Of outsized proportions. Félicité Island, the home of Six Senses’ glorious resort, is a case in point: the colours (azure sky, turquoise ocean, green jungle) are eye-wateringly saturated, while the boulders that fringe the white beaches are as huge and sculpted as works by Henry Moore into the island’s jungly interior, up a steep hillside, the resort has 30 stylish villas with acacia-panelled interiors, teak decks with private pools, and ocean views. It’s world class but cool: a difficult quality to engineer and one that encompasses everything from the relaxed – but exemplary – service, to the comfy swing in the bathroom (ideal sea-gazing) and the mismatched crockery which to enjoy grilled snapper or the freshest sashimi.
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It’s all very laid-back, yet precisely organised to your needs. Breakfast in your villa at 3pm? Not a problem. Want to just lounge? It’s positively encouraged here.
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From the back of villa 50, a private path leads to the top of a sun-warmed rock where you can sit with a glass of wine and watch the sunset a chorus of birdsong rising around you GO Cazenove+Loyd (cazloyd.com) offers a seven-night stay in a Hideaway Villa from £3,710 per person on a half-board basis including return flights and transfers.