Top beach adventure escapes
Moyo Island, Indonesia
Moyo Island is situated just off the coast of Sumbawa and is a designated wildlife reserve offering jungle treks and a pristine natural environment. Base yourself at Amanwana, a unique and luxurious tented camp set in a secluded cove. This camp extends an exciting, adventurous, and highly comfortable experience. With just twenty tents, which overlook the bay and surrounded by lush forest it provides a feeling of utter isolation encouraging a fever to explore. The adventures are endless, with various levels of scuba diving, game fishing, snorkelling, and windsurfing on offer. Boat cruises on one of Amanwana's luxury fleet are also available to drop guests off on a private beach for an indulgent picnic, or escape for a candle-lit lobster BBQ on the beach.
Kangaroo Island, Australia
Explore the sights and tastes of this wild and plentiful island teeming with opportunities for adventure. Stay at Southern Ocean Lodge, which the co owner says ‘is designed to appear as if it is floating upon the cliff top’. This one of a kind lodge runs excursions into nearby Flinders Chase National Park and Kelly Hill Conservation area and the many local food and wine producers. Reward your taste buds after a days exploring by sampling the superb Sauvignon blanc, and the deliciously rare honey made from the worlds last Ligurian Bees, who are also creating an exciting buzz for cancer research. The hives produce an antibacterial substance called propolis which has potential to be the worlds wonder cure. The heavenly creamy sheep’s milk cheeses, the local oysters, the juicy lamb, and the delicious firm white fish of the barramundi, one of Australia's most expensive and finest eating fish, must also not be missed off the menu. Work up your appetite on day-long excursions exploring the remarkable surroundings, the exquisite blue green waters and the remarkable rock formations of their extraordinary land.
Fernanado de Neronha, Brazil
Finally arriving at this remote island, which permits only 500 visitors a day, and situated over 300 km offshore from the Brazilian coast, is undoubtedly an adventure in itself. This place feels like discovering your own treasure island, settled in blissful isolation and offering endless wonder at its seclusion. Base yourself in the comfortable, swank bungalows at the Pousada Maravil. From here, go snorkelling with sea turtles, and dune buggy your way around the islands. After this enjoy a rest at the lookout over Mirante de Golfinhos, a bay where every afternoon the worlds largest resident pod of dolphins gather and put on a show.
The pristine white sands of the car free island of Lamu, puts you completely out on a limb, forcing submission into to a dream of laid-back isolated bliss. Although you are presented with a unique opportunity to do absolutely nothing at all, Lamu also offers plentiful opportunities for fun and adventure, making it perfect for families. Go snorkelling, diving, sailing, and enjoy days of fun and beach games on the miles of white sand. The small museum and wonderfully authentic architecture of the town make this a destination with an exceptional combo of nature and traditional culture. Stay at Manda Bay, a stylish beach hideaway on an idyllic island within the Lamu Archipelago, or the isolated classic lodge of Kizingo. Lamu provides a rare opportunity to escape from the modern world.