It’s been over a year since the Covid19 pandemic, and despite posting multiple insta hastags and nostalgia photos from our throwback vacations, we still can’t help but wonder about a luxurious summer holiday. Keeping in mind the current mood with caution, there is an increase in demand for anything to do with ‘private’ – from planes to villas or private islands — as affluent travellers seek isolation and seclusion to ensure safety. With the need to escape from the confinement of homes after months, one can check out some luxurious beach resorts around Indian continent. Unlike the popular crowded destinations, these resorts are very unique and provide much-needed privacy for their high value customers. Check it out:
Samujana Villas: The name comes from the blend of Koh ‘Samui’ and the word ‘Jana’, meaning coral in Moroccan, due to its stunning hillside location overlooking a coral cove, with private beach access and uninterrupted views of Samui. Samujana’s definition is very simple – 23 charming villas from 1 to 8 bedrooms, all with oversized private infinity pools, modern Thai architecture and breath-taking views, 5 star hotel services and details that make the world of differences, the perfect place for friends and family to gather and have a great time. Each villa comes automatically with its private Villa Manager and villa maid, state-of-the art leisure facilities and the latest in audio and media amenities, your private villa is your home away from home with your own private chefs and staff.
Jumby Bay Island Resort: Set in one of the most beautiful untouched locations in the world, Jumby Bay Island is a private island of simple pleasures in the Caribbean nation of Antigua & Barbuda, just two miles off mainland Antigua. Ringed with coral reefs and easily accessed by a short private boat transfer from mainland Antigua, with not a car in sight, this dreamlike isle of white-powdered beaches and winding bicycle paths is a one-of-a-kind hideaway. Surrounded by lush tropical foliage, Jumby Bay Island spans 300 private acres and is home to 4.5 miles of pristine shoreline, with the main resort presiding over some of the most fiercely protected beaches in the Caribbean. This pristine island sanctuary is so safe and is exactly what people need now. A place to reconnect with nature, in an unhurried atmosphere with the
meticulous attention of the resort’s team for your peace of mind. Jumby Bay, features 28 tastefully decorated suites and luxury vacation villas spread across a beautiful private island, two miles off the coast of Antigua. Just steps away from pristine white beaches, each suite is a tranquil oasis offering spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea.
Bawah Reserve Indonesia: Bawah is an exceptional barefoot, back-to-nature private island eco-resort, set in a previously uninhabited marine conservation zone across six lush, forest-canopied islands, three sheltered lagoons and 13 beaches. Surrounded by clear turquoise waters, blue lagoons and coral reefs, this pristine destination caters to outdoor adventurers with an appetite for indulgence as well as paradise seekers looking for relaxation. Bawah offers the true meaning of sustainable luxury and the joy here is that you don’t have to share the sand with the crowds. With thirty-six sustainably made suites, the exclusive resort offers a sensational private island experience in a remote, untouched part of Indonesia.
Pimalai Resort & Spa, Krabi: The award-winning property cascades through 100 acres of tropical jungles easing its way towards one of Thailand’s best beaches – the Kantiang Bay. The 900 meters beachfront and 100 acres of paradise at Pimalai will rekindle your love for nature amidst lush tropical forests and the endless Andaman waters. Fall in love with the vivid azure cove, golden strips of sand and the verdant green of the surrounding mountains. Unlike the rest of Koh Lanta which had given way to resorts, beach vendors and the hectic buzz of tourism, the natural setting of Pimalai remains virtually untouched up to this day. With rooms and villas situated some 60 to 80 metres above the sea level in a serene rainforest offering unrivalled ocean views, magnificent sunsets and all-round privacy, Pimalai is the perfect destination whether it’s a family trip, a romantic getaway or a picture perfect beach wedding. With no immediate neighbors, the 121-room resort is a serene sanctuary where guests can feel completely at peace in their private surroundings.
(The listicle is complied by Daisy Basumatari, a communication expert and an independent traveller)