(Photo: Misool Eco Resort)
Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Number of Bungalows: 8
What's Unique: On a private Indonesian island inside a protected No-Take Zone, this dive resort and conservation center treads lightly. Not a single tree was felled to create Misool, a Secret Retreats-member resort. It was built entirely of driftwood and naturally fallen timbers milled onsite in the presence of cockatoos, parrots, baby sharks, and sea turtles. Surrounding Misool are some of the richest reefs on Earth, in the waters of the Coral Triangle region. When you're not diving, read a book on your verandah's hammock or soak in the tropical vibe while showering in a Balinese-style bathroom that opens up to the sky.
Over-the-Top Services: Excellent service is a hallmark here. The resort's maximum capacity is only 32 guests and the staff-to-guest ratio is three to one. Book the spa's after-sun skin-rescue treatment, complete with a banana-leaf body wrap right on your verandah.
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