Chances are you lead a very full, but very hectic life. You work hard, but you also like to take time out occasionally to put everything on the back burner, get away for a while and have nothing to worry about, but what great novels you’ll be packing for your trip. If you want to sit under a parasol with your favorite beverage in hand and the only sound you can hear is the surf lapping at the shore, then you should highly consider staying on a private island such as exotic Velaa Private Island, among others. If you'd still fancy some activity from time-to-time, a private island holiday could be exactly what you need.
Here is a peek into some of the things available to do on Velaa Island as well as at two other unbelievably magical private island destinations – Necker Island and Little Pipe Cay. Perhaps this will sway your decision about taking that unforgettable holiday!
Velaa Private Island
Velaa Island in the Maldives offers a wide range of activities including tennis, squash, a climbing wall, golf, yoga, and a variety of water sports such as jet skiing, kayaking and standup paddle boarding, to name a few. Two of the most popular activities are diving and snorkeling around untouched reefs replete with marine life. Don’t be shocked if you see manta rays or Hammerhead sharks. The island has its own dive center, so there is always someone there to assist you. Velaa houses some of the newest hi-tech water sport toys on the planet – from flyboards, hoverboards to electric foil surfboards as well as a tandem jetovator and a whole host of towables for kids of all ages. How does a Maldivian Batheli boat cruise sound? Or a posh lunch on a deserted island followed by dolphin watching at sunset? These are some of the experiences available to you during your stay. If you’re traveling with your children, Velaa also has a kids’ club for children between four and 12 years of age.
Necker Island is Sir Richard Branson’s luxury private island in the British Virgin Islands. You can book this gorgeous, unique archipelago year-round through LVH. That’s just you and 21 of your closest friends and family! Primary companions during your stay include tortoises, flamingos, iguanas, scarlet and white ibis and species of Madagascan lemurs Branson has a passion for protecting. There are a myriad of activities to do both on and under water and on land. You might want to try paddle boarding, kite surfing, kayaking and sub winging where you are towed behind a boat holding onto a four-foot carbon fibre wing allowing you to turn and dive. Snorkeling and scuba diving are also popular activities and if you want to venture further out, staff will prepare a boat with towels and cool refreshments. Diving will provide you with amazing scenes of shipwrecks and pristine reefs. You can also play tennis, take a yoga class or work with a fitness coach to keep yourself in top shape. Half and full-day excursions to nearby islands can be arranged as well.
Little Pipe Cay
A rare gem of private islands for rent, Little Pipe Cay is in the Exuma Cay Island chain in the Bahamian islands. The self-sufficient 38-acre property is arguably one of the most beautiful of the Exumas. This might feel more like a luxurious deserted island to you. That doesn’t mean there is nothing to do on Little Pipe Cay but to get toasty in the sun. There are plenty of activities. You can actually walk the whole island if you had a mind to. This is a splendid spot for snorkeling. Have a member of your attentive team arrange a boat trip to take you to fabulous scuba areas not too far off shore. Go for a kayak glide in a transparent bottom kayak to see marine life from the dry side. When the sun goes down, have a romantic fire built for you on the beach where you can cuddle up with a cocktail or a glass or two of champagne. If your children are with you, making s’mores or roasting marshmallows is always a hit!
If you are thinking about a private island vacation, LVH can take care of all the planning for you. You are only limited only by your imagination. At LVH, we want you to have the best vacation of your life!