THE PRIVATE ISLANDS THAT LET THE KIDS TAG ALONG FOR THE FUN:
1. Vivanta By Taj Rebak Island From Singapore: two-hour flight to Langkawi, followed by a 20min boat ride Just off the coast of Langkawi in Malaysia is this 158ha plot of land taken over by Indian hotelier Vivanta by Taj. Watch the sunset by the Andaman Sea on a private yacht, or enjoy dinner by the Moon Deck cabana on the edge of the island. Rates start at $178 a night.
2. Nihi Sumba Island From Singapore: two-hour flight to Bali, followed by a one-hour flight to Sumba and a jeep ride The island, roughly the size of Massachusetts, is a popular location for surfers or snorkellers. Stay at Villa Rahasia, the only accommodation situated miles away from the main resort with its own private beach. Rates start at $1,060 a night, and you’ll have to book a minimum of five nights.
3. Bawah Private Island From Singapore: 50min ferry ride to Batam, followed by a 70min journey by private plane The cluster of five small islands is home to three clear lagoons and 13 beaches – and accommodates a maximum of 70 guests at any one time. The island is also an official marine conservation area with an abundance of coral reefs, so snorkelling is a must. Rates start at $2,370 a night, and you must book a minimum of three nights.