Scrap the to-do list, grab that book that’s been sitting on your shelf since 1999 and prepare to transition to island time.
Everyone’s idea of paradise is different, but being barefoot on a tropical island, in the middle of nowhere, has a certain appeal. Days that include freshly picked fruit for breakfast, lunch and cocktails, lazy mornings that transition into long lunches, and sunset drinks that end in stargazing, are a legitimate way of life in these parts of the world.
With over 17,000 islands just in Indonesia alone, when it comes to deciding on your destination, it’s safe to say that you won’t be stuck for choice. Plant your feet for a few days, weeks or months, hop from island to island under sail or go full Robinson Crusoe and hire an entire island to yourself.
Dive, snorkel and swim to your heart’s content amongst the outstanding natural beauty and abundant wildlife that’s typical of an island escape.
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With just 11 villas, North Island, located in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, naturally offers unimpeachable privacy and exclusivity. Whether you’re in search of rest or romance, recuperation or exhilaration, you’ll be met by the warm hearted, local onsite team who will help create your perfect stay in the Seychelles.
Only available for exclusive hire, Nukutepipi of French Polynesia, is one of the world’s most aspiring destinations. Lose all concept of time and civilisation during a stay at this private island paradise that boasts golden sands, deep emerald waters and unique ecosystem.
The island of Kokomo, surrounded by the Great Astrolabe Reef, offers some of the best scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing and excursions in the world. For those able to break away from the beach, take a short boat ride to explore nearby underwater caves and hike to hidden waterfalls, or book yourself into the luxurious Yaukuve Spa Sanctuary.