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    Waldorf Astoria’s new Maldives private island costs $80,000 per night

    (CNN) — For those with the means, a private island in a tropical destination is the ultimate place to isolate from the global pandemic. Among the destinations most well-equipped to capitalize on this desire is the Maldives, which is made up of 1,200 small islands. Though the majority of the Maldives’ resorts are already relatively private, with one property per island, there are a few options for travelers looking to take things to the next level. The latest comes courtesy of the Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi resort, which this week officially opened “Ithaafushi — The Private Island”. Spread over 32,000 square meters, it’s being marketed as the largest private island…