CNN  — 

When it comes to Maldives travel, you have to try pretty hard to have a bad vacation.

Made up of more than 1,000 islands that sit in 26 reef-framed atolls, this tiny nation’s waters of seemingly infinite shades of blue and green slide into patches of white sands and dark corals.

There are now over 100 resorts occupying these tiny parcels of paradise, offering various degrees of luxury.

But few can match the experience you’ll walk away from Soneva Jani with.

One of the newest and most expensive resorts in the country, it’s made up of just 24 over-water villas – plus one four-bedroom beach villa – on the uninhabited island of Medhufaru, which sits within a large, private lagoon in the Noonu Atoll.

In spite of the island’s size, much of the resort was built over the water. This includes the “The Gathering,” – a huge, open-air, three-story structure that houses the resort’s restaurant, fitness center, spa and kids’ club.

The smallest available villas range from $3,000-$5,000 per night, depending on the season, while the largest go for about $20,000 per night.

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