“The ocean’s power of regeneration is remarkable – if we just offer it the chance. We are in reach of a whole new relationship with the ocean, a wiser, more sustainable relationship. The choice lies with us.”
– David Attenborough
As a positive twist on this Blue Monday, 360 emphasises the most magical destinations and properties on our Blue Planet in all its splendour. Containing nearly 80% of all life on Earth, spending time in oceanic presence is therapy in itself. Facing out to sea, there is an incomparable calm that washes over us, due to its vast sight, immersive sounds or rhythmic energy that pulses towards the shore or dances amidst the waves. Soothe your senses and give in to the discovery of these escapes out at sea.
The Maldives Biosphere Reserve never fails to disappoint, and Milaidhoo offers “an emerald drop of paradise wrapped in soft white sands” near Hanifaru Bay, renowned for manta ray feeding. Encounter miraculous underwater scenes whether through diving, clear bottom kayaks, or cruising by catamaran as you spot dolphins in their natural habitat. Take part in a programme that shadows their resident marine biologist, enriching your knowledge about identification techniques and conservation practices
Alexa J, Indonesia
Imagine floating on a private whitewashed 38-metre schooner in the abundant Indonesian archipelago, accommodating up to 4 lucky passengers on board. The sleek interiors exceed all expectations, alongside your own chef, cruise director, spa therapist and dive instructor, who perfectly complement your ocean adventures with complete freedom. Secluded bays, treasure hunts, impeccable diving and stargazing awaits.
Blue Waters, Antigua
The name encapsulates Caribbean crystalline waters that shimmer in beach coves and enchant you with its healing touch. Laid-back luxury is retained here, with watersports galore and a rejuvenating spa. Dive straight into the ocean from Rock cottage’s private dock after an infinity pool soak. Explore the land of 365 beaches by a catamaran circumnavigation around the island, or visit Cades Reef and Barbuda as you create pristine underwater memories.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
Take advantage of the island’s marvellous ecosystem and sublime beaches, accessing the marine protected Coco Island by kayak or snorkelling, La Digue’s giant turtles and dramatic waves, and a memorable sunset cruise. Larger groups must stay at ‘Seascape’ and ‘Ocean Sounds’ sanctuaries for panoramic ocean views. As an important nesting site for sea turtles, monitor hatchlings by a photo identification database to ensure that the population thrives.
Tagomago Island, Ibiza
As one of the most stunning Balearic islands for your private exploration, Tagomago reigns supreme as a Mandarin Oriental Exclusive Home. Keeping with a minimalist, contemporary and sophisticated aesthetic in its 5-bedroom finca-style villa, charter days out at sea on the Mangusta 108 yacht, visiting Formentera, hidden coves, and arriving at secluded beaches by jet-ski.
The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The Retreat offers a unique experience in a magical setting – the epitome of a pampered stay, with unlimited massages and treatments at their world-class Spa. Imagine waking up to surreal views of light blue lagoons as a private space to rejuvenate, unwind, and dream. Opt for Helicopter tours to witness the ecosystem from above, then take advantage of the revitalising powers of silica and algae at their Mask Bar.
Surround yourself with this endless range of blues and spoil yourself this year. There’s no time to waste – secure these exclusive stays with your 360 Private Travel designer who will effortlessly take care of all the details…