Play survivor on a deserted island.
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