I am looking for my next island. These are the criteria. So far I have only found one island that ticks all the boxes, but are there any others out there, that I am missing?
Excellent house reef, close to shore (at least in places) and preferably be able to snorkel the circumference of the island.
Be able to walk around the circumference of the island on the sand
Modern rooms and furnishings
Restaurant and bar with sea views
Excellent food and service
Padded sun loungers
Wide, white powder soft beach
Lots of beach space, palm trees with fruit bats and a blue lagoon
Robinson Crusoe feel
Mid to smallish island
Aircon and hot water
Quiet, relaxing and romantic, with few children and guests to be spread out.
Wi-fi (if possible)
Be under £6K including flights from the UK. (This rules out Athuruga, Mirihi and Thudafushi, unless possibly going in the very low season)
Too much visible entertainment or water sport
Segregation per room type
AI wrist bands
Views of industrial islands or Male
Rooms in blocks
White plastic furniture as main source of seating
Pretentious or rowdy guests
Paved paths and roads or vehicles (more than an odd golf buggy)
Ugly sea defences
Not fussed about:
Room type - although a sea view or WV would be great
How we get there i.e. seaplane, boat or plane
Pool, plunge pool or Jacuzzi
Flat screen TV's and other gadgets like a Nespresso machines (a kettle would be convenient though)
Multiple bars and restaurants
Board basis - but prefer at least HB.
Not that I am fussy or anything! And if the island had at least one cat that would make it ...well just perfect.