What is this vacation spot?
January 29, 2009 4:22 PM   Subscribe

What and where is this ultra expensive vacation spot that I've only seen on tv and can't remember the name of?

It's a series of wood huts, out in the water, with walkways between them. The huts are pretty much open air, with walls only needed for basic privacy. The water is crystal clear blue, and the sand a pale, movie scene, yellow. It's a vacation spot for the ultra rich, very secluded via price and location (I believe).

Any ideas? If so, where is it, what is it called and how much does it cost to stay there?
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Travel & Transportation (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I think it's the Maldives.
posted by WPW at 4:26 PM on January 29, 2009

Sorry, that was unhelpful: it's an archipelago republic in the Indian Ocean. Visit Maldives.
posted by WPW at 4:28 PM on January 29, 2009

Necker Island?
posted by meerkatty at 4:29 PM on January 29, 2009

Or the Four Seasons at Bora Bora?
posted by meerkatty at 4:33 PM on January 29, 2009

Sorry, correct link for above.
posted by meerkatty at 4:34 PM on January 29, 2009

Sounds like many places in the South Pacific.
posted by Joh at 4:34 PM on January 29, 2009 [2 favorites]

Another vote for the Maldives: Taj Exotica Resort & Spa
posted by Andy's Gross Wart at 4:35 PM on January 29, 2009

How about Le Taha'a in Tahiti?
posted by saffry at 4:39 PM on January 29, 2009

There's lots of places like that. Fiji, Tahiti, Bora-Bora, and even some Caribbean spots have bungalows over the water like that.
posted by JuiceBoxHero at 4:41 PM on January 29, 2009

Seconding the French Maldives.

I've seen this question elsewhere on the internets and it always leads back to the French Maldives.
posted by tdischino at 4:44 PM on January 29, 2009

I also think it's the Maldives.
I have a page-a-day island calendar and I think this place may be on a day that has already passed. I'll have to check tomorrow at the office.
posted by pointystick at 4:53 PM on January 29, 2009

Try Overwater-bungalows.com for a pretty extensive list. Anthony Bourdain stayed at the Kia Ora on the French Polynesia episode of No Reservations.
posted by saffry at 4:56 PM on January 29, 2009

To clarify, this was ultra secluded, where ONE person or group or family had access to a series of bungalows that were off by themselves. So Four Seasons at Bora Bora looks nice, but with the bungalows so close together, that can't be the place I'm thinking of.

This spot might have been profiled on Cribs or Vacation spots of the rich and famous or a similar show. Necker Island seems close to what I'm remembering.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 5:18 PM on January 29, 2009

It's a resort called Naladhu. It's in the Maldives.

There is also a sister resort called Antantara or something like that.

You would first fly to into Dubai . That's the stopover.
posted by Zambrano at 5:28 PM on January 29, 2009

Its in Bora Bora, in Thaiti Le Meridien.
posted by cestmoi15 at 5:36 PM on January 29, 2009

My boss got married at a place like that in Bora Bora.
posted by fructose at 6:11 PM on January 29, 2009

When my wife and I were researching places in the Maldives for our honeymoon, there were a couple like what you're describing, admittedly way out of our price range.

You would first fly to into Dubai . That's the stopover.

We flew right in from London. And through Colombo in Sri Lanka on our return flight.

Sorry for the derail.

posted by JaredSeth at 6:17 PM on January 29, 2009

My page-a-day island calendar shows Le Meridien in Bora Bora that cestmoi15 mentions (Jan. 14) and also the Maldives looking similar on Jan. 15.
I don;t think I saw the show you mention but I think I saw what you were talking about somewhere like Sky Magazine.
posted by pointystick at 6:12 AM on January 30, 2009

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