Pack your bags and prepare to indulge in the ultimate secluded splendour. Away from hectic cities, bustling beaches and typically tourist-filled attractions, these hidden havens of pure luxury are undisturbed, unspoilt and truly unmissable.
Petit St Vincent Private Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines
With verdant gardens, soft white sands and only 22 cottages sprawling across the island’s 115 acres, Petit St Vincent is simply incomparable when it comes to privacy in the Caribbean. Forget the distraction of the internet, phones or television, you are encouraged to unplug from the outside world – if you require anything, simply raise the flag outside your cottage! There is plenty to keep you busy; spoil yourself with a Balinese massage in a refreshing open-air treatment room, learn to scuba dive with professional PADI-certified instructors, or hop aboard the resort’s stylish sailboat and spend your day snorkelling and turtle-spotting in the Tobago Cays. Fuel yourself with well-balanced food throughout your luxury Caribbean holiday, including fresh fruit, organic vegetables and free-range eggs from the resort’s gardens, with dining locations ranging from the cosy hilltop restaurant to beachfront barbecues under star-filled skies. Round your evening off with a tantalising journey through the world’s finest tipples alongside the resort’s Sommelier in the 4,500-bottle wine cellar, perfectly complementary to the chef’s heavenly chocolate desserts.
Six Senses Krabey Island, Cambodia
A 15-minute speedboat journey from the emerald-green south coast of Cambodia will transport you to the secluded shores of Six Senses Krabey Island. Since opening in March, this twelve-hectare slice of paradise in the cerulean sea has become one of Asia’s most desirable destinations. The 40 private pool villas nestle amongst naturally rich vegetation, featuring dreamy bathrooms and private pools, while the serene Six Senses Spa takes inspiration from the sacred Kbal Spean River for a deep wellness immersion. To say this resort has an eco-friendly philosophy would be an understatement; water is bottled on-island using reverse osmosis and recycled glass, while Khmer communities are supported with proactive outreach and development initiatives. Enticing menus are also conjured up sustainably, with ingredients sourced from the Organic Garden before they’re seamlessly transformed into mouthwatering dishes, served in the island’s two restaurants. Between meals, take the chance to relish a Khmer cooking class, a movie beneath the stars at Cinema Paradiso, a picture-perfect stargazing experience or a day of idyllic island-hopping.
The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
Poised on a private island in the Dhaalu Atoll, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort elevates your luxury Maldives holiday to an enviable new level. Daringly designed in an eco-conscious manner, the coveted resort draws architectural inspiration from the island’s natural beauty, while it also boasts the largest three-bedroom overwater villa in the Maldives – the immense John Jacob Astor Estate. Six restaurants and bars will take you on a gastronomic journey around the world, from South Asian curries and Japanese sushi, to traditional thin-crust pizza straight from the oven. For those seeking private island peace, choose from over 800 book titles in the beachfront library and take a seat by the blissful infinity pool, or rejuvenate in the 1,800-square-metre Iridium Spa, where you can slip into the Blue Hole hydrotherapy pool and soak up bountiful ocean vistas. If you prefer to keep active in the Maldives, experience ocean thrills on – or beneath – the water at the Vommuli Dive and Watersports Centre, while little ones can chase the pursuit of fun in Vommuli House’ Children’s Club.
To book your luxury private island holiday, please call our Luxury Travel Specialists on 01244 897 578 or visit elegantresorts.co.uk