Sometimes we just need a little break from reality – a quick getaway to reset and relax.
While we’re huge fans of weekend jaunts to cute spots within driving distance from home, we’re also partial to a cheeky overseas trip wherever possible.
The following four destinations are not only relatively accessible from Australia, they’re provide equal doses of restoration and adventure, making them perfect for that micro-holiday you’ve been craving!
Tokoriki Island Resort
Located in the picturesque Mamanuca Islands of Fiji, Tokoriki Island Resort is one of the easiest luxury resorts in the country to reach. It also happens to be Fiji’s most awarded adults-only resort and is accessible via helicopter, speedboat or South Sea Cruises transfers.
Creating a luxe-island vibe, all 36 beachfront bures and villas are private, freestanding and decorated in an intoxicating fusion of contemporary style and authentic Fijian design, including tropical gardens and tropical outdoor showers.
The natural beauty of Tokoriki Island allows you to be as active or as idle as you like. Choose between kayaking, snorkelling or diving, relaxing by the pool, swinging in your hammock or exploring the striking local landscape. To truly maximise your micro-holiday, visit the resort’s world-class spa for a treatment that will leave your body, mind and soul feeling refreshed.
PS – did you know the resort JUST became five star?!
Only accessible by private seaplane from Singapore, and accommodating a maximum of 75 guests, the previously uninhabited archipelago of six islands that makes up Bawah Reserve is the epitome of barefoot luxury (plus you can be out at the resort drinking cocktails by lunch time if you red-eye your way to Singapore).
You’re accompanied by a Bawah representative all the way from Singapore, so while the resort is located in a far-flung corner of Indonesia, the trip there is seamless and easy. An absolute must if you’re already in Singapore!
Between heavenly spa treatments and exploring the islands’ stunning coral reefs, hiking tracks, untouched forests and crystal-clear lagoons, there’s endless activities to keep you occupied.
Situated 400 kilometres east of Bali on Indonesia’s most unexplored island, Sumba, Nihi Sumba is celebrated as the world’s number one resort and is the best place to unplug from your hyper-connected life.
Most metropolitan airports in Australia and New Zealand offer direct flights to Indonesia and there are two flights per day from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar to Sumba Island’s Tambolaka Airport, which makes getting to Nihi Sumba a breeze! Even if paired with a night in Bali, it’s the ultimate luxe getaway.
All activities at the resort will immerse you in the raw beauty of the natural surrounds, as well as the islands 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.
Fly to Bangkok, jump on a private plane for just over an hour and find yourself at the luxurious Soneva Kiri on the untouched island of Koh Kood. Family-friendly, inspired-by-nature and oh so beautiful, a stay at Soneva Kiri will ensure you’re refreshed and ready to tackle whatever life throws your way!
The jungle meets the beach at this remote resort, where all villas are vast and boast impossibly chic furnishings, personal electric buggies and impeccable service courtesy of Mr and Ms Friday butlers.
The resort offers intelligent luxury of the highest international standard in a remote environment that nurtures the country’s indigenous culture in design, architecture, service and experiences. Your experiences includes, in addition to a plethora of natural wonders, an open-air Cinema Paradiso, Benz’ mangrove restaurant, Treetop Dining Pod, observatory and chocolate and ice cream parlour.