With more positive signs towards travel opening up, chase the warmth and renew yourself at these prime island resorts in the Maldives, Caribbean and the Canaries. Seasons change, yet the enduring sun offers us refuge from the chill of Winter, infusing us with a caramel glow and improving our wellness through a coveted, natural lifestyle.
Waldorf Astoria Ithaafushi
Just a 40-minute yacht journey from Male, a haven among a string of coral atolls, lagoons and white sands awaits at Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi! Your beach or overwater villa is discreetly positioned offering ultimate privacy and seclusion. Embark on a culinary journey and experience the eleven restaurants on offer each with a different theme, including treetop dining in your own private pod at Terra. You can also enjoy serene spa treatments and exciting watersport activities or just chill out by the Lagoon and Mirror pool while the resident DJ plays.
Six Senses Laamu
As a stand-alone resort in the Laamu Atoll, whose resident Manta Rays frequently visit Hithadhoo Corner, Six Senses perfectly encapsulates its dedication to sustainability and wellness. Visit the Earth Lab, a hub for self-sufficiency and zero waste which positively impacts both communities and visiting guests. They boast 97 villas crafted from local materials, 9 unique treatment nests, 42 flavours of complimentary homemade ice-cream and artisan chocolate!
Design lovers will adore this art-immersive luxury retreat in the Raa Atoll, one of the largest and deepest in the world! Joali takes aesthetics to heart, displaying internationally-renowned artwork at their studio and choosing sustainable pieces that blend seamlessly into the natural surroundings. The juxtaposition of lavish rose-gold interiors with wooden and marble elements contrasts elegantly against the golden sunsets and shimmering seas at the end of every idyllic day.
Newly renovated and inspired by kaleidoscopic forms from its surroundings, Finolhu stretches across 4 islands dotted on the Baa Atoll, with no shortage of activities and restaurants to choose from. They encourage you to wine and dine to your hearts delight, after an energetic day of water sports, or calming day of ‘dolce far niente.’ This UNESCO Biosphere Reserve houses over 1200 reef species, with dive butlers guiding these life-enriching experiences. In their own poetic words: ‘Our spirits are lifted by the sea, and our sense of time disappears.’
Just two miles from Antigua by boat, you will find Jumby Bay’s 300-acre private island where you’ll travel solely by bicycle or foot. Restore your peace of mind and find sanctuary at their collection of 40 beachside rooms or suites, 14 luxurious villas or 22 palatial residences for a family retreat, all possessing the comforts of home including private staff. Their all-inclusive experience guarantees that you simply arrive ‘with your swimsuit and let every care drift off on a sea breeze.’
Antigua boasts 365 beaches, one for every day of the year! Carlisle Bay takes full advantage of vast, sweeping ocean views, with floor to ceiling windows in each of their 87 suites complete with balcony or terrace. As natural light highlights shimmering turquoise waters nearby an emerald green rainforest, relax amidst sumptuous, contemporary furnishings with a distinctly Caribbean flavour. Spoil yourself at this secluded and tranquil haven.
The Ritz-Carlton Abama
A direct 4.5 hour flight away, The Ritz-Carlton Abama’s ‘Pink Palace’ is a perfect year-round escape for sunshine. Bespoke service & details can suit every individual, with choices between 7 swimming pools, a golf course, kids club with an oceanic & outdoor focus, Michelin-Starred fine dining venues, wellness experiences as well as adult-only villas. Boasting eco-adventures around surf & sand, mountains, cliffs and the sky, Tenerife is a natural jewel awaiting your discovery.