Saturday, January 5, 2013

WHERE I WANT TO BE: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Sometimes, luxury means never having to put your shoes on. Between the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the hourglass-quality white sands, and the casually exotic environs of your beach or overwater villa, give your tired tootsies a break at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel.

This tropical paradise actually occupies two connected islands, each with their own charms. Walking the illuminated bridge between them as the sun sets, you'll see stingrays swimming in the crystal blue water. With seven world-class restaurants, a glass-floored spa that sits over the sea, and a wine cellar dining room to impress any oenophile, this is decidedly deluxe island living.