Treat family and friends this festive season and whisk them away to an Indian Ocean paradise. The personal travel designers here at Bailey Robinson have lined up the top properties still available to book this festive season.
Spend your days soaking in the sun and relaxing from your villa’s own private infinity pool or one of the island’s three secluded beaches. If you’re looking for adventure, the resort offers a diverse range of activities both on and off the water, from hiking through the island’s deep jungle to snorkelling with rare species of marine life. For indulgence, a rope bridge spans the monoliths for access to some of the most scenic treatment rooms you’ll ever see.
As the only resort on this coral island in the far southern Amirantes group, you’ll feel remote as it gets at Four Seasons Desroches Island.
From your exclusive beach suite, pristine sands and the crystal-clear Indian Ocean are just steps away. With private plunge pools, tropical gardens and spacious decking, you’ll have plenty of space to relax, or for the utmost luxury the villas come with butler service around the clock. This is the kind of place families can unwind and honeymooners will revel, a rare feat.
Head to the iconic Lighthouse for fresh seafood and the most amazing panoramic views of the ocean or dine at the chef’s table at Claudine which serves up Mediterranean classics in a truly chic setting.
North Island epitomises everything that complete privacy embodies. Stretches of white sands meet a blanket of lush tropical palms. Uninterrupted views of the sparkling ocean are yours to enjoy in peace. This is the beloved honeymoon destination for the rich and famous and possibly our favourite place in the Seychelles.
When North Island say all inclusive, they mean it. Venture out on deep sea fishing trips or scuba dive to discover reefs that are teeming with life. It’s your island to enjoy how you want, so zip around in your own golf cart, cycle the islands sandy paths or go on a guided conservation walk or hike to deserve that time spent in the spa.
Set in the Baa Atoll, the Maldives only UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere, its impossibly white beaches are hard the resist. There’s a selection of water and beach villas, each with 180 degree views and freshwater pools from which to take in the postcard scenery. With a contemporary twist on classic Maldivian style, they are some of the best in the Indian Ocean.
COMO Maalifushi is undeniably alluring. Palm-thatched salas dot the waters, while interiors are refined yet paired down with white netting draped over four poster beds, huge marble baths big enough for two and soft light wood. If you stay in a Water Villa, you’ll have your own jetty, terrace and private pool with views stretching over shimmering waters.
Towering treehouses, over-water residences and moonlit destination dining. If you stay in an Ocean Reef House at Amilla Fushi, you can plunge straight from your private deck into the Indian Ocean. As well as over-water and beach residences, the owners have added a third option – the tallest treehouses in the Maldives with views stretching far across the atoll. All accommodation comes with private freshwater pools, vast amounts of space and bathrooms so large you can get lost in them.
Fine dining from around the globe, a world-class golf course and a paradise island lagoon setting. Set on a beautiful coral lagoon, Four Seasons at Anahita has plenty to keep you entertained, from an Ernie Els designed 18-hole golf to the famous Île aux Cerfs, which is just 20 minutes away by boat, for snorkelling, swimming or just catching the sun on pristine white beaches.
Rest, relaxation and deep blue ocean views on the paradise island of Mauritius. All the suites at Le Prince Maurice were designed with Feng Shui in mind. This is a place that prices pampering and relaxation above all else. The resort is small by Mauritian standards, and comes with all the attention to detail you’d expect from a five-star property. Many of the suites look out over the ocean, and the top-end Princely Villa even has its own villa master to take care of you during your stay.
This former sugar baron’s plantation house combines vintage Victorian and chic contemporary style to create an enchanting décor. Teamed with impeccable service, you’re guaranteed to feel right at home. Your luxurious suite comes complete with a personal butler who’ll waste no time in getting to know your favourite drinks and when you like your bed turned down for the night. It’s the little extras that make St Regis so special.
With plenty of accommodation options, this is a hotel for couples and families alike. Escape into a tranquil suite with views over the aquamarine water from your bed or enjoy the space and elegance of the four-bed St Regis Villa. With its own gym, spa, chef, oh and private beach of course, it’s the ultimate family getaway.
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