April 21, 2023
The Luxury of the Little Islands
What better represents the true feeling of luxury like a remote island retreat? While the dream is owning an island of your very own, sometimes it’s just easier to rest at one already set up for you. Thankfully, the small islands of the world are more than prepared for the highest class of travellers.
Laucala Island, Fiji
About as remote as it gets, Laucala Island in Fiji is one of the most exclusive locations in the world, reachable exclusively by private aircraft, either your own or the one operated by the hotel. Each residence in the complex is separated enough to feel like a private home amongst the hills and trees.
The top quality dining is inclusive in any stay, all with produce and ingredients sourced locally. Showcasing the very highest end of traditional Fijian cuisine, amplified by world-class chefs. Beyond that, there are sunset cruises available as well as traditional Fijian massage at the Shambhala Retreat. For those interested in a more active time, there are traditional skill classes, diving sessions and deep-sea fishing outings all arranged on-site.
This is something a little different from the tropical paradises you may expect, especially for those already familiar with the main part of Malta. The country as a whole does cater for the luxury traveller of course, and casino high-rollers will likely know it well as the hub of gambling in the Mediterranean. Many big names and game providers are based there such as Push Gaming. Mr Q is one platform that hosts a range of games such as Jammin’ Jars and Wild Swarm. Online casinos are well known and highly regarded, which further cements Malta’s luxury status in business. On the whole, though, it’s still seen as a standard holiday destination.
Gozo, the northernmost island of Malta, is a very different story, especially when it comes to the Ta Cenc Resort (pronounced ‘Ta Chench’). Complete with its own private harbour for those travelling by yacht, it provides excellent spa facilities and 5-star dining, as well as beautiful rustic locales across the tiny island which may remind some of the most traditional and charming parts of Sicily. There’s extremely fresh fish in the restaurants, gorgeous taverna-style bars around the island and some incredible options for divers and nature lovers.
Jumby Bay Island, Antigua
Now, we’ll go around to the far side of the world to complete our triangle of islands. Jumby Bay is simply every single thing you might think of when you hear the words ‘Caribbean island’. Laying just two miles off of the main island of Antigua, the waters are crystal clear, the landscape has been fundamentally untouched for centuries and isn’t spoiled by a single urban feature.
Staying on the island is the ultimate in private too, as the local staff leave the island each night back to the mainland so that only the guests are left. All-inclusive options are available with 5-star local dining and champagne as standard, and the resort is complete with full spa facilities and yacht travel for those exploring the mainland.
These are three entirely different but all equally luxurious locations for you to try out. It all depends on exactly what you’re looking for out of your travel, but none will leave you disappointed.