Cempedak Island may be less than three hours away from Singapore, but it’s everything a romantic seaside getaway should be and more. Here’s why this private island is perfect for when you want things to get a lil’ sexy.
There are hardly any other people around
There are just 20 villas available, so only 40 guests can stay on the island at any one time. If you’ve always wanted more time to be truly alone with bae, you’ll be in for a treat.
The island doesn’t allow anyone under the age of 16 to visit, so you won’t have to worry about annoying kids at the next table (or the next villa, for that matter) ruining the mood.
You’ll have your own private pool
There’s an infinity pool with a gorgeous view that’s open to all guests, but if you want privacy, you can take a dip in the private one at your villa. While not as huge, it’s big enough for two. After all, isn’t getting cosy with bae the whole point of going to a private island?
Things can get pretty fun
The whole point of going away as a couple is to spend quality time together, so make it a point to put away your phones and take part in the many activities offered. You guys can go kayaking, snorkeling or standup paddleboarding for free, or go sailing, island hopping or rock climbing for a reasonable fee.
And if you want to catch your man’s heart through his stomach, you can give a cooking class a go. For the perfect end to your day, wind down with a facial or massage at the spa.
All your meals are planned for you
For an additional $95++ per day per adult, you get three meals and access to a range of activities (such as free use of kayaks, windsurfing boards and snorkeling equipment). The fixed menu includes local and Western dishes made with the freshest seasonal ingredients.
You get what you pay for
A night’s stay will set you back $500++. While not exactly cheap, it’s reasonable given that you’ll be getting the full private island experience.
OK, there’s a catch: all guests must stay for a minimum of two nights, so a visit will cost at least $1,000++. But considering it’s an island paradise, why would you want to spend just a night there?