As sun seekers search for destinations that offer privacy and seclusion from crowded beaches and congested swimming pools, they often opt for exquisite island paradises that are off the beaten path. From a luxurious resort perched high atop a Greek Island to a private beach with a natural saltwater pool, these island resorts offer guests both serenity and adventure. There’s no better time than now to book your reservation.
Nestled in the Indian Ocean with sweeping white sand beaches and luminous cyan-blue water, the Maldives is the ultimate destination for truly restful getaway. Recently unveiled as part of VistaJet’s Safe Havens collection, VistaJet Members have the unique opportunity to experience the Maldives’ Velaa Private Island on an all-inclusive week-long getaway. Designed and curated with privacy and comfort as its guiding principles, Velaa Private Island features private villas suspended over water, personal butler service, in-villa dining and spa treatments and a romantic pool residence that can only be reached by boat. Other activities for guests to enjoy in private include golfing at the Velaa Golf Academy designed by pro golfer José María Olazábal and experiencing the Maldives’ only snow room in the Velaa Spa.
Santorini Sky, Santorini, Greece
Introducing Santorini Ski, a brand new boutique luxury resort made up of eight magnificent private villas situated high above the stunning Aegean Sea. At 2,000 feet above sea level, it’s the highest point on the Greek island of Santorini. Each villa features sensational panoramic views, indoor and outdoor showers and a private terrace with jacuzzi plunge pool. The Master Villa even boasts the highest infinity pool on this famously beautiful island. Santorini Sky enjoys a unique position in the center of the island. Away from the often-overcrowded main tourist spots, this is the place to come for the utmost in privacy and relaxation. While guests will feel on top of the world, the villas are just a five-minute drive from the winding streets, local shops and famous tavernas of Pyrgos. Situated an easy 15-minute drive from the new airport, Santorini Sky is also only 15 minutes from the most beautiful beaches on the island, and 30 minutes from the picture-perfect town of Oia.
Urashima Village, Kagawa Prefecture of Japan
Newly opened, Urashima Village in the Kagawa Prefecture of Japan is a remote inn located in the Seto Peninsula. A luxury ryokan experience with tatami floors, modern amenities, and filled with the famed Japanese omotenashi, Urashima is an idyllic spot that seamlessly blends beachside living and mountain forestry. During the day, travelers can step onto Maruyama Island, famed for its turquoise blue waters and vibrant red, orange sunsets and only accessible twice a day during low time. Each of Urashima’s spacious three, two-floor buildings can accommodate groups up to 11 people.
Club Med Seychelles, Republic of Seychelles
Retreat to the private island of Sainte Anne in the Republic of Seychelles with the March debut of Club Med Seychelles, the island’s very first resort and newest Exclusive Collection resort from Club Med – the pioneer of the all-inclusive concept. Respectfully integrated along a preserved Marine National Park and spread out across 50 acres, the resort features luxurious, nature-immersed villas,each complete with a private pool, outdoor shower and outdoor terraces for sunbathing and dining al fresco, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Indian ocean and white sand beaches. Guests can also explore the virtually untouched destination through glass-bottomed kayak rides, snorkeling experiences, and locally-inspired cuisine. The eco-certified resort also features a wide range of wellness treatments using products inspired by the native flora and offers nature conservation experiences, like marine conservation and turtle nesting.
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Nassau, Bahamas
Guests staying at this luxury oceanfront resort can set sail on a five-minute boat ride to the resort’s private island and hidden gem, Long Cay. Exclusive to resort guests, a day-trip experience to Long Cay includes waterside bungalows, a private beach, natural saltwater pool and activities like snorkeling, jet surfing and paddle boarding. Guests can also enjoy private butler service, island delicacies served by a personal chef along with beachside spa services upon request. There are great secluded beaches on the north side, with crystal clear water and clean white sand. Flamingos flock on the banks of the south shore and feed in the sandy bottom of shallow water near the flats.
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez, Loreto, Mexico has remained a hidden gem locale that provides the ultimate luxury of space as people ease back into travel. Located on the eastern coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, travelers are able to explore the charming destination without the crowds. Part of Danzante Bay, Villa del Palmar boasts 4,447 acres, complete with an 18-hole golf course, four restaurants featuring fresh, local cuisine, 39,000 square foot Sabila Spa and five sparkling pools. Guests can choose from an array of suites and penthouses. Villa del Palmar and Danzante Bay can organize tours to the nearby islands as well as dives to explore the incredible underwater wildlife found off of the islands.
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