A private island, oh my! It sounds very James Bond, very exclusive and very expensive. Exclusive yes, but now holidaying on your own private island has become more affordable, especially if there is a group of you. So what are you waiting for, pack the bags and go and enjoy an adventure you’ll never forget, on one of these beautiful private islands in Asia.
On this truly tropical isle, you can enjoy a jetted spa, daybeds on the veranda, a double shower, well stocked fridge, iPod docking station and your cozy hammock for two. The kids can have fun playing on the white sandy beach and the turquoise sea. Explore, snorkel and simply relax and have fun with the kids in tow. How can you not!
Turtle Island, www.turtlefiji.com/
Pulau Joyo, www.pulau-joyo.com/
Just 8km off the east coast of Bintan, Indonesia, this 5 hectare private island has been blessed with silky white beaches, vibrant coral reefs and lush tropical rainforests with native Banyan trees. For the adventure-thirsty kids, Nikoi offers rock climbing, island exploring, sailing and treasure hunts organized by the staff every morning. Check into one of the four 1-bedroom options with a small bunk room downstairs suitable for two children - ideal for a family of four.
Nikoi Island, Indonesia, www.nikoi.com/
Montigo Resorts, www.montigoresorts.com
Pulau Pangkil is an exclusive tropical island resort located off the Southeastern corner of Bintan Island, Indonesia. Pulau Pangkil is a private island paradise within easy reach of Singapore - perfectly suited for family week-ends or reunions. The journey to Pangkil is fun and relaxing. The minimum travel time from Singapore to the island is 2 hours 40 minutes.
Pulau Pangkil, www.pangkil.com/
This is a fantastic property and if you like rustic luxury combined with spa and wellness, this is the resort for you! Activities are abound on Con Dao where cycling around the island is a popular activity, as are rainforest treks, fishing excursions, discovering local island life through village visits, and exploring the nearby islands. The turtle hatching season is from May to September which is always a big hit with the kiddies!
Six Senses Con Dao, www.sixsenses.com/
For those looking for a cultural getaway Cambodia is an excellent choice. If you can spare an additional few days, then head south and pay a visit to the private island resort of Song Saa in the Koh Rong archipelago. Song Saa Private Island villas are designed in harmony with nature. There’s plenty to do too! Dive into the clear, warm waters, embark on excursions across the waves, kayak to hidden coves, hike through rainforest trails, do yoga on the beach while mom enjoys a massage.
Song Saa, www.songsaa.com/resort
Ariara is the ultimate off the beaten track destination. This private property is available to let including the exclusive use of the whole island, managed and serviced by the owner’s personal staff. This private paradise can be yours to share with whom you choose and no-one else! They have a new 33ft speedboat which is perfect for waterskiing and wakeboarding, for island hopping, or as a dive boat.
Ariara Island, www.ariaraisland.com/the_island.php
Gem Island Resort & Spa is your ultimate private island getaway with a one island one resort set up. It is one of the few privately owned islands in Malaysia built with its superb natural beauty still intact. Each villa is furnished with air-conditioning and a fan, a balcony with swing chair, a king size bed and a day bed, TV with satellite channels, tea & coffee making facilities and attached shower room and toilet.
Gem Island, www.gemisland.com.my/
Access to the island from the coast is usually made by wading through the surf on foot, or by some on elephant or sedan chair! Taprobane Island itself is approximately 2 1/2 acres. Coconut plantations, coastal villages markets and long deserted beaches are all close by. Accommodation is provided for in 5 en-suite bedrooms, with spacious living areas, balconies, verandas, tropical gardens and a stunning infinity pool.
Taprobane Island, www.taprobaneisland.com/