When it comes to natural beauty and the perfect place to unwind and soak up the sun, our planet’s coastlines are the ultimate destination. From rugged cliff faces to tropical paradises, we really are spoilt for choice. There’s just something about being at the beach that can’t be beaten. Whether it’s the crisp sea air, the gentle sea breeze, the sound of the waves gently lapping at the shore or the soft golden white sand underfoot, there is no better place to go and unwind.
With the market currently being flooded with ‘luxury’ offerings from around the globe, finding a the perfect luxury island resort can be a daunting task. The mistake that many resorts make is to create a complete divide between the resort and its surroundings. We have compiled a list of the Top 5 Luxury Island Resorts that have mastered this balance. Each one of these luxury resorts have the perfect blend of natural beauty, understated opulence, exclusive seclusion and world-class services.
Constance Moofushi | Maldives
Surprise, surprise. We’re talking about luxury beach resorts and a resort in the Maldives just happens to be on our list. Why could that be? Oh yes, could it be because the Maldives are about as close to the perfect tropical paradise as you could ever wish to get? With gorgeous hot weather for much of the year, along with soft white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, and azure skies with barely a cloud in sight, it’s easy to see why the Maldives are such a popular destination. Constance Moofushi resort however, is our favourite resort on this picturesque island. This all-inclusive resort is situated minutes away from some of the most popular diving spots on the planet, so be sure to back your snorkeling gear! There is luxury accommodation, 110 chic and rustic rooms to choose from, amazing sea views, fantastic entertainment, 5-star cuisine, an idyllic beach and plenty of activities to choose from. Our favourites are the villas build directly on the water. This resort is a beach-lover’s paradise and is not something you want to miss.
Four Seasons Langkawi | Malaysia
Another of our favourites has to be the Four Seasons Langkawi resort in Malaysia. This is the ultimate destination for people seeking a sunshine-packed tropical island retreat. This luxurious and tranquil resort is nestled on one of the finest beaches in all of Malaysia. Surrounded by UNESCO-protected mangroves, this tropical wilderness is ideal for those of you looking to experience Mother Nature in all her splendour, in total luxury of course! The resort itself has 91 ultra luxury villas and offers a wide range of activities designed to showcase the uniqueness that Langkawi has to offer. There are boat trips, safaris, water sports as well as a Geo Spa where guests can indulge and pamper themselves with a wide range of beauty and holistic treatments. All in the most relaxing surroundings imaginable. If you love nature and want peace, quiet, tranquility and luxury, this is the resort for you.
Jumby Bay Island
Ever think to yourself how cars and loud vehicle engines can sometimes spoil what was supposed to be a relaxing experience? If yes, then Jumby Bay Island is a luxury resort you can’t afford to miss. Located just off the coast of Antigua, the island resort features 40 fully-furnished deluxe villas, three tennis courts, two pools, and miles upon miles of white-golden sandy beaches, palm trees and the most amazingly turquoise oceans you could ever imagine. Did we miss anything out? Oh yes, this is a private island that is only accessible by boat. That means there’s not a car or a moped in sight. Many consider this private resort the finest in all of the Caribbean, and when you consider what the Caribbean has to offer, that is quite the accolade. The island itself was formerly a Rosewood resort and is now the latest addition to the Oetker Collection. With restaurants offering world-class cuisine sourced locally, guests can enjoy fresh and delicious Michelin Star quality cuisine in restaurants and bars including ‘The Estate House’, and ‘The Verandah’.
Spice Island Beach Resort | Grenada
The Spice Island Beach Resort was opened back in 1961 on the stunning Grand Anse Beach. The resort is one of the most popular in all of Grenada, but as it had recently celebrated its 50th birthday, the resort was starting to feel its age and so in 2013 it underwent an extensive renovation to reintroduce it to a brand new generation of travelers. The resort is a place of unpretentious luxury. While its new interiors are up to date the luxury island resort has not lost the essence of its historic past. This all-inclusive resort features beautifully kept grounds, modern yet chic rooms, free WI-FI, premium beverages as well as 5-star cuisine served at this resort’s two critically-acclaimed restaurants. For the days when you don’t feel like lazing around the pool in the sunshine, or sipping cocktails on the beach, there are also plenty of activities to keep you entertained.
Fowl Cay Resort | Bahamas
Last, but certainly not least, we have Fowl Cay Resort situated in the Bahamas. This luxury private island retreat features just six luxury villas and can only house a maximum of 28 guests, so if it is peace and solitude you seek look no further. The island spans 50 acres and offers three amazing beaches. We don’t use the word ‘luxury’ lightly, but believe us when we say that this resort really does embody the word ‘luxury’ in every sense of the word. Here guests will be accommodated in their own private, very spacious deluxe villas, with each one receiving its own personal golf cart and boat! That’s right, there aren’t many villas in the world that come with a private boat included, but if you stay at the Fowl Cay Resort, that’s exactly what you can expect. Best of all is that everything is all-inclusive, from water sports equipment to top-shelf liquor and cuisine. The gorgeous sun in the clear blue sky may be hot, but in the luxury air-conditioned rooms, you’ll find cool and rejuvenating escapism.