Blue Marble Private is a luxury travel company in London organising extraordinary travel experiences around the world.

By Land & Sea | Palau & Ariara Island

The Pacific island nation of Palau is scenically magical: an archipelago comprised of more than 300 islands, blanketed in emerald forests and surrounded by lagoons. For those looking for a far-flung adventure, spend a week aboard an exceptional explorer yacht discovering the otherworldly underwater world and pristine bays with alfresco dinners under the stars.

For your second week, fly via Manila to arrive at your very own private island – Ariara. This castaway tropical island is a Philippine paradise with the added luxury that it is fully staffed with your own private chef being specially flown in from the capital to serve the most sublime seared tuna sashimi as the sun sets.

Need to know: MY Suri comes complete with both helicopter and seaplane to add another dimension to an epic exploration

Best for: Diving and discovering a kaleidoscopic underwater world