This is barefoot eco-luxury at its very best! Gili has 45 overwater villas, most attached to the island by jetties but seven only accessible by boat for the true castaway experience. Space and privacy are key: your nearest neighbour is 40 metres away, so there's no need for modesty, and the only thing you might surprise is the odd stingray. You'll want to experience the beautiful Six Senses Spa and don't miss Dine in the Dark, either. You choose your dishes, such as prawn curry and cauliflower soup by tasting a range of canapés blindfolded. It feels a bit odd at first, but we loved the unusual experience. Wow factor: The villas: two floors of boho-chic heaven with your own sun deck, private swimming area and even a glass viewing hole in the bathroom floor.

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