You can count on privacy at Bunga Raya Island Resort, in Malaysian Borneo. Forty-seven spacious and high-spec lodges are set among hibiscus bushes and under towering jungle hardwoods on a hillside above Polis Bay, a private sandy cove on the South China Sea.
Opt for one of the two Treehouse Villas, which offer absolute seclusion. Relax at the beachside infinity pool or in the hilltop Jungle Spa (reached by a suspension bridge), where trees grow through the floors of airy treatment rooms and butterflies flit in and out while you're having your treatment.
The seafood served at The Koi restaurant comes from the resort's farm. The surroundings are spectacular, so take a kayak to explore nearby mangroves, go snorkelling or arrange a jungle walk into the island's interior.
Wow factor: The
uninterrupted view of the turquoise South China Sea from your bed
(or whirlpool bath).
Flight time: From 15 hours
30 minutes via Hong Kong.