Escape the City: Luxury Island Vacations
An island vacation allows an escape like no other, inviting you to 'forget your troubles, c'mon get happy' (to say the least)! Enjoy pristine, secluded, sandy beaches, high-end ocean side accommodations and all the luxurious amenities you can imagine.
Let's daydream together and visit some spectacular island vacation destinations, featured in some of our Leverage Partner cities.
The Dominican Republic, a gorgeous island in the Caribbean, offers spectacular beaches and incredible island culture. Featuring many fabulous hotels, including the Oscar de la Renta-designed 15-room boutique hotel Tortuga Bay in Punta Cana, which offers its guests phenomenal beachfront villas, access to private lagoons, and a world-class golf course and spa. Additionally, First Hampton International is developing a 5 star condominium resort called Cristal Beach Resort in Cabrera, DR. They currently have four different types of units and will begin building later this year.
The island nation of Australia is a vast continent full of spectacular cities. On the mainland, Sydney offers endless excitement for travelers, from its iconic landmarks, to its lively art and culinary scene, and much more. Stay at The Darling, a 5-star hotel with luxury suites, offering spectacular city views, a world-class spa, casino, and incredible dining and entertainment.
Maui & Hawaii
Hawaii is a fan favorite for good reason: the Hawaiian Islands are comprised of lush, magical mountains, spectacular volcanoes, pristine beaches and crystal clear blue water. If you’re jetting away to Maui or the Big Island for your island escape, the Four Seasons represents the apex of luxury with 5-star accommodations in its palatial resorts. In Maui and Hawaii, guests at the Four Seasons stay in large suites, enjoying amenities like the award-winning spas, top rated restaurants, golf courses, and a wide range of ocean activities and other events that cater to almost all your most decadent desires.
The Florida Keys offers lavish, high-end island experiences. Little Palm is a private island, accessible only by boat or seaplane. The Little Palm Island Resort offers fabulous villas set on secluded beaches. Enjoy the resort spa and pools and embrace complete relaxation. There are no phones or televisions at this adults-only resort so relaxation is mandatory.
Kiawah Island is a sea island off of South Carolina, located on the Atlantic coast. The Sanctuary Hotel features high-end accommodations, fine dining, and multiple swimming pools in a stunning oceanfront setting.
Nantucket, the tiny Massachusetts island, is one of the most exclusive vacation destinations on the East Coast, filled with private beaches, protected natural preserves, delicious restaurants, and charming biking and walking trails. For accommodations, the incredible White Elephant Hotel is an elegant seaside inn with fabulous guest suites, beach access, island excursions, kids activities and, for the adults, afternoon wine and cheese.
What’s your idea of a perfect island vacation? Please share your experiences and leave your comments below.
Photos courtesy of Tortuga Bay Hotel, Wikipedia, The Darling, Four Seasons Maui,
Four Seasons Haulalai, Little Palms Island Resort, Kiawah Resort, and White Elephant Hotel