Round Island is a private escape in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean between Africa and India.The island’s philosophy is to provide “the minimum of luxury needed to feel at one with the elements.” Facilities were designed to limit environmental impact and were created with locally grown wood. The island boasts a thriving ecosystem with exotic wildlife (well, exotic to this Iowan), such as giant tortoises.
Sea view, two bedroom villas are $4,637 per night. But if we’re dreaming, then, by all means, let’s stay at the master villa. It has a private pool and a private garden, so you won’t have to talk to anybody if you don’t want to. $8,502 per night. If you’re a (rich) hermit, you can rent the entire island for $30,056. Per night. (The island can accommodate 20 people, but you can keep it all to yourself if you want. It’s your daydream.)
These rates include all meals, which you can request to have served anywhere on the island you choose. They also will cater to any and all dietary needs, whims, and wishes. So if you’re a (rich) vegan, you won’t have to worry about sneaky cheese showing up in your veggie dishes. Rates also include water activities, such as canoing, wind-surfing, and snorkeling. More intense activities (deep sea diving, big-game fishing, etc.) can be arrange. Spa treatments are, of course, available for after you return from conquering the sea.
Make sure you visit Round Island’s website. There’s plenty there to keep you daydreaming until next week.
Photo from http://blescapes.com.