Dreamy Islands That Are Only Accessible By Seaplanes 

Wishing you’re on a holiday getaway but unsure of where to go? Bali is often packed with locals and foreigners alike, while places like Boracay and Phuket are considerably the same too.

Well, why don’t you skip the crowd and get away to these secret islands instead? These locations are only accessible by seaplanes, so you know that you won’t be bothered by too many beach-goers racing to get the same Instagram shots.

The salty, air breeze awaits you.

1. Bawah Island, Indonesia 

This gorgeous island situated in the heart of the Indonesian Anambas archipelago is the ultimate getaway, especially for couples. The journey to this remote paradise can be painful to your wallet but it’s gonna be so worth it! You’ll have to take the one hour ferry ride to the island of Batam, then fly to the island on a private seaplane for another 1 hour and 15 minutes ride.

Having just opened in 2017, the island boasts an eco-friendly five-star hotel. There are 5 pristine virgin islands, 3 crystal clear lagoons and 13 powder-white beaches. It’s also the only resort in Asia that includes complimentary spa treatments and pampering sessions. You’ll have to reserve in advance though because the island only accommodates a maximum of 70 guests at a time!

2. Amanpulo’s Pamalican Island, Philippines 

In Sanskrit, ‘aman’ means peace and ‘pulo’ comes from the Filipino word for islet, which translates to a small peaceful island. Amanpulo is so exclusive that it has its own private airstrip. Just to reach the Aman’s Pamalican Island, you would have to depart from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Amanpulo Lounge and spend a 70 minute long seaplane journey over the Sulu Sea, which is northeast of Palawan Island.

The resort island is home to seven square kilometres of pristine coral reef that’s just 300 metres from Amanpulo’s white-sandy beach. Not only that, you can also go sailing and windsurfing all year round at Amanpulo. It’s a basically a surfer’s paradise! If you’re not into those activities, you can always opt to sunbathe by the beach or take a dip in the private pools.
3. Kandolhu Island, Maldives 

Don’t judge an island by its size because even though you can easily explore the whole island in just 15 minutes by walking, the island’s crystal blue sea is filled with amazing sea-life creatures. You’ll spot sea turtles and even dolphins!

Kandolhu has just 30 rooms available, so be sure to make an early reservation. BTW the water villas here are AH-MAY-ZING, as they offer the best view for sunset and an infinity pool with a sea-view. To get to this beautiful island, you’ll need to take a 25 minute flight from Male, the capital of Maldives.

4. Turtle Island, Fiji 

Fun fact, the Blue Lagoon movie was actually filmed here! Blue Lagoon indeed, it’s another super exclusive resort that takes in only 14 couples at a time. It’s so breathtaking that you’ll be able to see the neighbouring Yasawa and Fiji Islands from the spacious Fijian Villa.

But most importantly, Turtle Island embodies the heart of Fiji, where everyone is so welcoming. You get to even discover the Fijian plant medicine, where plants and trees are used to make tinctures to calm the stomach and poultices to relieve burns.

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