So you’ve been in isolation for a while and it turns out you kind of like your own company, but you’re itching to see more of the world than your own living room? These destinations are perfect for a slow immersion back into society, nature, and adventure.
The only people you need see on a trip to any ÀNI Private Resorts property are those you travel with and the staff servicing your exclusive villa – that’s the beauty of the resort group’s unique concept!
ÀNI Thailand is located on a private expanse of beachfront the peaceful island of Koh Yao Noi and with ten stunning bedrooms and every amenity you could ever want, it promises a magical Southeast Asian getaway for up to 20 guests.
Epitomising the word ‘zen’, the resort offers captivating views of the mythic limestone formations of Phang Nga Bay, and its remarkable design was inspired by the temples of Northern Thailand. Sacred pergolas, water features, dramatic columns and a soothingly minimalist wooden interior set in a gorgeous natural oasis of green tropical surroundings immerse you in the harmonising forces of nature and luxury.
Perfect for families or groups who just want to spend quality time together, the facilities and amenities include an oceanfront swimming pool, waterslide and children’s pool; a therapist-staffed spa with Ayurvedic treatments; fitness centre; water sports equipment; yoga pavilion; multiple dining venues; and a cooking class facility.
In addition to the boutique perks of the estate itself, a wide range of activities that embrace the local flair are offered, including cave kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, Muay Thai Boxing classes and cooking classes with your personal chef.
The resort’s world-class dining experience offers a delightful mix of local flavours and international fare, with your group’s gourmet menus crafted by executive chef, Yao, to specifically to meet your individual preferences and tastes. Meals are served in any of the estate’s spectacular dining venues including the main dining sala, which floats above the infinity pool at the beach’s edge.
ÀNI Sri Lanka has been custom designed to deliver the ultimate holiday for groups of up to 30 guests. Comprising 15 bedrooms across two luxury villas, it allows you the freedom to rent the whole estate for their party or, if you’re travelling with a smaller group, to book one villa only.
Perched atop a bluff overlooking pristine blue waters on the lush shores of southern Sri Lanka in Dickwella, and sprawled across five acres of beautifully-manicured grounds that are cradled within two headlands, the stunning estate commands its own stretch of white-sand beach.
ÀNI Sri Lanka combines contemporary architecture with the finest bespoke fittings and first-class facilities, including a spa offering a menu of Asian-inspired treatments, oversized pools that showcase spellbinding views of the surrounding landscape, dedicated children’s pools with waterslides, and an array of spaces for dining and entertainment.
Executive Chef, Cyril, delivers a world-class gourmet dining experience that incorporates both traditional Sri Lankan dishes – influenced by local spice producers, Indian neighbours and former colonial powers – and international fare.
Meals are served in any of the estate’s spectacular dining venues. The main open dining structures enjoy spectacular views from their perches above the beach. Cafés and instructional kitchens allow you to learn from the chef and gain insight into Sri Lankan culinary technique.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can venture beyond the estate to explore magical Sri Lanka—the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Galle, leopard-spotting at the nation’s game reserves , tea tasting at the highlands’ plantations—or simply settle in for quality time to reconnect.
Set on a dramatic clifftop overlooking the craggy Caribbean coastline of Little Bay and surrounded by 33 shockingly white-sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, ÀNI Anguilla is a 10-bedroom resort that is divided into two standalone villas – North and South – that caters for up to 20 guests.
Stunning modern architecture and luxurious privacy fuse with coastal accents, such as clear views of the Caribbean Sea from almost every angle of the resort, and create a casually elegant island experience.
You can spend your time in total privacy, splashing in the heated infinity swimming pool, enjoying a soothing soak in the breathtaking cliff-edge hot tub, kicking back with a bespoke cocktail at the roof lounge or cabana lounge, exploring the surrounding terrain in golf carts or mountain bikes, or watching a movie in the resort’s home theatre.
ÀNI Dominican Republic is a 14-bedroom private resort catering for up to 28 guests that is located in a stunning, untouched, rural area of the island’s northern coast, close to the fishing village of Rio San Juan.
Built right on the waterfront within its own peninsula, ÀNI Dominican Republic is designed to integrate nature and style with a chic, open-air layout. Set on two acres of manicured, lush grounds, life at this private resort is all glass walls, outdoor showers and freestanding baths with jaw-dropping views.
Your group won’t go bored here: facilities include a private spa, gym, putting green, tennis court and resident tennis coach, two swimming pools plus a kids’ pool with a waterslide, billiard and shuffleboard tables, and yoga pavilion.
