Hurawalhi Island Resort Because You’re Worth It


It’s official: the last throws of winter are behind us and the steam room that is summer in Hong Kong quickly approaches. In our book that means there’s no better time for a tropical escape, far from the frenzy of the city, to a place where the air is warm and dry, the beaches as soft as talcum powder, the drinks generously measured, and the house reef as colourful and diverse as Lan Kwai Fong at New Years. One of the most anticipated openings in the Indian Ocean archipelago in years, Hurawalhi Island Resort just might be the paradise you pursue – nay, deserve.

The perfect balance between a tiny boutique resort that’s a little lack luster on leisure activities, and the mega-resorts where you spend most of your vacation queuing, the new private adults-only island retreat of Hurawalhi is home to sumptuous villas, world-class restaurants, and captivating coral gardens just steps from the nearest Dark n Stormy. Sand bunnies should opt for one of the cavernous Beach Villas, which offer cathedral-esque bathrooms and direct access to the island’s power white fringe, while the romantically inclined might prefer the privacy of an Ocean Pool Villa, with its infinity pool and direct lagoon access.

If you can drag yourself from your villa (and we’re not saying you have to) you’ll dine well, with contemporary cuisine at the 5.8 Underwater Restaurant; the best of Reims’ wine heritage at the Champagne Pavilion, a regular for resident dolphins and manta rays; and haute mixology at Coco Bar, the perfect spot of tiki-inspired sundowners. There’s also plenty to keep your mind from city living, from coconut-laced massages at the Duniya Spa; guided snorkeling excursions on the resort’s own reefs; and matches on the all-weather tennis courts; to scuba diving escapes to some of the archipelago’s finest walls and caves; luxury sailing and deep-sea fishing trips; and even a games room packed with vintage distractions.

Think of it as a steamy summer precursor.


Hurawalhi Island Resort
From US$300 per night, twin share


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