If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own island paradise, this idyllic retreat, on a small island off Guadalcanal’s eastern tip, has all the key ingredients – exclusivity, seclusion, atmosphere. Digs are in six spacious bungalows scattered in a well-tended coconut grove that overlooks the beach. The restaurant uses only the freshest seafood (meals per day A$121 per person).
Snorkelling is excellent (gear provided), as is fishing, and you can work your tan on sandy beaches. Solomon Airlines flies two to three times a week from Honiara to Marau (S$1700 return, 30 minutes), from where it’s a 15-minute boat ride to the resort.