Plan your dream Private Island Resort Getaway… Even if it’s only a dream!
So, we can’t all own a private island. Bummer. However, we can take an all-out vacation and experience the luxury that is boutique getaways isolated amongst the most beautiful of beautiful seas. I know what you’re thinking: $$$$, but, we actually don’t have to be Richard Branson or Johnny Depp to experience the wonders of private resort island vacations. While some options are very expensive and totally absurd for us everyday folk (still fun to gawk out though, of course), some other choices are more accessible — and all are fabulous. Complete with butlers, personalized menus, decked out villas and breathtaking wildlife, these exclusive havens of wonder perk an aesthetic that embrace the most beautiful elements of existence.
From modern to cotemporary to native design, it’s amazing what these resorts have come up with to create the perfect destination that makes us want to the throw away a lifetime of savings for the experience of a lifetime. [Thank you Mr & Mrs Smith for specializing in lavish travel and opening our eyes to these options!]
ROYAL DAVUI ISLAND RESORT HOTEL | FIJI ISLANDS, FIJI
Designed with a modern touch that embraces the outdoors, the Royal Davui Island Resort offers rooms that feature louvred roofs, glass doors and sundecks to allow the sun and atmosphere to fully absorb the space — suites with 360 views are also available. This boutique resort hosts a high-end spa, watersports, a library, a boutique, a bar/restaurant, gardens and stunning beaches. Your room would include a personal Jacuzzi spa overlooking the waters as well as an open-air shower and a private deck that includes a plunge pool. This is a romantic getaway spot, so no kids allowed. Striving for “responsible luxury,” Royal Davui serves regional produce, and the bedrooms were built from sustainable timber and laid out in a manner that saved cutting down old-growth trees. What a nice place, no? [via]
SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND HOTEL | KOH RONG ISLANDS, CAMBODIA
All of the villas offer ocean views, private pools and an effortlessly luxe blend of thatched roofs, rustic timber beams, earthy stone and polished marble walls. Four-poster beds, Moroccan lanterns and carved tribal statues add flair to each eco-chic space. Perched among the canopy, the two-bedroom Jungle Villa scores points for its crescent-shaped layout and generous kitchen and living area. Its seclusion makes cheeky dips in the outdoor bath tub a must. This is one resort with serious eco cred. Song Saa is situated in a self-made marine reserve measuring one million square metres. There’s a team of marine biologists on staff, recycling and waste initiatives are in place, and the hotel is involved in sustainability projects in nearby villages. [via]
AMILLA FUSHI HOTEL | BAA ATOLL, MALDIVES
Well, obviously, we had to include the Maldives, and this is the Maldives modern! A crisp, white, sleek take on the ‘ocean villa’ finds the Amilla Fushi shaded in luxury with palm fronds and surrounded by world renowned aquamarine shades of gold and navy. This island boosts the Maldives’ first stilted treehouse, five luxury restaurants and the wonderful Ocean Reef House, which has direct access to world-class snorkeling, plus an infinity pool, plus a terrace with super sunset views… Yes please! [via]
FREGATE ISLAND PRIVATE HOTEL | SEYCHELLES, SEYCHELLES
Shrikes, Seychelles! If getting lost in a rockside hill is your thing, this is the place for you. Views. For. Days. Each room is created around an outdoor design with high ceilings and luscious open spaces, featuring all the resort must-haves including seven beaches (seven!), a private butler, a space, a gallery and more. Also, Fregate Island operates a robust conservation programme to preserve the Seychelles’ rich flora and fauna. Where possible, all ingredients used in the restaurants and the Rock Spa are grown on site.The hotel’s on track for carbon neutrality too. [via]
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