Bucket List Island Destinations

PLUS Australian travel restrictions ease and demand for international travel surges.

This week we are celebrating the fact that from April 18 travellers returning to Australia will no longer have to provide a negative test to return home, meaning this is one less thing you need to worry about when planning your next overseas adventure.

It is important to remember, however, that each country is different and various other countries do still require proof of a negative result before departure. We are here to help you navigate the ever-evolving rules and regulations of each country. Take the stress out of planning your overseas holiday and let us do the hard work for you.

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No travel plans for 2022 yet? Read on below to discover some truly sensational bucket list island destinations, that are guaranteed to get you dreaming about your next holiday.


The Maldives are famous for their unspoilt beauty, turquoise waters, tranquillity and as a haven for utter relaxation. Add to the mix a healthy collection of world class, luxury resorts and it’s easy to see why this island destination consistently ranks high on discerning travellers ultimate bucket lists.

Jigsaw Travel Island Getaways Como Maalfushi MaldivesWe recommend a stay at the magnificent Como Maalifushi. This remote island retreat is the only resort to open on the unspoilt Thaa Atoll, in the archipelago’s southern reaches. Here, the over-water suites occupy their own jetty with spectacular views of the Maldivian sunrise, along with their own private plunge pools. Guests can also enjoy yoga and holistic Asian therapies at the COMO Shambhala Retreat before feasting on fresh, local seafood at the resorts signature restaurant.

Jigsaw Travel Island Getaways One & Only Reethi Rah MaldivesLocated on its own private island, One and Only Reethi Rah offers everything you need for an idyllic island getaway. Choose from the stunning over water suites, or for complete privacy stay at the exclusive Grand Residence, which comes with its own private beach and two swimming pools. When it comes to dining, take your pick from the Resort’s eight incredible restaurants, featuring menus inspired by produce from the surrounding oceans and the resort’s own organic gardens.

Jigsaw Travel Island Getaways Joali Being MaldivesOther notable mentions include the all new Joali Being, which first welcomed guests in November 2021. The first of its kind in the Maldives, here the focus is on bespoke wellbeing. This nature-guided oasis blends ancient wisdom with modern science to bring guests on a transformational journey. Or if travelling with the family, you can’t look past Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, which boasts villas with private pools and plenty of water activities, both above and below the water, to keep the young ones entertained.


Bora Bora is recognised as French Polynesia’s leading lady, famous for her striking beauty and as a destination for the romantics. Here you’ll discover perfect sandy-white beaches and crystal clear lagoon waters teeming with exotic sea life, with the lush tropical slopes and valleys of Mount Otemanu providing a stunning backdrop.

Jigsaw Travel Island Getaways 4 Seasons Bora BoraFor a truly unforgettable stay, check yourself into the Four Seasons Bora Bora. Located on the northeastern side of the island along the outer coral reef, this resort exudes an effortless luxury. This exclusive enclave boasts stunning overwater bungalows, some of which have their own private plunge pools, and which boast exceptional views of the lagoon or Mount Otemanu. Ideal for a romantic getaway, this resort is also family friendly and features a kids club.

Jigsaw Travel Island Getaway Intercontinental Bora BoraOther popular options include the InterContinental Bora Bora, which features spacious overwater villas, all of which face the spectacular Mount Otemanu, or the immaculate St. Regis Bora Bora Resort which features a luxurious selection of accommodation including garden villas with private plunge pools and the lavish Royal Estate, which has welcomed a number of the world’s most elite.


Jigsaw Travel Island Getaways Lizard Island AustraliaYou of course don’t need to leave Australia to experience a one-in-a-lifetime island experience. Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef offers a truly secluded and nature-filled stay. A member of Luxury Lodges of Australia, this luxurious resort, located a one-hour flight from Cairns, sits on a 1,013-hectare National Park, within the Great Barrier Reef. Each of Lizard Island’s 40 villas and suites have been designed to be in harmony with the natural beauty of the island and its surrounding ocean waters. A truly private getaway, take your choice of one of the private beaches and explore the surrounding reef, all the while never laying your eyes on another person.

The above is just a taste of the many wonderful island destinations. Chat to our friendly and knowledgeable travel agents by emailing enquiries@jigsawtravel.com.au and we can craft you a bespoke itinerary for your dream island holiday.

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