GREAT ES­CAPE

Play survivor on a de­serted is­land.

The Peak (Singapore) - - The Brief -

If you’re in­clined to agree with JeanPaul Sartre that hell is truly other peo­ple, take a week-long sab­bat­i­cal at one of the re­mote, un­in­hab­ited In­done­sian is­lands man­aged by un­ortho­dox travel com­pany Do­cast­away. Says 36-year-old founder Al­varo Cerezo: “The is­lands that we of­fer are secret. Trav­ellers only fi nd out the ex­act lo­ca­tion a few weeks be­fore de­par­ture.”

To heighten the sense of iso­la­tion, Cerezo has ne­go­ti­ated with local author­i­ties to stave off de­vel­op­ment of nearby is­lands – elim­i­nat­ing any views of lux­ury re­sorts or the stray ship float­ing on the hori­zon.

Un­like Robin­son Cru­soe, trav­ellers have the op­tion to sum­mon help in the event of an emer­gency or if the in­sa­tiable urge to down a chilled bot­tle of cham­pagne arises. www.do­cast­away.com

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