Barefoot luxury on Haggerstone IslandHaggerstone Island, Queensland
Live out all your Castaway fantasies - minus the whole plane crash/being lost for four years/only friend is a volleyball sitch - in luxurious bliss on Haggerstone Island.
This tiny private island, off the coast of furthest Far North Queensland (it's so far north it's closer to Port Moresby than it is to Cairns), has just five beachfront villas, all with a luxe-rustic, Africa-meets-PNG style more often associated with chic safari camps. They've been created by owners Roy and Anna Turner, who arrived here in 1985 and built the entire resort by hand.
Daily excursions in the 45-foot speedboat take guests to reefs where they can snorkel or try to catch their own dinner, either with a line or speargun. For something really special, call in the big guns for a helicopter ride to waterfalls, deserted cays or rivers filled with fish. The delicious meals consist of what comes from the ocean or is grown in the island's plentiful orchard. This really is the epitome of desert island living.
- Booking the entire island for one helluva holiday with your pals
- Chowing down daily on freshly-caught seafood
- Getting the chance to slow down and unwind
- The daily excursions – from helicopter rides to spearfishing, the options are epic
- If you’re the eco-conscious type, you’ll be please to know sustainability is key here
- Going completely off-grid. If this freaks you out, Haggerstone ain’t for you
- Queen-size beds
- Ocean views
- Open fireplace
- Private kitchenette
Prices start at US$540 per person, per night.
All bookings include gourmet meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), tailored daily excursions, full access to all sporting equipment (fishing, kayaking, snorkelling, spearfishing, wakeboarding, etc) jet ski use and all laundry services.