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If you are looking for an optimum way to relax and forget about the city life while the sun shines, a luxury Island holiday is just what you need!

  • 1. Thanda Island, Tanzania
  • Thanda Island is situated off the coast of Tanzania, East Africa. It’s an exclusive private luxury island retreat, but even though it’s grand, it feels like a home away from home. It’s relaxed, surrounded by nature and crystal clear water – certainly the ideal place to recharge. But beyond that, it’s also a place to have loads of fun with your family or friends, with activities and amenities fit for royalty. Take sailing trips around the island, swim with whale sharks, do yoga on the beach, play tennis, enjoy the placid shores that envelope Thanda Island, and much more. What’s great about a private island (not that you need much convincing), is that you avoid the crowds, the honeymooners, the family vacations – it’s just you, those you love and the ocean on your doorstep. What more could you want?

  • 2. Bawah Island, Indonesia
  • Bawah Island in Indonesia is one of the youngest Island resorts offering six uninhabited forest-covered islands, three lagoons and thirteen sparkling white sandy beaches with turquoise waters.  Bawah is fast becoming one of the world’s most exhilarating new hideaway paradises for those looking to relax away from the crowds that love to frequent Indonesia. Bawah also offers outdoor adventures on land and sea, such as snorkelling with tropical fish, green turtles, hiking through butterfly filled rainforests, gliding over corals in see-through kayaks where you will see coral reefs of all colours of the rainbow, and after a day filled with excitement the cherry on top is indulging in Thai and Balinese spa treatments to get back to your state of ‘Zen’. Bawah Island offers thirty-five villas, of which eleven are above the water on stilts, made from local bamboo and recycled teak.

  • 3. Seychelles
  • The Seychelles is still one of the most beautiful islands on earth. It’s known not only for its crystal clear waters and healthy marine life, but also for its deep-rooted Creole culture and incredible food. It’s a great place to enjoy the tranquility of nature where the beautiful tree-lined white sand beaches meet emerald green rainforests. The warm waters of the Seychelles is filled with an abundance of marine life, and snorkelling and diving here can only be described as swimming in a large fish tank! The entry point to Seychelles is Mahé, it is the largest island with many fabulous resorts, beaches and restaurants. However, there are many islands to choose from in the Seychelles, and where you stay will be dependent on your interests. Praslin is known to be quieter, and more private than that of Mahe for example, while La Digue is known for its extra clear waters with dramatic cliffs.

  • 4. Hayman Island, Australia
  • The most northerly island of the Whitsunday Islands is Hayman Island. Although Hayman Island is most famous for its luxury resorts and private islands, it is open to the public. Whitsundays is a popular holiday spot for Australians but is fast becoming a favourite hotspot for visitors from all over the world with its dazzling white beaches and the Great Barrier Reef location. The Hayman Island resorts will take your breath away with its natural beauty. There are plenty of activities in and around Hayman Island, such as: day trips to the Great Barrier Reef, sunset hikes, bird and butterfly walks, snorkelling, paddle skiing, windsurfing, Barramundi feeding at Rainforest Lagoon, sailing, kayaking, fishing, golf-buggy trips through forest etc.

  • 5. Mauritius
  • Off the southeast coast of Africa, you will find Mauritius, which has earned the reputation as being one of the top holiday destinations in the world, with its stunning beaches, crystal blue waters, lagoons and coral reefs. Sunrise or sunsets are breathtakingly beautiful and a popular backdrop for weddings, celebrations or to snap that stunning picture while taking a stroll along the beach. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park with hiking trails, rainforests, waterfalls and wildlife such as the flying fox to enjoy whilst discovering Mauritius. Mauritius is filled with contrasting colours, flavoursome foods and a diversity of cultures which makes this island so charming and fascinating. There are a few resorts to choose from and each are as beautiful, so you cannot go wrong when planning your holiday. Mauritius has much to offer with its many golf courses, museums, botanical gardens, which is one of the best in the world, hunting, bird watching, many water sports and mountain trekking.

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