Finolhu, a New Maldivian Retreat

With its full-moon “tribal” parties, rotating roster of visiting DJs and performers, celebrity mani-pedis, and culinary offerings that run the gamut from VW Kombi food trucks and a crab shack to traditional North African cuisine, Finolhu is a splashy addition to the Maldives’ Baa Atoll. Sister property to the nearby—and more sedate—Amilla Fushi, the new resort is named for the two-kilometer-long sandbar that stretches away from the island like the handle of a golf club, providing guests with plenty of beach to comb. There are also 125 swoon-worthy villas, more than half of which come with private pools. But for the “fun-loving beach-erati” that Finolhu hopes to attract, the heart of the action is the Baa Baa Beach Club (pictured here), where diversions include a two-story bar, arcade games, movie screenings, and weekly retro-themed pool parties (960/660-8800; doubles from US$750).

This article originally appeared in the August/September print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Baa’s New Buzz”).

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