by Renee Mulholland | December 01, 2004

At Huvafen Fushi, a new luxury resort in the Maldives, what better way to emphasize Per Aquum Spa’s water theme than by putting two of its treatment rooms underwater? Only there can one experience the spa’s signature treatment, Quintessentially, which incorporates massage with gazing at sea life through five-inch-thick windows. (011) 960-444-222;

In 2007, Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards (USA) bestowed Richard Hywel Evans Architecture + Design with an award for Huvafen Fushi's Underwater Spa.
In 2007, World Travel Awards named Huvafen Fushi the Indian Ocean’s Leading Spa Resort.
In 2008, Spa Finder - Reader's Choice Awards named Huvafen Fushi the Best Interior Design and the Best for Romance.
In 2008, Harper’s Bazaar Travel Guide (UK) named Huvafen Fushi the Best Beach Resort in the World.