World's Hottest Hotels is exploring private island getaways. Our first stop on this private island tour is off the west coast of Malaysia to a place called Pangkor Laut. This 300-acre island is almost all wild jungle, but in the midst of the foliage is a slice of private paradise. Pangkor Laut's 148 bungalows are scattered throughout the jungle or positioned over the water on stilts to preserve the natural environment of the island. Each hut is decorated in a traditional Malaysian fashion and comes with a 5-star view. Anything you need is just a short walk away, and the staff is available 24/7 to tend to your every need.
Next on our island hop is a place 1900 miles away where it's almost always sunny. Dhoni Island is a small private island in the Maldives. There are only six-stilted beach bungalows at this resort, but each is equipped with a 75-foot yacht called a Dhoni. These are traditional Maldivian sail boats made completely out of wood. The yacht's indoor accommodations are as nice as those on land and include AC, a full kitchen, and king-sized bed. If you're feeling grandiose, this is the only island of its kind that can be rented out entirely for private use.
The Maldives are some of the most exclusive islands in the world and home to some of the luxurious resorts on the planet. The Soneva Fushi resort is the ultimate in relaxation and even has a "No Shoes - No News" policy. Soneva Fushi's 65 open-air villas are held up with teakwood posts. Each has its own private stretch of beach and saltwater swimming pool. This completely organic island also has several restaurant options for healthy dining. The resort also offers an extensive list of spa treatments to make sure you leave here feeling fully rejuvenated.
Another of the world's hottest private island resorts in the Maldives is called the Huvafen Fushi. This newly renovated island has 43 beautiful villas with all the trimmings. Most have both pool and private beach access. But the most amazing thing here is it hosts the world's first underwater spa. Watch fish swim by as you relax with an expert massage.
We leave the Maldives and travel to another private island resort in Indian Ocean's Seychelles island. Fregate Island isn't even two square miles of land, but this eco-friendly island has one of the most impressive resorts around. Fregate Island resort is the essence of exclusivity, with only 17 bungalows and a long waiting list,. This island resort is all about the environment and even invites guests to walk among the famed endangered giant tortoises, which call the island home. With Jacuzzis overlooking the ocean and wall-to-wall windows in the rooms, Fregate Island is hard to beat
Our next island is North Island, also in the Seychelles. This private island resort is here England's Prince William and Kate Middleton chose to spend their honeymoon. This former coconut plantation has been transformed into 11 grand handmade villas. No expense was spared in these luxurious rooms, which are more than twice the size of the average American home. A stay here includes 5 staff members attending to each guest. You can go scuba diving, explore the jungle, or just relax on the beach with a glass of wine without lifting a finger.
Whether it's the Seychelles, Maldives or Malaysia... living on a private little island in the middle of nowhere never felt better. Throw in an underwater spa, gourmet cuisine, and plush accommodations and chances are if you ever do make it to these islands... you'll never want to leave.