Technology has made the world smaller now than ever before. At any given moment we can be reached by phone, text, or email. We work harder than ever before, juggling multiple tasks over longer and longer hours. We deal with people on our commute, at work, online, at social engagements. Do you ever want to just get away from it all? You can! Instead of planning your next vacation to a popular tourist locale or busy city, you can choose a truly private destination where you can rest and restore balance to your frantic life. These three luxury escapes afford you the peace that comes with privacy.
When you are imagining a truly secluded luxury vacation, perhaps the first scenario that leaps to mind is renting a private island. Islands are literally cut off from the world, insulated on all sides by gorgeous, clear water. Whether you are vacationing with a large group or just someone special, luxury island rentals are available to suit your needs. Choose from traditional tropical locales like the Bahamas or Fiji or embark on a more adventurous island adventure off the coast of Scandinavia. Read about our suggested private island escapes before your plan your trip.
We suggest: Four Seasons Maldives at Voahvah, Baa Atoll
Voavah is a truly private island coupled with legendary Four Seasons service: seven bedrooms, Beach House, PADI 5-Star Dive Centre, white-powder beach, vibrant reef, extreme water sports, pools and spa. Your own 2-hectare (5-acre) playground and party hideout, 19-metre (62-foot) luxury yacht, and UNESCO ocean territory. Off limits to everyone else. Limitless to you.
Why limit your private vacation to just one location? When you charter a private yacht, you can move from port to port, island to island without sacrificing your privacy. Explore Greek isles, Caribbean ports, or exotic locales in Indonesia all from the deck of your own yacht. Luxury yachts can be chartered for vacations of almost any length, so you can enjoy the seclusion as long as you would like. Read our guide to our favorite charter destinations for luxury getaways for travel inspiration.
We suggest: Silentworld – 129 foot yacht
Silentworld’s interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 rooms, including a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 6 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere.
Instead of insulating yourself with ocean, you can find privacy in the forest. Glamorous camping, or glamping, is a travel trend that has been popular for years now. A glamping vacation gives you all the privacy of a deep woods camping trip without sacrificing any of the luxury amenities to which you are accustomed. Imagine spending your vacation in a quiet forest, sipping on a glass of red as you soak in a wood-fired hot tub. Doesn’t that sound more relaxing than a jet setting trip to a major metropolis or a crowded resort?
Our own travel ambassador, Eva LaRue, took a glamping vacation to Montana with her daughter last year. You can read more about her experiences horseback riding, fishing, and enjoying the beautiful scenery of The Ranch at Rock Creek.
Still not convinced that glamping is for you? Read our guide to why every luxury traveler should try glamping.
We suggest: Amanwana – Moyo Island, Indonesia
The wilderness hideaway of Amanwana sits on Moyo Island, an unspoilt nature and marine reserve to the east of Bali. The only resort on the island, it is a private paradise surrounded by the turquoise waters and pristine reefs of the Flores Sea.
Which of these private vacation ideas speaks to you? If you were to plan a vacation today, would you choose glamping, yachting or relaxing on a private island? Let us know in the comments below!