The Maldives are renowned for tranquil beauty, for obvious reasons, but the sparkling aquamarine waters also serve as home to some of the Indian Ocean’s most diverse marine life. Guests at the luxurious Diva Resort are a short boat-ride away from some of the top diving locations anywhere in the world. The resort’s villas, protected by a lagoon, have a stairway that leads directly into the water, floors covered with Maldivian wood and room textiles imported from Paris. The sandy and turquoise-hued indoor décor matches the palette of the sea and the resort has several restaurants that serve both local and international delicacies. [via adelto]