T+L Reports: Secluded Escapes
When seclusion is paramount, choose one of these new far-flung hideaways. • The most recent addition to Grace Leo-Andrieu's stylish oeuvre is L'Orangerie (St.-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France; 800/223-6800 or 33-4/93-76-31-00; www.royal-riviera.com; suites from $270), a private enclave at the Royal Riviera hotel. • The Point, a 4,000-square-foot villa at Fiji's Vatulele Island Resort (Vatulele; 800/828-9146; www.vatulele.com; villa from $2,250, including all meals), has two pools you can call your own. • Little Dix Bay (Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands; 888/767-3966; www.littledixbay.com; two-bedroom villas from $1,700) has opened two villas on an isolated stretch of beach. Both have white-on-white interiors and outdoor dining pavilions. • The owners of Malabar House, a boutique hotel in Fort Cochin, India, have created Privacy at Sanctuary Bay (Kerala; 91-484/221-6666; www.malabarhouse.com; cottage $180), a two-bedroom bungalow hidden in Kerala's backwaters. Here you can do yoga and watch the houseboats slip by.
Privacy at Sanctuary Bay
Vatulele Island Resort
Located off the southern coast of Viti Levu, this all-inclusive resort has 17 beachfront bures (thatched-roof bungalows) and two premium villas isolated by stretches of tropical jungle. Blending Southwestern and South Pacific styles, the accommodations include adobe walls, sheer white bed canopies, and wall hangings of locally made tapa (bark cloth). Select bures and the premium villas also have private plunge pools. The on-site restaurant serves a variety of cuisines, including Fijian seafood, Indian curries, and a Friday night South Pacific barbecue. Activities range from guided jungle hikes to scuba diving at one of 22 nearby sites.