Secret island villas perfect for a secluded getaway
Sometimes you just want to tuck yourself away in paradise, just you and your partner, or you and your family – or just you – and watch the waves come rolling in. Somewhere where you don’t have to do much more than think about another Dark and Stormy – and it appears in your hand. The secret island villas on this list are just such places.
The kind of hideways where you can, if you suddenly feel inclined, stick your head up out of your blissful escape and have a quick conversation with someone else on the island, to share in the excitement of your surroundings and marvel together that you’ve incredibly managed to put your daily grind to one side to transport yourself to the white soft sand in front of you. But just a quick chat. You don’t want to break the spell after all.
There are some truly remarkable islands that you could opt for, and over time we plan to add the best of them to this list, continually refreshing and updating with new and fantastical island travel destinations to inspire your next vacation. We’ve started off with some remarkable locations, each unique, each worthy of a place at the top of this feature, and each likely to make you check your calendar to see how soon you can book your stay.
Think exotic islands in the Indian Ocean and Caribbean Sea, imagine seemingly undiscovered shores, wild lush interiors and an abundance of sights and smells so alluring they don’t seem real.
The island villas themselves have been chosen from the Wild Bay Collection and each offer something spectacular. These aren’t just isolated hotel rooms on a stunning stretch of beach, mountain top or lush green wilderness – these island villas are so luxurious, so cleverly designed to accommodate your needs and immerse you in the breathtaking natural environment it’s worth the trip just to stay in one.
We’ve gone for a mix of elegant decoration, modern tech and amenities and of course how they’re situated within the landscape to enhance your enjoyment of what’s outside.
Have you stayed in a secluded island villa that you think should be included in our search for the ultimate island villas? Which island villa was the best and how did it compare to those on our list? Tell us about your experiences and let’s raise the profile of the places that are truly unforgettable.
Wild Bay Co is as much a celebration of the people who make these incredible experiences possible, as it is a celebration of the luxury resorts and hotels themselves. If you’ve stayed somewhere outstanding that deserves recognition for its exceptional attention to detail as well as its stunning setting then contact us and let us know.
Fregate Island is heaven on earth. It’s the perfect blend of living spaces and untouched nature. The Villa was amazing, so spacious, flooded with light, yet secluded among tropical vegetation and as private as possible. The view from both the terrace as well as any other place on the island is breathtaking.
Fregate Island Seychelles is a secluded private island paradise with panoramic natural beauty. Its unique island villas offer incredible luxury in the most stunning natural setting, making Fregate Island one of the best luxury resorts in the Seychelles and one of the most amazing places to stay on the planet.
A secret world of wild natural beauty
Either as a couple for a romantic escape or a family getaway, the choice of 13 Private Pool Villas, 3 Private Pool Twin Villas and the private Banyan Hill Estate, designed with 3 detached Villas will suit perfectly for all your travel arrangements.
All Fregate Island villas offer dedicated and luxurious bedrooms and living areas, both with air-conditioning and ceiling fans. The bedroom provides a king-sized bed, a large, open bathroom with ‘his and hers’ face basins, indoor and outdoor showers with rain shower heads and a bathtub. A large closet with windows and the personal safe is to be found inside.
Your spacious living area includes a TV, DVD, CD-player, complimentary wireless internet access (in the whole villa), a small bathroom and outdoor rain shower. Further you find in two corners the coffee and tea making facilities and the minibar, equipped with your favorite drinks, a wine chiller filled with Fregate Island’s house wines, and a cocktail mixing kit.
The living room can be transformed into a second bedroom for up to three children. While the Private Pool Villas consist of one bedroom and measure between 400 and 450 sqm. Private Pool Twin Villas are slightly bigger at 650-700 sqm and offer a more spacious private sundeck and larger pool.
The private residence `Banyan Hill Estate`, measuring 1100 sqm, is located on its very own private peninsula. It consists of a large open core and living area with adjacent infinity swimming pool, study, TV lounge, sitting area and a fully equipped kitchen where your private chef prepares every meal personally for you.
Three immaculately furnished detached bedrooms with antiques from all over the Indian Ocean, each benefiting from its own terrace, bathroom with a panoramic-view bathtub and a corner with coffee and tea making facilities.
A personal assistant will be assigned to each villa including a 24/7 private butler service, to assure customized and high-class service throughout your stay. With your personal Fregate Island buggys parked outside your villa, you have the possibility to discover the Island and experience your very own adventure.
