This was my first trip to a tropical destination, and I couldn't have made a better choice. The Thulaghiri Resort is located in North Male Atoll, about 30 minutes by speedboat from the airport. It's on an oval-shaped island, approximately 300m x 300m. If you want to book, you'll have to go directly through the resort's website. When I went the prices were reasonable, but I was browsing some catalogues a while later, and I noticed that they had increased drastically. The resort only has one restaurant, with an international kitchen but an emphasis on spices and chili! There's not much entertainment - just the way I like it - nothing more than a little bit of music in the evenings at the bar beside the restaurant.