesia. Honouring the traditions of the region, the resort embodies authentic Polynesian architecture and interior design. Engulfed by the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean, each accommodation option ensures guests experience the surrounding seas to their maximum. The standout, however, has to be the overwater villas where you’ll experience barefoot luxury at its finest, taking in the refreshing surroundings of the crystal-clear waters.

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