Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Located in the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands are both exotic and exclusive. The best known island is Necker Island—owned by the flamboyant Richard Branson. The island boasts of beautiful beaches and a splendid marine life. It houses an ultra-luxurious resort (a Balinese-style villa) with 360-degree open bedrooms, which allow you to drink in breathtaking views of the sea. The island has played host to a number of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Princess Diana. Spending a night here will set you back a cool $47,000.
Palm Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Perfect for a honeymoon, rendezvous, or chic escape, this palm-studded resort island, is not easy to spot on the map. Getting to Palm Island, a favourite within the archipelago, involves taking an inter-island flight from Barbados to Union Island, followed by a ten-minute boat ride. Palm Island has only 40 guest rooms, all located along the beautiful Casuarina Beach. In addition, the island has every imaginable amenity. Guests will be delighted by the wonderful experiences available to them—scuba diving to a shipwreck, snorkelling with sea turtles, romantic picnic lunches and private beach dining.
Cocoa Island, The Maldives
Probably the Indian Ocean’s best kept secret—Maldives is home to several luxury islands. With beautiful villas overlooking white-sand beaches and shimmering blue lagoons, this could well be paradise. On offer is a dizzying list of high-end experiences, from dining at a heritage lighthouse, having a massage at the world’s first underwater spa and bespoke cruises to living in a glass-floored bungalow built over the sea. For a traditional cultural experience, hop aboard a dhoni, a traditional wooden Maldivian sailboat with ivory sails, which has the best contemporary facilities and a personal crew at your service.
Motu Tane, French Polynesia
Located within a stone’s throw from Bora Bora, Motu Tane is the most beautiful lagoon in French Polynesia. The private island resort can house only 20 guests at a time, making it the perfect destination for a quiet romantic getaway. Motu Tane, with its pristine white beaches and tropical forests, is spectacular in every sense. Enjoy the beautiful thatched villas (equipped with state-of-the-art facilities) and scuba dive through the virgin reefs. A personal chef is at your service to set up a traditional Tahitian feast in a beautiful torch-lit setting by the beach.
Musha Cay, The Bahamas
There’s magic in this paradise. Musha Cay is an ultra luxury island in the South Bahamas owned by illusionist, David Copperfield. To get to Musha Cay, you must take a chartered flight from Nassau to the island’s private runway.
The resort consists of five Balinese plantation-style villas. The décor is completed by vintage magic posters and memorabilia from the International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts.
Have a lovely lunch on a sandbar, spend the evening walking along the panoramic seaside, and watch a movie under the stars in an open air theatre, followed by stunning fireworks.
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