If you feel like heading out of the resort grounds but still don’t want to interact with other people, you’re invited to go hiking through waterfalls, venture to natural sandy beaches a short stroll away, or play a round at the famous Playa Grande Golf Club.
Toberua Island Resort is Fiji’s original private island resort, where for 50 years, the philosophy has been to escape every worry in the world, relax and soak up tropical tranquillity.
A laidback oasis set in the middle of a lapis lazuli sea, this island paradise is lush with palm trees, frangipani and hibiscus blooms, and is home to 16 traditional Fijian-style beachfront bures.
With no tourists to interrupt the reverie, and long, lazy days full of swimming, snorkelling, sunbaking and dining under the stars, it is the ideal destination for a digital detox.
The best thing is that you can ever charter the entire island for you and your group! Don’t act like that’s not your dream holiday…
Secluded Destinations 6 – Nihi Sumba
The guiding philosophy at the world’s number one resort, Nihi Sumba, is: “this is not an escape from everyday life. It is the return to a life well lived.”
Located on the little-known Indonesian island of Sumba, well off the tourist radar, this luxury property prioritises reconnecting with earth and community, exploring, adventuring and indulging in some quality ‘you’ time.
All activities on offer immerse you in the raw beauty of the natural surrounds, as well as the island’s magnificently preserved ancient culture. Spend your days horseback riding on the beach, surfing private breaks, or indulging in a Spa Safari. Nihi Sumba also offers signature experiences, including picnics under a waterfall and butterfly treks.
Secluded Destinations 7 – Bawah Reserve
Hands down the best destination in the world for travellers looking to pull the plug on modern society, Bawah Reserve is an archipelago of islands boasting 13 beaches; stunning coral reefs; ancient, untouched forests; and crystal-clear lagoons.
Accessible only by private seaplane, the resort’s location in a far-flung corner of Indonesia, coupled with its deliberate lack of Wi-Fi, provides you with the blissful sense of being marooned (in five-star luxury) at the edge of the earth.
Here, disconnection is effortlessly attainable. Choose between heavenly treatments at Aura Wellness that will leave you feeling energised, relaxed and renewed; exploring the primary and secondary forest trails that criss-cross the interior of the island; and discovering the kaleidoscopic local marine life.
A wild coast it is… perched above a rugged stretch of beach, bordering Sri Lanka’s premier game reserve, the location of this luxury tented resort feels completely isolated from the rest of humanity. Here, the only interactions you’ll have are of the animal variety.
Elephants might make a moonlit appearance on the beach or dip their trunks into the swimming pool in front of your lodge, while gangs of sociable langur monkeys bound between trees at sunset. When you embark on a daily game drive into Yala with a park ranger and Wild Coast naturalist, you’ll spot more elephants and monkeys, as well as leopards, elusive sloth bears, water buffalo, native birds and the ruddy mongoose, which is only found in India and Sri Lanka.
A Resplendent Ceylon and Relais & Châteaux property, Wild Coast Tented Lodge offers a unique luxury experience with the most prestigious glamping tents in Sri Lanka. Comprising 28 glamping Cocoons, a quirky bar and a dining complex built around a large infinity pool overlooking the ocean, the lodge has a strong commitment to sustainability and ethical practices, and uses natural materials to blend into the natural surrounds.
Soneva in Aqua is an ultra-luxurious floating villa – aka a dazzling yacht – in the Maldives that sets sail from Soneva’s flagship resort, Soneva Fushi. The two-cabin yacht has a maximum occupancy of four adults and two children and as such, it provides the ultimate sense of exclusivity and privacy.
The pioneering concept elevates the guest experience by offering a boat villa that combines all of the benefits of the iconic resort’s services and amenities with the freedom and exclusivity associated with a private boat charter.
The yacht has three spacious outdoor decks: a lower level sun deck; a raised and shaded deck with bar and comfortable lounge seating; and a small sun deck above the Captain’s cabin. One of the most mesmerising features of the boat is the Jacuzzi in the main cabin (located in front of the king-sized bed) which has a glass bottom so you can take a bath while watching the fish swim beneath you.
Most of the time, the yacht will cruise within the vicinity of the remote Baa Atoll, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and home to one of the largest coral reef groups in the Indian Ocean. As a guest of Soneva In Aqua, you’re awarded the unique freedom to explore the Maldives’ most exceptional reefs, providing unforgettable and unique experiences to both divers and non-divers.