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Just 20 min­utes by boat from the tip of Viti Levu, this pri­vate is­land is its own small world of quiet, re­laxed lux­ury. Part of Alex van Heeren’s The Huka Re­treats port­fo­lio (along with Huka Lodge near Taupo and South Africa’s Grande Provence Es­tate), it’s an ex­clu­sive-use ex­pe­ri­ence for up to eight priv­i­leged guests. Bri­tain’s The Tele­graph Lux­ury Travel sec­tion named Dol­phin among the world’s best pri­vate is­lands. And why wouldn’t they? The 5.6ha prop­erty lacks for very lit­tle in the way of scenery, ac­com­mo­da­tion, ser­vice, food, leisure ameni­ties and, of course, aquatic ad­ven­tures and wa­ter­sports in the warm, clear wa­ters around the is­land. Two guest bu­res, each with two suites, sit on ei­ther side of an el­e­vated main bure that looks out over a large deck and in­fin­ity pool to a palm-fringed beach. And when ex­tra pri­vacy is called for there’s the com­fort­ably rus­tic

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