Kudadoo Maldives is home to 15 one- or two-bedroom overwater residences and, in case the unobstructed ocean views aren't sufficient, also has an infinity pool that looks out over the water. It opened on December 26, but is already attracting high-profile guests.
The hotel is part of the growing trend of eco-friendly tourism: The resort's sloped roof generates enough energy to serve 50 guests and 100 staff at any given moment.
Kudadoo now numbers as one of many luxury hotel offerings in the Maldives, including the world's first underwater hotel villa, where a single night's stay costs $50,000, and a resort that's home to an underwater sculpture museum.
It also joins the ranks of a seven-bedroom Swiss chalet that's been named the world's best ski lodge and a resort in Bali with "the world's best views" as must-see stops for wealthy travelers who are seeking the lap of luxury around the world.