This Island in the Maldives Has Villas Overlooking the Water, and We Want to Go Right Now

Kudadoo Maldives was named the world's best new luxury hotel for 2018.

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Kudadoo Maldives

When you hear the word paradise, what comes to mind? For me, it's somewhere with a gorgeous beach, sunny skies, and amazing view of the water. Kudadoo, a private island in the Maldives, takes that paradise to an entirely new level.

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Kudadoo Maldives

Kudadoo Maldives has 13 one-bedroom and a pair of two-bedroom villas that overlook the water, each with a view that no Instagram would do justice. But it's not a place for families: Guests must be 15 years old or older.

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Kudadoo Maldives

Each "residence" has an infinity pool, as well, so you can feel even more immersed in the gorgeous water and view.

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Kudadoo Maldives

The rooms are equipped with fully automated lights with dimming, an energy-efficient cooling system, Tasmasian oak floors, and handmade furniture. There's also IPTV with Netflix and Spotify, and an iPad in each residence, but hopefully you'd be too busy basking in the beauty of the island to want to binge Netflix.

Oh, and every residence has a butler who's available 24 hours a day "to assist you with making your stay on the private island impeccable and tailored to your lifestyle preferences," according to the website. This may include "arranging your beach dinner, an intimate vow exchange ceremony for your wedding, island celebrations, or joining you for a dolphin expedition."

Aside from aesthetically being an absolute dream, Kudadoo values sustainability, too. The team worked with Yuji Yamazaki, "the architectural mastermind behind the private island," to source "exclusively eco-conscious materials" for the rooms, including wood from sustainably-managed forests.

The resort was recently named the world's best new luxury hotel for 2018 by Luxury Travel Intelligence, according to CNN Travel. It's no surprise, though—Kudadoo Maldives encompasses an "Anything. Anytime. Anywhere" mantra, meant to ensure that its guests have their every need and desire met during their stay.

As the website says, "Reimagine freedom with unscripted dining anywhere you wish, a romantic rendezvous on Dream Island, diving on coral reefs and dolphin expeditions at sunset—literally everything is included. At Kudadoo, the world is your oyster." Can we move there?! Permanently?

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Kudadoo Maldives

As you can imagine, access to Kudadoo's luxury accommodations, spa (which includes the Maldives' first Himalayan Salt Chamber), and unscripted dining ("there are no menus, only suggestions"), do not come at a cheap price. Booking a one-bedroom starts at $3,400 a night. For a two-bedroom, the rates begin at $4,800.

If you need me, I'll be living vicariously through all the guests' 'grams.

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