Part of Royal Sands' splendour is its isolation. This paradise island offers a veritable escape for anyone seeking simple, sophisticated solace. Designed along a 550 metre stretch of private beach overlooking turquoise waters, your arrival by scheduled catamaran begins the process of welcome disconnection. From there on you'll find few roads, only well-worn trails through the dense jungle terrain.
The resort's design ethos seamlessly blends sustainability and luxury. Think teak, bamboo and limestone, with open-air venues offering unspoiled views of sorbet-hued sunsets. Curved white walls with stylised edges offer a hint of Art Deco chic, while each of the 67 freestanding villas are bathed in light thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass doors leading onto a private sala terrace. Some villas also feature a private swimming pool.
Guests unfurl at the hushed infinity pool, complete with its hideaway bamboo cocoons. A spa, yoga space and gym cater to those seeking to re-energise in any form, and for more active pursuits the Royal Sands offers its own PADI Dive Centre, kayaking, fishing, paddle-boarding, mountain biking and marine expeditions in search of glow-in-the-dark coral and nocturnal sea life.
Couples and romantics
Beach and marine lovers
THINGS TO DO AT THE RESORT:
Bask by the infinity pool or on the sublime, white-sand beach
Restore you balance with a yoga class in the outdoor pavilion
Sample one of the healing massages and treatments on offer in the Sense Spa
Enjoy cocktails at sunset at the Chill Beach Bar
Dine by candlelight on fine Southeast Asian and international cuisine at the Ocean restaurant
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
View the coastline from a different perspective on a kayaking or paddle boarding expedition
Discover the beauty of the gulf's crystalline waters and verdant hills on an island hopping experience
Arrange a variety of scuba diving adventures through the resort's PADI dive centre
Delve deeper into the tropical interior on a guided mountain bike ride or jungle trek
Venture out by night to view the bay's bioluminescent plankton
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.