Six-thousand metres of white-sand beach; 800 staff (nearly four to every guest); 130 villas, each 65m apart; 22,000 bottles in the wine cellar; and 45 super-luxe treatments in the 9,500sq m spa - the numbers speak for themselves at the One&Only Reethi Rah.

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From the moment the gong sounds your arrival on this exclusive island in the North Malé Atoll - which has played host to Mariah Carey and Tom Cruise - you know this is no ordinary resort.

Eat your way around the world at breakfast, lunch and dinner, with everything from Japanese restaurant Tapasake to candlelit barbecues in the chef's garden.

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Many activities should help you to ease the food guilt, from tennis to snorkelling, although plenty won't (cooking classes and cocktail cruises), the best of which are to be found at the Espa spa.

Book the Maldivian Journey and drift away as a therapist performs Shiatsu massage while you lie in warm water.

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WOW FACTOR: The privacy of your ultra-luxe villa (with hammocks, a 'villa host' and a stretch of sand to yourself).

FLIGHT TIME: 11 hours.

GO: Beach Villas cost from £591 www.oneandonlyresorts.com, including transfers, while Etihad www.etihad.com return flights to Malé via Abu Dhabi start at £582.