Sparkling turquoise water and pristine white, sandy beaches await guests at Batu Batu, a tranquil idyll situated off the eastern coast of Malaysia, just under four hours drive and a speedboat ride from Singapore. This eco-friendly boutique resort, nestled amongst the coconut groves of uninhabited Tengah Island, comprises of 22 chic one-and two-bed sustainable hardwood villas, some of which adjoin annexes housing bunk beds or cots.  Let's go!

What to see and do?

* SWIM:  Escape the daily grind on one of the island's eight deserted beaches or soak up the sun's rays alongside the freshwater infinity pool.

* EXPLORE:  Dive into the surrounding crystal clear waters to explore the island's colorful coral reefs; or kayak around its 3km perimeter if you are feeling a tad more energetic.

* SPA:  Relax with a rejuvenating massage at the hands of an experienced therapist at the in-house hilltop spa

* INDOOR FUN:  When it gets too hot or wet, young'uns can go wild at the Play House which comes fully equipped with books, toys and DVDs.

* EAT:  Sample exquisite modern renditions of classic Malaysian and European dishes, a selection of which can be pared down to kid-sized portions, at the open pavilion restaurant. Alternatively, your little ones can choose to chow down on all-time favorites like burgers and pizza from the kid's menu. The restaurant cum bar also boasts picturesque 270 degree views of the South China Sea, making it the perfect venue for a romantic interlude (just don't forget to book a babysitter!).