When traveling to the Maldives, you may as well have your own private island sanctuary - at least that is the belief at Banyan Tree Madivaru. A dotted chain of islands in the hypnotic Indian Ocean, the Maldives is about 250 miles southwest of India, and hails as one of the world's most incredible island destinations. The idyllic Banyan Tree Madivaru resort is set on the secluded North Ari Atoll, just a 20-minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport, and features a cluster of six breathtaking Tented Pool Villas. Your spectacular villa - nearly 3,000 square feet in size - is laid out into three distinct areas for living, sleeping and bath, all of which feature island-inspired interior furnishings and a decidedly tropical ambiance. The bath area features a pair of spa beds perfect for indulging in private spa treatments or massages, and you also have a beautiful private plunge pool to soothe your senses. Rest your eyes on your deck's oversize day bed, envelope yourself in comfort on the plush bedroom linens, and take pleasure in knowing you are in one of the most spectacular places on earth.
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