19. Soneva Jani, Maldives
Soneva Fushi was one of the founding luxury Maldivian resorts, redefining the meaning of barefoot luxury when it opened over 20 years ago. Soneva’s second Maldives property, Soneva Jani, opened in 2016, and quickly became one of the most wow-worthy Maldives resorts. Home to 24 uniquely designed luxury overwater bungalows, ranging from a one bedroom overwater retreat to a four bedroom mansion complete with waterslide straight into the azure waters. Despite its impressive size, it’s maintained the same understated, castaway vibe of its sister property.