If the isolation of a real private island is not to your taste, Australia’s iconic Hayman Island and its singular accommodation is for you. In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, guests are invited to enjoy ‘spectacular’ dining and relax amid its ‘celestial’ blue sea. Spoil yourself with a signature ‘ocean dreaming’ massage, explore the private beaches, revel in underwater experiences and marvel at the striking verdant cliffs, rising out of the azure blue ocean (best witnessed on the resort’s vaunted seaplane and helicopter tours). The island’s original resort was built in the 1940s by Sir Reginald Ansett. The island is currently undergoing a ‘significant’ refurbishment, but will reopen in July 2019.
Hayman Island, Queensland, Australia