As the New Year is fast approaching, we have been busy writing a number of seasonal travel blogs, articles and destination guides for a wide variety of travel clients. Our festive travel content writing has ranged from this blog on Christmas activities in southwest England to this microsite about how to enjoy a winter sun cruise this season.
But when it comes to complete luxury, it’s hard to beat our feature article about partying on private islands…
Produced by us for the very first issue of Private Air New York Magazine (Winter 2014/2015) – a new publication spin-off by our long-term client Private Air Luxury Homes Magazine – it was published in early December 2014.
The article focuses on eight of the most beautiful and exclusive private islands in the world, covering everywhere from Fiji to The Bahamas, Zambia to Cambodia, and the kind of New Year’s Eve parties you could enjoy on them.
Fancy being whisked off to another world of exclusive luxury? Then scroll down to read the article now…
PRIVATE PARTIES: ISLAND ESCAPES FOR THE NEW YEAR
Ring in 2015 in style on your own desert island escape. Whether you’re after a barefoot romantic hideaway for two or a party for friends and family, we’ve got the best jewels in the ocean.
Laucala Island, Fiji
When an island is as drop dead gorgeous as Laucala, then you’ll want to do everything you can to preserve it. The owner has restored it to a stellar level of eco-luxury and it is now 80 percent self-sufficient. Hire one of the 25 villas (or the lot for a serious party) and book in some recovery time at the Fijian inspired spa.
Coco Prive, Maldives
At Coco Prive, lovers can escape to their very own Maldivian paradise. There is just one master residence on the breathtaking Kuda Hithi island (or you can invite up to 10 friends and put them up in luxurious villas if you wish). An intimate haven complete with a personal wine cellar, infinity pool, chefs and diving guides.
Sinbadezi Island, Zambia
See in the New Year with a spectacular African safari. Five open-sided luxury cottages are all that make up Sinbadezi Island, one of the top ten eco-lodges in Africa. It’s the only luxury bush camp close enough to explore Victoria Falls. Kick off 2015 with a visit to the largest waterfall on earth.
Song Saa, Cambodia
Its name means two hearts and this island duo is home to 27 villas, some over water, others within the small Jungle. It’s perfect for a private big bash. Guests can loll in oversized al fresco baths, dine at a world class restaurant and de-stress with locally inspired treatments at cute open-air salas.
Fregate Island, Seychelles
Part of the Oetker Collection, Fregate is an island the size of Monaco that’s completely private. 16 secluded villas share seven beaches, one of which is often voted one of the world’s top ten. Lush forest, rich fauna, renowned diving and awe-inspiring landscapes await. Recover at the on-island spa pavilion or blow the cobwebs away by sailing the coastline.
Fowl Cay Resort, The Bahamas
Head to the Caribbean for a private retreat with the luxury amenities of a resort. Fowl Cay has six villas on this unique island, each comes with its own motor boat and golf cart, meaning you can explore the lush beaches at your own pace. One for marine lovers: you can snorkel with the famous swimming pigs at Big Major Cay and feed wild nurse sharks. What a way to start 2015!
Makepeace Island, Australia
Ship out to the stunning east coast of Australia and make land on Richard Branson’s heart-shaped hideaway island, which sleeps just 22. Host the ultimate end of year party at the Balinese-inspired house with its lagoon style pool and chic bar, then cruise the coastline, relax in the two story spa or take in the outdoor cinema.
Cayo Espanto, Belize
Your own four-acre slice of Central American island paradise comes with seven villas, each with their own butler and plunge pool. A drop in the azure ocean, Cayo Espanto is a remote haven that includes your own restaurant and bar, where you can dance barefoot in the sand with no one watching.
You can read the original travel article, as published in Private Air New York Magazine – with many more pics – right here. You can also check out some of the other articles we wrote for the same issue… click here for a profile on the Mandarin Oriental New York or here for an interview with legendary restaurateur Sirio Maccioni.