laucala island

This Fiji Island hideaway is set within a lush rainforest atop green volcanic mountains and surrounded by tranquil beaches and coral reefs.

 

One of over 300 Fiji Islands in the South Pacific, Laucala is home to 3,500 acres of unspoiled wilderness, coconut plantations and some of the rarest birds and animals. The island even offers a convenient runway for guests who choose to arrive by private aircraft, with international procedures such as customs and immigration clearance organized prior to arrival.

Appreciate the resort’s lavish luxury and privacy in one of 25 Fijian-styled villas. Guests can choose from a variety of villas including the Hilltop Estate that is considered a “resort in a resort” on top of the island or the Overwater Villa that appears to float above the emerald-green lagoon. Made from natural material and thatch roofs, each villa is equipped with its own infinity-edge pool and a private garden. Guests can take in all the stunning views and island atmosphere with a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living.

Laucala offers a diverse set of activities, ranging from relaxing to adventurous. Enjoy a romantic horseback tour through the rainforest and secluded beaches, visit the Cultural Village to experience local traditions and architecture, or explore the marine life at the Water Sports Center. And for the golf enthusiasts, Laucala’s championship golf course meanders through the island’s coconut plantations and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean – a golfer’s dream course!

 

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necker island

Known as one of the most idyllic places in the Caribbean, Necker Island is a private island paradise in the beautiful British Virgin Islands.

 

The island was first purchased in 1978 by English business mogul, author and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson. The stunning 74-acre island is home to more than 200 flamingos and other wildlife, including lemurs and giant tortoises.

Necker Island not only provides guests with inviting suites, world-class food and luxury amenities, but they also create a sense of coming home, one where guests don’t have to lift a finger. Guests can enjoy a list of luxuries and excursions including island trail walks around the coast, sunset Pilates and yoga classes, blissful spa treatments and a zipline expedition down to Turtle Beach for lunch. Aquatic activities include kite surfing, waterskiing, sailing, paddle boarding, snorkeling and scuba diving.

If guests are interested in the ultimate private island experience and want to have the island all to themselves, they can hire Necker Island exclusively for a group of up to 34 people. Necker Island cautions guests with one warning, “Once you’ve seen the world in Necker colors, you might not want to leave!”

 

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mnemba island

Mnemba Island, a small island just off the coast of Tanzania, Africa, encompasses less than a mile of coastline and is inhabited only by the resort’s guests and staff.

 

&Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge is as secluded and private as they come. Guests are provided with a warm reception after a 15-minute boat ride from the neighboring Zanzibar Island and a knee-deep ocean walk to the shore – the only way to access the island. This romantic, award-winning paradise accommodates just 22 guests at a time, providing guests the exclusivity and privacy that they desire.

Guests can relax in one of the 11 beachside bandas and enjoy candlelit island dinners by the shore, overlooking the crystal-blue ocean. The calm waters surrounding the island and spectacular coral reefs offer extraordinary snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and swimming. Or you can do nothing at all and take in all the sights and sounds of one of the most romantic ocean destinations in the world.

This tropical island, and the waters around it, are home to various wildlife including over 600 species of coral reef fish, dolphins, whale sharks, rare coconut crabs, suni antelope and most notably, green turtles. During peak turtle season from April to August, guests can see these prehistoric turtles laying their eggs at nesting sites and tiny turtle hatchlings along the beach.

 

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pamalican island

Truly a secluded, private island resort, Amanpulo is the only property on Pamalican Island – a small tropical island in the Philippines.

 

Set in the middle of almost three miles of coral reef, this private oasis is a world away from anywhere and accessible only by private plane. Enjoy the sunset views that paint the skies above the turquoise sea from Amanpulo’s casitas that are strategically tucked away in the forest canopy. The emerald-green casitas offer sandy footpaths for direct access to the beach, spacious sundecks and secluded hammocks. Two of the casitas feature private plunge pools – perfect for a relaxing rinse after a day of snorkeling.

Guests can be as active as they choose – relax with a restorative day of lounging at their poolside clubhouse, luxury spa and laidback beach club, or take advantage of the crystal-clear waters ideal for divers and snorkelers to explore the coral reef and marine life. If guests prefer land over sea, Amanpulo offers tennis courts, turtle spotting, and bicycle trails through the lush jungle.

Amanpulo offers luxury dining experiences in their Clubhouse Restaurant, seasonal Beach Club and beachfront barbecues. Their palate-pleasing cuisine is made from locally-caught seafood and island-grown produce. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Manamoc Island in the distance over a sunset, seaside dinner.

 

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parrot cay island

Located on its own private island in Turks and Caicos, COMO Parrot Cay is an award-winning, luxury Caribbean resort and a favorite year-round destination for many celebrities.

 

The secluded island is situated 575 miles southeast of Miami, which is just a 90-minute flight and 35-minute speedboat ride away to the resort. After recent design renovations, the resort offers beautiful, light-filled villas with private pools, direct beach access and 24-hour butler service. Guests can enjoy world-class Caribbean, Asian and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine made from local, organic ingredients at the resort’s restaurants that overlook the infinity-edge pool and beach. Or for a truly private dining experience, guests can opt for a beach picnic, poolside lunch at the villa, or a tiki-hut dinner under the stars.

Discover the 1,000 acres of unspoiled land and clear, blue waters with COMO Parrot Cay’s island adventures. Guests can explore the tropical marine life and underwater world with a diving and snorkeling tour or a private boat charter, cruise through the forest and banana plantation on an island bike tour or enjoy an Asian-inspired spa treatment and Pilates session at the island’s awardwinning COMO Shambhala Retreat. COMO Parrot Cay is widely-known for its wellness center and holistic approaches for mental, physical and spiritual balance.

 

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