Getaways to neighbouring islands are always great: they're a short and (usually cheap) flight away; you can live it up like kings and queens at a fraction of what it would cost to fly somewhere further; and you don't even have to pack too much stuff with you.
There's just that little problem of everyone else having the same great holiday idea as you.
I don't know about you, but when I have a relaxing trip all planned out in my mind, the last thing I want is to suddenly face off with hordes of tourists. I don't even care where they're from - Singapore, China, or those inevitably drunk and obnoxious Aussie bros you get everywhere in Ubud - I just don't want to be around any of them.
Thankfully, Southeast Asia is still plenty big for all of us, and there are many islands that have (so far) been mostly spared the Bali/Phuket/Batam treatment. According to Booking.com, these five remote islands will provide some serious downtime (and of course, bragging rights).
For more on lifestyle, head here. Love the idea of being on a private island? Don't forget to check out Bawah Island in Indonesia.