If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to explore a beautiful tropical island, you’re not alone. Many of us want to escape to a paradise beach, surrounded by glistening white sands and crystal-clear waters while drinking from a coconut. But not all paradise islands are the same. Whether you’re looking for lush jungles, captivating culture, enchanting landscapes, or underwater kingdoms, there is a glamorous island out there to suit.
So, if a luxury deserted island is on your bucket list, check out these beautiful destinations, pack your ultimate travel accessories, and book your flights to the best vacation of your life!
Heading to the Maldives is usually high on most people’s bucket lists. Long stretches of white sand, sparkling aquamarine waters, beautiful wildlife, and stunning landscapes all combine to create the perfect deserted island getaway.
A sovereign archipelagic nation perfectly positioned in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are unrivaled in terms of their unique geography and culture. Visit during the peak season (December-April) for the ultimate weather and soak up the rays from a lounger by the pool in your luxury resort.
Head to the colorful capital of Male to get a taste of local life, before diving with the Hammerhead sharks that are native to the region. A highlight of any trip to these beautiful islands is a performance of the local Bodu Beru dance, which begins slowly and builds to a crescendo of drums and dancing.
The Seychelles truly are a gift from Mother Nature, with paradise islands scattered across the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, you could be forgiven for not wanting to leave. Lush green hills and picturesque palm trees provide the perfect backdrop to tranquil activities, such as snorkeling and beach yoga.
Spend the day scuba diving off Mahé, Praslin and La Digue to explore the abundant marine life, or head to the capital city of Victoria to check out the boutique shops and fabulous restaurants. Take a guided hike through the rugged mountains, coastal mangroves, and dense forests of Morne Seychellois National Park, and see how many rare species of birds and plants you can spot.
Luxurious 5-star resorts, indulgent spas, celebrity chef restaurants, and sparkling crystal-clear waters, the glamour of the Bahamas is famous the world over. The beauty of coming here is that everyone can experience VIP treatment, even on a budget. Whether you want to spend your days luxuriating on a superyacht or exploring the multitudes of places to eat the mouth-watering Bahamian cuisine on these beautiful islands, there are plenty of glamorous ways to enjoy a vacation in the Bahamas.
Explore the beaches and nightlife on the bustling Paradise Island, or indulge yourself in a spot of deep-sea diving in the world-famous Dean’s Blue Hole. Visitors can also spend an afternoon hiking or kayaking through the lush forests of Lucayan National Park on Grand Bahama, or getting lost in the beautiful backstreets of Harbour Island.
If you truly want to experience the magic of “island time”, then it doesn’t get much better than the magical islands of Fiji. The rich culture on this archipelago comes second only to the exquisite beaches, lush landscapes, and colorful marine life. Whether you want to explore the deep blue sea or kick back and relax in one of the many laid back resorts, Fiji has everything you could need and more.
Known as the “soft coral capital of the world”, Fiji is home to the Rainbow Reef and the Great Astrolabe Reef, perfect for those who love to discover nature’s underwater treasures. The bustling town of Suva is ideal for whiling away an afternoon in air-conditioned shops or colorful markets, while visitors can experience authentic indigenous life in the ancient village of Navala in the Nausori Highlands.
Whichever island you choose, you’re bound to have the experience of a lifetime. Clear waters, warm sands, and stunning scenery are available in buckets on these beautiful islands, the only trouble you’ll have is leaving them behind!