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From Controversial Color Resorts to Hotels on Stilts

 - May 3, 2011
Living landlocked looks a whole lot worse after after you look through all these water-loving Maldives innovations. The Maldives is a tiny island nation in the Indian Ocean that makes up for its relative lack of size with its awe-inspiring conceptual hotels and golf courses.

Turn-down service and pillow chocolates have nothing on a hotel in the middle of the ocean standing on stilts. I don't care how many holes of nude golf you play, nothing will ever beat playing golf in the soon-to-come floating golf course of the Maldives. Click through this top list if you are looking to see some of the most awesome conceptual island architecture around. If you prefer your countries high in elevation and your water confined to pools, then this one might not be for you.