Looking forward to taking a break from your busy schedules? Does a desert island appeal to you as a holiday destination? Here are the best places to stay on the most spectacular islands around the world.
Ireland: Collanmore Lodge in Collanmore Island
Clew Bay offers an island for each of the 365 days in a year. Collanmore Island at its heart is renowned for its scenic settings and panoramic bay views. The best way to enjoy them is by staying in Collanmore Lodge. The lodge with its landscaped gardens offers a private bar, sauna and hot tub. It is great place for relaxation after a grueling day of exploring the island.
You can go on a cycling trip on the island, which is just a minute away from the mainland and 12 minutes away from the Westport town. Other things to do on the island include climbing the iconic pilgrimage mountain Croagh Patrick and walking to one of the favorite tourist attractions in Ireland, the Westport House and Country Estate.
Philippines: Apurawan Villa in Puerto Princesa Island
Staying at Apurawan Villa in the Puerto Princesa Island allows you to watch the South China Sea sitting on the beach with white sands. You can learn to make coconut oil and also to use it to prepare local fish dishes, plant tropical hardwood trees or fruits in the Villa’s garden and fall asleep at night listening to the soothing sounds of waves and tropical forests.
If you happen to travel to Philippines, then the Subterranean River National Park is a must-see destination. It is the world’s longest and most beautiful navigable underground river and it passes through a winding 8.2-kilometer-long cave before draining into the sea.
Thailand: Coconut Villa in Koh Mak Island
The luxury villa with its tropical gardens provides stunning views of the sea and the Marine National Park islands. The villa also offers a swimming pool, sunbathing areas and traditional Thai massage.
You can visit local temple, fishing villages, uninhabited villages, rubber plantations, a market and diving schools among 10,000 palm trees in the island. Furthermore, you can go snorkeling or kayaking to nearby small islands.
Seychelles: Citronelle in Eden Island
Citronelle offers one of the most exclusive residential marinas in the world. You can sit on the apartment deck to enjoy the stunning views of the island. You can go on a boat trip or island-hopping to Cerf, La Digue and Praslin.
It is the best place for watching giant birds and tortoises in their natural habitat and dive among reefs, canyons and wrecks that teem with exotic marine life. Other things to do on the island include trekking on jungle trails, eating at great local restaurants and enjoying the island’s gentle pace of life.
Fiji: Sekawa Beach Cottage in Savusavu Island
You can wake up listening to the sounds of tropical birds, wander along the private beach and collect shells, take to the water or just enjoy the characteristic Fijian villages, picturesque fishing boats and immaculate coral reefs.
Savusavu, a charmingly quaint South Pacific port that is surrounded by verdant hills, is tucked away into a wide bay. The other activities in the island filled with hibiscus include visiting waterfalls, watching rugby and relaxing in a hammock.