Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa is world-class seaside paradise that reflects the spirit of Mauritius. Set in 27 acres along the brilliant turquoise waters of Tamarin Bay—it is a property swaddled in lush gardens where the sound of birds is harmonized with waves lapping at the white sands. Luxury and privacy are the watchwords here: 65 water-view en-suite villas pepper the landscape, each with its own spacious terrace and private dining area, as well as a private plunge pool. Distinctive privacy-preserving design shields villas from one another with trees and hibiscus flowers, an extra inducement for guests to use their open-air garden shower. And though you may feel delightfully withdrawn from everyday life, convenience is close by: amenities include plasma-screen televisions with surround-sound media system and round-the-clock butler service. As you might expect, the hotel’s two restaurants appeal to a broad selection of gourmet tastes, where the renowned chefs work their culinary magic. One of the chefs was trained at the legendary Nobu restaurant in New York City.) Should the mood strike you—and if you are not too busy relaxing by the pool or at the traditional hammam—there are an exciting slate of activities on offer: golf, coral diving, big game fishing and exploring the island’s beautiful national parks. Maradiva strikes the perfect balance: large enough to offer superb facilities but small enough to provide the customized service that guarantees a memorable experience.