Bora Bora epitomises everything a tropical island should be. Which makes it perfect for the location of the Nui resort and Spa situated within a sacred cove of white sand and lava lock.
This spa offers authenticity and luxury in equal measure - combining Polynesian tradition and sumptuous comfort. The resort is set within 16 acres, which include 120 villas, 84 built on stilts over water.
There are two restaurants. Iriatai for Polynesian, Mediterranean and Pacific Rim cuisine. The Tamure Grill offers meals with dance shows.
Other facilities include a 1000 square metre infinity pool, art gallery, two bars, a beauty salon and fitness centre.
Doubles start at £280 ($560) per night.
Shanti Ananda spa has a burgeoning reputation as one of the finest spa destinations in the world.
Located on the island paradise of Mauritius, the spa offers everything from aromatherapy to health enhancing cuisine.
Accommodation comprises opulent villas with private swimming pools
The Shanti Ananda web site says:
Posted by Ruth Miller on Fri 1st February 2008 at 06:00 AM, Filed in Desert Islands
Coco Palm Bodu Hithi offers a genuine island sanctuary to get away from the hussle and bussle of modern life and relax in Asian inspired spas and scuba diving.
The accommodation comprises luxury villas that are either set on stilts or sand over water.
The Coco Palm Hithi web site says:
“Opened on November 1st, 2006, the enchanting private island of Bodu hithi located in North Malé Atoll is only a 40 minutes speedboat ride from the airport. The island is one of the gems of the Maldives with its exotic vegetation crossed by natural sandy walkways and is ringed by white sand beaches and coconut palms set off by a perfect backcloth of turquoise seas and isolated sand banks.
This new addition to the Coco Collection extends an appealingly fresh and different invitation to the discerning guests in an exclusive setting of infinite charm where stylish contemporary creature comforts blend easily with distinctive Maldivian themes.”
Seven nights of paradise sell for around £1490 ($3000) per person sharing, including flights, speedboat transfers and breakfast.
Shanti Ananda is situated on the paradise island of Mauritius and has been feted as one of the premier spots on the island offering a range of luxury spa treatments.
A stay at the Shanti Ananda can include aromatherapy, healthy eating cuisine and opulent accommodation in the form of villas that include private swimming pools.
Their web site says:
“SHANTI ANANDA promises both a blissful Mauritian experience and a pathway to vitality through a union of body, mind and soul.
Spread over 36 acres of tropical gardens, with breathtaking views of the hills and the Indian Ocean with its coral reefs, the resort is located in the south of Mauritius at St. Felix. Crystal clear turquoise waters greet you as you step out of your door; gracefully wooded hills circle the spa.
Enchantment fills the air as the great healers—nature, rest, beauty and stillness—begin to work their magic.”
Seven day packages start from £1,710 per person sharing, including flights, transfers and breakfast.
Whilst the myth of untouched Thai beaches persists - the reality is a little more prosaic. i.e you still get pretty beautiful remote and beautiful beaches (that’s a whole lot different from untouched).
Nonetheless, Koh Hipe comes pretty close to the perfect Thai coastal paradise of old. Turquoise waters surround this stunning island which is located in the Andaman Sea near the Malaysian border. Lipe Castaway which opened in November 2007 offers amazing views over the surrounding waters and includes:
• 10 traditional bungalows.
• Dive centre.
A nice touch is the environmentally friendly ethos i.e use of sustainable forests, natural ventilation, water heated by solar energy, and a sort of sea gypsy community (this involves the local sea community in the running of Lipe Castaway.)
The experience of Castaway offers privacy, snorkelling and diving in the surrounding Tarutao National Marine Park. If you really want to get away from it all you can try your luck on a supposedly uninhabited beach (personal cook, guide and canvas tent are included !!)