Everyone loves taking a sunny vacation, but there are certain inconveniences that come with spending a week with hundreds of other people at a beachfront resort. We could all probably do without waiting in line at the breakfast buffet for a simple omelet or waking up extra early to reserve a sunbed by the pool.
And we do know that too many properties water down the tequila for those unlimited margaritas (you know who you are).
Most of us are willing to accept all of the above as minor drawbacks that come with vacationing en masse. But if your idea of a perfect warm-weather escape includes complete privacy, then consider spending your trip on a private island in the Indian Ocean instead. It's a totally doable option — if your holiday budget allows you to allocate $45,000 a night (plus taxes), that is.
If that seems a little steep, don’t worry. You can split the cost between you and eight of your closest friends, bringing the cost down to a cool $5,000 per night. And what does that price tag get you? At Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island, in the Maldives — everything.
For travelers who splurge on this all-inclusive option, the luxury experience starts the moment you land at Malé International Airport, where a yacht will be waiting for you to take you to the island.
The property includes six beautifully designed villas, two of which have private pools. All of them include Acqua di Parma toiletries, remote controlled hidden TVs, and even beauty essentials such as hair curlers, hair straighteners, and perfume.
Guests at Coco Privé have access to a dedicated team of 30 people — including a chef, a diving instructor, and a personal therapist. You can book unlimited spa treatments (think: a two-hour full body scrub, wrap, and a bath soak while you sip a young coconut drink), and the head chef will personalize every meal.
There’s even an on-site wine cellar with about 150 bottles handpicked by a sommelier. But if your favorite wine or Champagne isn't on hand, you can have it delivered to the cellar for your enjoyment.
Of course, since you will be spending time in one of the most stunning spots in the world, unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean are a given. And with diving, canoeing, catamaran sailing, and windsurfing available, we have a feeling you will be getting your money’s worth of water activities.