This 922sq m mansion is the biggest and grandest setup on the island – it was designed by the hotel’s owner, a native Maldivian, to be his platonic ideal of a beach mansion. For once-in-a-lifetime stays, this is a literal sandcastle spread over two storeys, with a spectacular vantage point and uninterrupted ocean views, a private saltwater plunge pool, custom-made furniture and hand-picked fabrics. The objets and decor are in keeping with the bohemian spirit that swirls here, while the elegant outdoor spaces cooled by sea breezes promise serenity, privacy and absolute freedom. In the bedroom, there’s a king-size bed and an ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower and bath tub big enough for two. You’ll also find a bottle of champagne on arrival, fruit basket replenished daily, free laundry service (up to four pieces a day), TV with free on-demand movies, a desk, air-conditioning, a minibar which can be personalised for an extra cost, free bottled water, tea and coffee and black-out curtains.