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ESCAPE: Secluded Bay – Ultimate Luxury Retreats to Indulge the Senses

An ultimate luxury escape from the rigors of modern life sure to salve the soul and rejuvenate the body and spirit.

The peace, quiet, privacy, sights and sounds of brilliant blue waters, swaying trees in the breeze, the scent of sweet fruit and flowers blended with the waters, and luxurious accommodations are pure bliss.

Retreating to a secluded bay in summer months is the ultimate luxury and experience the very best of island life.

Here is a handpicked selection of prime destinations around the globe from our friends at Quintessentially Travel that are ideal for indulging in that irresistible island life.

quintesentially French Polynesia

French Polynesia

A dreamy laid-back island culture is found in French Polynesia that offers more than being one of the most beautiful places on the planet; the atmosphere and marine life make it truly magical.  The Brando: Once belonging to the legendary Marlon Brando, this is one of French Polynesia’s most exclusive destinations. Located on the private island of Tetiaroa, this is a totally exclusive and sophisticated oasis. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches and have exceptional fine dining on your doorstep. Snorkel with sea turtles just moments away for an incredibly special activity.

quintessentially ibiza


This well-loved destination is famous for luxury, fun, bliss and superb scenery. The Ibizan nightlife attracts travellers from all over the world yet many don’t realise this island is home to some of Europe’s most stunning beaches. Villa Can Can Encompassing the best of both worlds, this tranquil retreat is just moments from the lively amusements of Ibiza Town. This gorgeous villa can sleep up to 14 guests and has all the modern amenities you would expect from a villa of this calibre, as well as an internal pizza oven and full wireless audio system. Arguably some of the best sunsets in Europe, secluded beaches, amazing scuba diving or the best parties in the world; Ibiza caters to all. Head to the Old Town and peruse the hippy markets.

quintessentially fiji


A relaxed friendly atmosphere makes this sublimely picturesque island even more appealing as a holiday destination. With 333 tropical islands in the heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is enjoyed by both families and couples.  Laucala Island Resort An exclusive private island resort that is well worth the journey. Laucala is the most treasured possession of Red Bull founder, Dietrich Mateschitz who is passionate about protecting his natural bounty. Mountainous terrain with unbelievable views over turquoise bays. Relax in the simply stunning lagoon pool or take out a quad bike across the sands. Alternatively, ride across the beach on horseback to catch sunset. Be truly pampered with four staff to every guest. Take a luxury catamaran to the mesmerising South Sea Island for the day.

quintessentially capriCapri

A uniquely charming and elegant island to explore Capri’s many monuments, museums, natural wonders and some of the best shopping.  Capri Tiberio Palace A  short wander from Piazetta, the island’s main square, lies this luxurious boutique hotel. With stylish décor and fine dining at the hotel’s Terraza Tiberio, this Italian retreat is bound to exceed expectations. Take a small wooden boat to the Blue Grotto where sunlight passes through an underwater cavity and shines through the seawater which illuminates the entire cavern – stunning!

quintessentially turks and caicosTurks & Caicos

Whether you’re looking for dining, culture, relaxation or nightlife this island caters to it all. Miles of spectacular uncrowded beaches and vibrant coral reefs make Turks and Caicos a heavenly hideaway.  Amanyara In traditional Amanyara style, sleek oriental décor is transported to the Caribbean. This resort is extremely contemporary and chic; a fine addition to this tropical paradise. During the winter, guests are invited to the unique experience of Humpback Whale watching – truly an amazing experience!


quintessentially maldivesFamous worldwide for its unbelievably beautiful setting and warm exotic culture, the Maldives is host to some of the world’s most lavish resorts. Velaa Private Island Offering white sand beaches, private pools and exquisite dining.  A short seaplane flight from Male you will find this gorgeous private island. The décor is luxurious yet subtle, staff are the most experienced and ready to deal with any request. Enjoy tennis, golf and a range of water sports. Take time to sample the Maldives’ greatest selection of vintage wines and cuisine, overseen by a famous Michelin-starred chef.


Quintessentially Travel specialises in lifestyle travel management, providing a seamless and premium service for its clients. With an unrivalled contact book and ‘VIP privileges’, Quintessentially Travel offers tailor-made itineraries accompanied by first class service. Around the world, around the clock, your personal Travel Manager will be on hand to provide you with expert guidance and support, from the moment you start planning a trip to the moment of return and everything in-between. Offering journeys for every moment in life; from a family holiday and the ultimate honeymoon to a solo adventure of a lifetime and unique corporate events; we are here to deliver the most hip, stylish and quintessential experience imaginable.

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