Making Like Crusoe in the Maldives

Armando Kraenzlin personally owns a paradise isle. An isolated coral haven of white sand and palms set in the azure Philippine Sea, it is the picture of Pacific perfection. But Kraenzlin doesn't get to go much. As head of the Four Seasons resort in the Maldives, he spends his days trying to give to thousands of others an experience that, give or take a man Friday, should strictly be solitary. "We all fantasize about a desert island, like Robinson Crusoe, with nothing on it but a palm tree," he says. "That's paradise." It's a measure of how well the Maldives has...

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