There are many incredible villas you can stay at on this list, but we’ll forgive you if you don’t make it past Fregate Island. It is spectacular.
Hurawalhi is truly a magical resort! After travelling most of the south pacific islands we have to say this is a stand-out holiday! We stayed in a Sunset Beach Pool Villa which was beyond comfortable, secluded and had all the amenities you can think of. We loved all the greenery and wildlife surrounding us. Thank you to Mode, the cleanliness was impeccable.
If you’re looking for iconic Maldives with world-class luxury accommodation very few resorts can compete with Hurawalhi. Glamorous and exotic, Hurawalhi Island Resort is a private beach paradise like no other with some of the best overwater villas in the Maldives plus the world’s largest underwater restaurant.
Iconic Maldives and the world’s largest underwater restaurant
Offering 90 incredible villas to choose from Hurawalhi Island Resort offers some of the best accommodation options in the Maldives, including iconic overwater villas. We’ve selected a few of the options below to highlight to give you more of an idea of what’s available.
Find beachside bliss in Hurawalhi’s Beach Sunset Pool Villa, which draws together all marvels of the Maldives that you desire: captivating views of the sunset, pure pleasures of having your private, ocean-facing infinity pool, and a beach leading to a translucent lagoon just steps away to round the perfection off.
Your Beach Sunset Pool Villa will impress with its charm and the surreal setting; the joys of island life, which makes time seem to pass by more slowly, are yours to embrace – the sand, the sea and the sun come with compliments of Hurawalhi.
The Romantic Ocean Villa boasts a soaking tub on the deck, offering the perfect end to the day against a symphony of colour as the sunsets. Wonder at exquisite, undisturbed views of the Indian Ocean from the spacious sundeck and take delight in having the utmost luxury on stilts over the glittering ocean all to yourselves. A heavenly hideaway, ideal for honeymooners, couples and all others who wish to live like royalty during their dream holiday in the Maldives.
If you’re looking for that Instagram perfect island villa in the Indian Ocean – this is it.
Seven of us stayed in Villa Hibiscus. It was stunning, as usual. Incredible staff to look after us, divine food every day, beautiful place to be, right on the beach. Literally perfect. Couldn’t fault it and indeed none of us left our villa in the 5 days we were there. If anything, it just wasn’t long enough! Highest praise to Khun Tai and her staff for looking after us so well! Thank you so much.
Discover a secluded island paradise on the north coast of Koh Samui, Thailand. Miskawaan Beachfront Villas offer the most luxurious of island villas commanding a quiet stretch of the sublime Maenam Beach.
Thailand island villa paradise. Boutique beachfront luxury
All nine of Miskawaan’s spacious boutique pool villas boast direct access to Maenam Beach and, ensuring all the perks of a world class hotel, the Miskawaan Beachfront Villas team are on hand to make you feel at home with their discreet and efficient, yet warm and relaxed, five-star service. The single-storey villas are perfectly suited to multi-generational travel and can accommodate groups ranging from four-to-40 people.
To give you an idea of what’s available we’ve selected two of Miskawaan’s villas to highlight.
Surrounded by lush tropical greenery, Villa Acacia is a secluded four-bedroom villa which commands 22 metres of beachfront at the fringe of the estate for the utmost privacy.
Lustrous Jim Thompson fabrics and wallpaper by French boutique Elitis form an elegant Thai aesthetic, joined by a fully-equipped gym and a swimming pool overlooking the beach. Connected to neighbouring Villa Bougainvillea by a subtle gate, Acacia is ideal for groups who want to remain separate yet still have easy access. This villa is also available as a two-to-three-bedroom villa. Highlights include outdoor and indoor dining areas, private gym, garden shower, gas fired outdoor BBQ and use of kayaks.
A slightly larger option is Villa Lotus. Sino-Portuguese touches and Thai artwork lend this grand villa plenty of local character. The sprawling grounds feature 39 metres of beach frontage and six bedrooms, including a family room split over two levels with a pool table and a master bedroom with a Jacuzzi, making it a favourite among large groups and wedding parties. A large swimming pool and a steam room complete the list of facilities. Also available as a four-to-five-bedroom villa. Highlights include indoor and outdoor dining areas, indoor lounge, a games room with pool table, use of kayaks, study/office and an outdoor bar.
The perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a luxurious tropical adventure on one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands.
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