Agenda - Water

PUBLISHED : Friday, 07 May, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 07 May, 2010, 12:00am

Wow factor

Escape to the W Retreat and Spa in Vieques Island, a municipality of Puerto Rico in the northeastern Caribbean, where you can lap up all the luxuries of island living. Set among white sandy beaches with sparkling waters, this island getaway has 157 rooms. Guests can treat their tastebuds at Mix on the Beach, indulge in Spa Chakra's menu of pamper treatments or head to the Sweat fitness club or tennis courts. Get packing. For more details visit

Live the high life

The Four Seasons Seychelles at Petite Anse Bay on Mah? Island is about as close to paradise as you can get. If extreme relaxation is on your agenda then kill time looking over the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean with rustling leaves and birdsong as your only distractions. The resort's 67 villas and 26 private residences are tree houses, built on the hillside so guests can wander amid the giant bamboo, red-tipped cinnamon trees and fragrant jungle flowers. Visit for details.

Azure allure

The Alila Villas Hadahaa resort, set on the tropical island of Hadahaa in the North Huvadhoo Atoll, offers the ultimate Maldivian experience. Surrounded by turquoise waters and white beaches, this resort has been recognised for its eco-friendly design and philosophy. Guests can choose from one of 14 stilted, over-water Aqua Villas or 36 island villas, 20 of which come with a private pool. For more details, visit

Jewel of the isle

If green and clean are your holiday priorities then head to Saffire, a luxurious coastal sanctuary on Tasmania's east coast. The Australian island state has raised the hospitality stakes with each suite boasting ocean views, designer bathrooms, private decks, king-size beds and state-of-the-art audio, visual and communications technology, while the premium suites have private plunge pools. Visit for details.