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Luxury Private Islands Around Asia

by Varnapriya Prakash
31.05.2017
Live it up like Robinson Crusoe – only better – at these luxurious private island retreats
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Amanpulo

Surrounded by magnificent stretches of the Sulu Sea on Pamalican Island, Amanpulo is the whisper-quiet haven you’ve been seeking. Fret not about getting to this remote island getaway: every guest will be greeted in Manila and flown on a chartered plane to the resort's private airstrip. If you manage to tear yourself away from the luxurious confines of your private villa or casita (cabin), the resort offers plenty of activities for the thrill-seeker – from diving to fishing, sailing, windsurfing, and island-hopping. 

Rates per person start from $1220++/night (inclusive of taxes and fees).

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Song Saa
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Song Saa

Only a 35-minute boat ride away from the port of Sihanoukville is Cambodia’s first luxury island resort, Song Saa. Designed in harmony with nature, each of the resort's 24 stylish overwater, oceanfront, and jungle villas are built with sustainable materials – a testament to Song Saa's commitment to conservation. If you're a sunseeker with an affinity for the open sea, you're in luck: get the chance to snorkel in a protected coral reef surrounding the island or hire a boat out to the nearby Koh Rong archipelago for a private beachfront picnic.

Average daily rate starts from $1250++ per person per night.

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Nikoi

Only 50 miles away from Singapore, Nikoi is not just your average holiday resort. Island owners Andrew Dixon and Peter Timmer first chanced upon the pristine beauty of Nikoi 16 years ago during their quest for an alternative form of accommodation in the region – and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, the 15 hectare private island is the ideal tropical retreat, surrounded by white sandy beaches, coral reefs, lush rainforests, and magnificent natural rock formations.

Rates start from $375/night per person

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Pangkor Laut

Previously voted 'Number One in the World' by Condé Nast Traveller, Pangkor Laut  is a tropical eden located just a 15-minute boat ride from the Malaysian mainland. Here, guests are guaranteed seclusion not only from the outside world but from the other guests as well, thanks to its sprawling gardens and private villas. The Spa Village is Pangkor Laut's finest draw: enjoy its signature Bath House Ritual (combining elements of Japanese, Chinese and Malay bathing) before surrendering yourself to an array of local wellness therapies

Rates start from $330++/night

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Batu Batu

A hidden treasure nestled amidst coconut groves and powder white sands on the uninhabited island of Pulau Tengah in the South China Sea, Batu Batu is an island resort with rustic charm in spades. With airy, loft-style villas, you can xpect a simple yet welcoming retreat built in the style of a Malay kampung village by local carpenters. Committed to preserving the island’s natural surroundings, Batu Batu has adopted sustainable practices and even set up the Turtle Watch Camp conservation project to protect the critically-endangered and endangered Hawksbill and Green Turtles around the island.

Rates per person start from $240++/night (excluding 3 meal plan).

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Pulau Pangkil

You want privacy? You've got it. Pulau Pangkil truly brings your Castaway fantasies to life: located off the coast of Pulau Bintan, this private island paradise is available for hire in its entirety. Here, you get the full works – nine luxury driftwood palaces scattered around the island and team of 20 staff members at your beck and call. Perfect for family gatherings, weddings, and team-building events, Pulau Pangkil will keep you occupied for days on end with its array of activities ranging from island-hopping to kayaking, snorkelling, fishing, and relaxing spa treatments. 

Prices start from $6,900 for a 3 day/2 night weekend for up to 10 pax.

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Telunas Resorts
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Telunas Resorts

The Telunas experience is timelessly simple: escape from hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle at this private island retreat off the coast of Sugi Island. With top-notch personal service, rustic beach chalets and overwater villas, and a host of activities to keep you entertained, this charming haven is a must-visit for any city-slicker. 

Prices start from $200/night at the Telunas Private Island Resort Sea Villa

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Pulau Joyo

Pulau Joyo, the sister island of Pulau Pangkil, is your classic Robinson Crusoe island – surrounded by clear blue sea and white sand beaches as far as the eye can see. Offering a complete barefoot luxury experience, Pulau Joyo is wonderfully secluded with only seven beach palaces on the entire island. Coupled with fabulous food and relaxing massage treatments, the island seals its status as the ultimate tropical escape.

Prices start from $322 per person per night 

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