There are nearly 200,000 islands in the world, many of which are just big enough to hold a few hotels. These natural wonders have a great deal of history as well as fascinating attractions like lighthouses, stone cottages, forests and jungles, and naturally plenty of waves and sun. The refreshing sea breeze alone will make you want to stay forever.
Island Hotels
'15jun22
Atlantis  
Paradise Island
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From the moment you step on the island, the imaginative and innovative design of Hotel Atlantis Paradise Island will transport you to the mythical paradise of the lost city of Atlantis. The astounding surroundings and entertainment venues will help you discover all the pleasures of this island paradise. There are …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
'15apr10
Laucala  
Island
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Fiji has long been known as paradise on earth, and Laucala, a private tropical island in the South Pacific, is no exception. This 12 square kilometer island is speckled with 25 Fijian-styled villas, plantations, tropical forests, and pristine white sandy beaches. This island resort was built with no expenses spared. …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Location: Laucala Island  Fiji  Oceania
'14nov25
Le Méridien  
Bora Bora
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Le Meridien in Bora Bora, a contemporary resort set on an islet and lagoon, offers some wonderful scenery and modern amenities, such as a large glass floor that lets you see the lagoon and the underwater life, as well as bungalows and villas filled with modern facilities and comforts. The …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
'14nov20
Reethi  
Rah
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The Reethi Rah – Maldives is a luxurious but nature-friendly choice for travelers with exquisite tastes. Set against the illustrious beauty of the Maldives, you can enjoy beach verandas, private swimming pools, over-water decks, and stone soaking baths for two. Luxuries are all modern despite the island paradise appearance. In …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
'14may22
Lundy  
Island
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Lundy Island is one of England’s natural wonders – a small emanation that rises from the waves of the Bristol Channel just under five square kilometers in size. It has been populated since Neolithic times with old gravestones recently uncovered and dated to the 5th Century. There are a number …
Accommodation types: Castle   Island   Lighthouse
'13dec11
Koh Samui Resort  
InterContinental
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This was the first luxury resort on Koh Samui; one of Thailand’s most idyllic islands. It has changed hands a few times but remains one of the most high-status spots on the island. The design of the hotel is “classic Thai” and makes the most of its unspoiled surroundings. Arrive …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
'13oct29
Chumbe  
Island
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Award-winning eco-design hotel, Chumbe Island Resort about as much impact on its environment as a drop of rainwater. You stay in a traditional thatched cottage built to catch the sea breeze and keep you cool as you swing on your day-bed without the need for fans and air conditioning. They …
Accommodation types: Beach   Eco-Friendly   Island   Remote
Location: Zanzibar  Tanzania  Africa
'13oct23
Azura  
Benguerra
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Most hotels give you a choice of rooms, some give you a choice of caravans, spheres, or eco-pods, well, Azura Retreat gives you a choice of islands. Now that’s impressive. The resort is located on two islands, Benguerra and Quilalea. Both are located within a marine wildlife reserve which means …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
'13oct21
Burgh Island  
Hotel
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This hotel was a frequent haunt of famous author Agatha Christie who set her novel, And Then There Were None, on a fictionalized version of the archipelago. The hotel was finished in 1929, and throughout the 1930s, it played host to glamorous guests. In World War 2, it served as …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Nature
'13aug14
Barge  
Aground
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Built at the starboard end of the British obsession with the seaside, this holiday bungalow is shaped like a barge and decorated with a nautical theme. The bungalow is self-catering with all modern conveniences provided for. Wooden shutters allow air to circulate in summer and protect the windows from storms. …
Accommodation types: Boat   Island
'13aug5
Atlantis  
The Palm
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This 5 Star Dubai stunner is designed with Arab and Western influences and is home to one of the best waterparks in the world. It covers 113 acres and has 1539 rooms. There is an 11 acre Dolphin bay for you to experience swimming with marine mammals, and there is …
Accommodation types: Island   Luxury   Palace   Underwater
'13jun25
Ooops  
Hotel
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At first glance, it looks like this hotel is a victim of flooding – half submerged in Lake Mälaren. The foundations, driven into the lake bed, have been made to look as if they are the ground floor of a house, creating a cunning illusion. You are delivered to this …
Accommodation types: Island
Location: Vasteras  Sweden  West Europe
'13jun5
Song Saa  
Private Island
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Cambodia has some tropical islands scattered off the coast in the Indian Ocean. They remain largely undeveloped – a rarity in South East Asia. Song Saa is one of the first luxury resorts to take one of these islands as its home. It is run in partnership with the local …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Nature
'13may24
Perivolas  
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This hotel is located on a secluded clifftop that overlooks the Greek island of Santorini. The island is part of a circular archipelago that was formed from volcanic rock following an ancient eruption that is fabled to have destroyed the city of Atlantis. Today, the island's edge around the crest …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
Location: Oia  Greece  East Europe
'13feb14
Necker  
Island
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Richard Branson’s private island is named after Dutch explorer, Johannes de Necker who “discovered” it in the 17th Century. It remained uninhabited until the late 20th Century. In 1965 two British journalists tried to survive as castaways on the island. They lasted three weeks before they were driven off the …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury
'13feb13
East Brother  
Light Station
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By 1874 it became clear that a lighthouse was needed to mark the entrance to San Francisco Bay. The US government, unable to find a suitable location for the lighthouse, took over East Brother Island. Using dynamite to level the island, they built a lighthouse that remains there to this …
Accommodation types: Island   Lighthouse
Location: Richmond  USA  North America
'12nov27
La Corbiere  
Radio Tower
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Located in Jersey which is an island in the English channel that is half tax-haven and half nesting ground for flocks of seabirds, the La Corbiere Radio Tower is in its third incarnation as an unusual place to spend your holiday. It is currently a very unique holiday apartment. La …
Accommodation types: Island   Radio Tower
'12sep20
Albergo  
Il Monastero
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This was once a convent. Built in the 16th Century, the cloisters and passageways once echoed with the sound of rosary beads and prayers. Today, it is the building that contemplates on a rock overlooking the sea while, inside, the residents relax. Thousands of religious hours have been worn into …
Accommodation types: Castle   Island   Traditional
Location: Naples  Italy  West Europe
'12sep13
North Island  
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Staying in a North Island beach hut allows you to take part in a remarkable story of conservation. This island in Seychelles was once full of coconut trees, people, and animals working to supply the industrial coconut industry. But that collapsed in the 1970s and the island was deserted by …
Accommodation types: Island   Luxury   Remote
'12aug16
Huvafen  
Fushi
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The Maldives are a sprinkle of islands surrounded by the vast Indian Ocean; a place of otherworldly beauty. And, set in its own private lagoon, is Huvafen Fushi; a hotel popular with Hollywood A-listers like Tom Cruise and Angelina Jolie. When you arrive, the hotel manager greets you by asking …
Accommodation types: Beach   Island   Luxury   Underwater