Niyama, Maldives. This edgy, modern resort balances tranquility with a sense of discovery and fun. Hosting international DJs sets and only accessible by boat, its underwater club, Subsix lets you live it up with all night dancing beneath the waves.
Unusually for Tokyo, this smart-looking ryokan caters almost exclusively for foreigners, and so the staff are well-informed on what the city has to offer and are often willing to help organise tours or cultural events. The communal living room is often lively. Bathrooms in the ryokan are all shared, but are very clean. The smallest room sleeps four, the largest eight, and rates drop according to how many people are sharing the room. beds from £24