With winter rapidly approaching, it may just be the prime time to start planning your escape from the east coast.
Bloomberg compiled a list of nine new private island resorts in Madagascar, Fiji, Belize and other far-flung locations. Some of the resorts are also relatively affordable: Starting prices range from $300 to $2,500 per night.
1. St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
Rooms: Start at $1,771
Fun fact: This is St. Regis’ first private island property.
2. Miavana, Madagascar
Rooms: Start at $2,500 per person
Fun fact: Guests can go on lemur safaris.
3. Cempedak Island, Indonesia
Rooms: Start at $350, opens in March
Fun fact: Villas are built with bamboo.
4. Kamalame Cay, Bahamas
Rooms: Start at $450
Fun fact: Guests are treated to daily homemade cookie deliveries.
5. Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
Rooms: Start at $1,282
Fun fact: Guests can go on sailing trips to neighboring islands.
6. Four Seasons Maldives Voavah
Rooms: Cost available only on request
Fun fact: A 62-foot yacht takes guests scuba diving to see one of the world’s largest manta ray populations
7. Kokomo Island, Fiji
Rooms: Start at $1,995
Fun fact: The resort is named after a boat that billionaire owner Lang Walker had as a child. He now has a whole fleet of yachts also named Kokomo.
8. Milaidhoo Maldives
Rooms: Start at $1,476
Fun fact: This resort is kid-friendly (ages 9 and older).
9. Turneffe Island Resort, Belize
Rooms: Start at $300
Fun fact: This resort is actually 15 years old, but it just underwent major renovations. [Bloomberg] — Kathryn Brenzel