Take in the sunset from Uluwatu, an 11th-century temple perched on a limestone outcrop overlooking the sea.
If you want to get away from it all, book a holiday on a tropical island. Our specialists have picked their favourite islands that never fail to please.
THE ISLAND FOR RELAXATION
How can we guarantee that a break in the Maldives will be relaxing? Well, if you stay at the COMO Cocoa Island you will have personal butler that will do everything for you. Want to make an appointment at the spa, or an excursion to see dolphins or you want to attend the meditation class, let your butler book it for you. And you can close your eyes and relax on the sundeck of your private villa. Hey – you deserve it.
THE ISLAND FOR ADVENTURE
When one of the world’s most famous divers opens a resort on the island, you know that you’re all set for an epic adventure. Vanua Lenu in Fiji is home to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort – an eco-retreat that comes with its own marine biologist. Take an SUP along the shoreline of Savusavu Bay, go for a walk through the mangroves, find out about local medicine from a village elder, or go diving in the one of the world’s best dive sites – the Namena Marine Reserve.
THE ISLAND FOR PAMPERING
This island off the coast of Thailand is filled with numerous spas ready to pamper you within an inch of your life. Visit Six Senses Koh Samui at the northern tips of the island. Choose a villa with a private pool and get ready to take in the sweeping panoramas of the Gulf of Thailand and its surrounding islands. Book one of the signature Secret La Four Hands Treatments at one of the individual spa villas or feel the sea breeze on your skin if you enjoy an ancient Thai Boran massage in one of the private open air salas.
THE ISLAND FOR CULTURE
Coral reefs, powder white beaches and striking volcanoes… The Island of the Gods isn’t short of natural wonders, but it’s also steeped in culture. The Hindu island if filled with ancient temples that you can explore. Take in the sunset from Uluwatu, an 11th-century temple perched on a limestone outcrop overlooking the sea. Leave your luggage at the bougainvillea-filled hideaway of Amanusa. This boutique resort also comes with its own cultural attractions as it not has its own temple but a resident priest.