When permissible: 5 island properties to check out
Nothing to remind you of remoteness than sand, sea, and salt air.
Located on Ikuchijima island, Japan, is Azumi Setoda, a property whose design is inspired by the mutable properties of wood, stone and soil. There's plenty of time for self-reflection on this island of just 8,000. Cycling by the sea is as popular as immersing yourself in ryokan-style hospitality.
One with Nature
Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, is a secluded sanctuary beside Ubud's Ayung River that’s framed by rolling hills, rice paddies and the verdant jungle. Explore hidden temples in Ubud or be whisked away on a scooter for some sun and fun.
Slice of Paradise
Overlooking the South China Sea, The Sanya Edition in Haitang Bay, Hainan Island combines coastal sensibilities with Eastern design elements. The element of water is central to the whole experience – from bamboo-flanked swimming pools to private areas of the ocean reserved for guests.
Feel the Rush
For those who cannot stop moving, W Koh Samui balances energetic youthfulness with all the resort pampering one needs. Experience sunsets, sunrises, kick-boxing classes and parties before hitting the spa to recharge.
Luxury is not just about paying for comfort. It is also about being able to afford time for self-care. We recommend going to an island, like the The Waldorf Astoria Maldives, and let the sounds of the Indian Ocean wash your troubles away.