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Welcome to the Maldives. Now Put On This Blindfold.

This New Resort Has Lots of Surprises in Store for You

By Chris LaMorte ·
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You like them in sports cars.

And you find them quite nifty in football stadiums.

So you’re going to love them in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

We’re talking about retractable roofs, by the way.

Why? Oh, just because Soneva Jani—a new 25-villa-strong resort in the Maldives—is now taking reservations for its October debut. (Let this slideshow be your guide.)

Imagine you’ve just spent a rigorous day doing all the things one does on a secluded atoll: sunbathing, snorkeling, speedboating, island hopping and sipping champagne at sunset while staring at some dolphins. Atoll kind of stuff.

Exhausted and ready for bed, you realize you forgot to do any stargazing. Well, press a button near your bed, and the roof above retracts to show you a canopy of stars. Vacation... almost complete.

See, there are a few other things you may want to take advantage of: a 360-degree view of the three-and-a-half-mile lagoon you’re in, your villa’s private pool, your villa’s waterslide that goes from pool to lagoon. That kind of stuff.

Also, you might decide to arrange for a jungle dinner. That’s when you’re blindfolded, taken to a secret jungle location and presented with a multicourse feast.

Which is the best way to end that sentence.

Chris LaMorte’s favorite lapel: peak. Favorite bulldog: French. Can you offer him a glass of champagne: yes. Often mistaken for: Zach Galifianakis. Often mistakes himself for: Bradley Cooper.

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