The ultimate in UltraLuxe travel: private island hideaways in the Pacific, from Fiji to French Polynesia
Paradise in the Pacific: A collection of private islands and exclusive-use resorts from Fiji to French Polynesia; perfect for UltraLuxe weddings, family reunions and multi-generational get-togethers:
Nukutepipi, French Polynesia
Best for: A very private Polynesian paradise, perfect for special celebrations and extended family gatherings
The essentials: Only available for exclusive-use, the all-inclusive island accommodates up to 52 indulged guests in a four bedroom master villa, 2 x two-bedroom Junior villas – each with their own private pool, and thirteen air-conditioned beach bungalows. The island is approximately 2 hours by private charter flight from Tahiti’s Faaa International Airport.
A tiny atoll in the Duke of Gloucester Islands in the French Polynesian Tuamoto archipelago, Nukutepipi takes UltraLuxe to new levels.
More than a decade in the making, this private haven has been carefully constructed to respect and protect the local fauna and flora that it showcases. The exclusive island hideaway’s design fuses contemporary luxuries with traditional island simplicity.
With a staff to guest ratio of nearly 2:1, your every need is catered for, 24/7. Do as much or as little as you like; the island offers opportunities for archery and bird-watching, massages and mini-golf, star-gazing and scuba-diving, whale-swims and yoga .. and just about everything in between: kite surfing, paddleboarding, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, sailing, tennis and more.
Dolphin Island, FIJI
Best for: A private and personalised island hideaway in the Pacific.
The essentials: Maximum of 8 guests in four stylish and air-conditioned guest suite bures, inclusive of all meals and most island activities. The communal ‘main bure’ houses the dining area, a comfortable guest lounge, infinity pool and poolside relaxing. Just north of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, guests can arrive by seaplane, heli or a two and a half hour drive from Nadi and a 20 minute private boat transfer.
The tropical ‘cousin’ to New Zealand’s fabulous Huka Lodge, Dolphin Island is equally perfect as a romantic escape for two or a private family-friendly hideaway. Spend the days sailing, sea kayaking and snorkelling, day spa-ing, diving or day dreaming in a private paradise never shared with anyone who you don’t already know.
Kokomo Island, FIJI
Best for: A wonderful private world, away from the world
The essentials: Maximum of 140 guests in 21 one, two and three-bedroom beachfront villas and 5 luxury residences (including the ultraluxe owner’s villa, and three-, four-, five- and six-bedroom secluded hill-top residences ), all with private pools. On the fringes of the Kadavu Island Group, Kokomo is a 45 minute scenic seaplane or helicopter flight from Fiji’s Nadi airport.
Lush tropical rainforests fringed by white sandy beaches, surrounded by endless turquoise seas and encircled by the Great Astrolabe Reef – welcome to Kokomo Private Island Resort. Available for exclusive Island buy-out, this Pacific paradise has everyone and everything covered – from the kids club to the rainforest spa. Guests can scuba or snorkel, surf secluded reefs, explore underwater caves and hike to hidden waterfalls. Surfing, sailing, waterskiing and wakeboarding; beach games and glass bottom boat tours, deep sea fishing adventures and sunset cruises are just some of the other activities on offer.
Dine beachside or poolside, in your villa or in one of countless breathtaking private settings. The menu heavily features island-grown, locally-sourced and sustainably caught ingredients as part of the resort's conscious commitment to preserve and protect the island’s natural beauty and inhabitants.
Read on for more private island vacation ideas in Australia , adults-only luxury resorts throughout the Pacific and the exclusive Heart Island experience on the Great Barrier Reef or contact Southern Crossings Travel Design team to create your dream vacation Down Under.