Two exclusive travel options for the 2018 bucket list

Coco Prive Private Island and its six villas overlook the Indian Ocean in the Maldives island chain.
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As luxury travel companies increasingly turn their focus to delivering the unique and the personal, we are seeing a continued rise in intimate resorts and small-group excursions.

But nothing says luxe quite like private. And here are two exclusive options for 2018's bucket list.

One is the Satori, a hand-built, 136-foot luxury yacht that was launched this year by the Borgo Santo Pietro Group, which also operates an 800-year-old villa and farm-turned-boutique-hotel in Italy's Tuscan Valley.

Borgo Santo Pietro's 136-foot, hand-built wooden schooner, which is available for exclusive charter in the Mediterranean.
Borgo Santo Pietro's 136-foot, hand-built wooden schooner, which is available for exclusive charter in the Mediterranean.

The wooden schooner includes a master suite and four other bedrooms to accommodate up to 10 guests for customizable charters around the Mediterranean. All rooms include at least queen-size beds, marble bathrooms and an Apple TV and and iPad, while the master suite includes a freestanding walnut bathtub, lounge seating and a double shower and vanity.

There is also a wellness cabin with a steam room, as well as lots of toys, including electric bikes, sailboards, water skis, wakeboards, jet skis and kayaks. Guests can choose to bring aboard a personal massage therapist, as well as chefs from the hotel's Michelin-starred restaurants, Meo Modo and La Bottega del Buon Caffe.

Rates start at just under $120,000 a week.

The master suite on the Satori, which has five bedrooms and accomodates up to 10 guests per charter.
The master suite on the Satori, which has five bedrooms and accomodates up to 10 guests per charter.

Prefer to keep your feet on solid ground? Travelers looking for total privacy on the beach might try the Coco Prive's Private Island in the Maldives, which like the Satori is available only for exclusive rental. Just a luxury yacht ride away from Male, the island and its six villas can be had for $45,000 a night for up to 10 people.

Amenities include a staff of 30, wine cellar, cocktail bar, dining room, kitchen, indoor and outdoor gym, pool, lounge and unlimited spa treatments. A chef is on call 24 hours a day, and a variety of island activities includes diving, canoeing, sailing and windsurfing.

The master bedroom at Coco Prive Private Island.
The master bedroom at Coco Prive Private Island.

Perhaps most important are the views. During the day, guests have uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. At night, it's the perfect spot for stargazing due to the island's remote location and complete lack of light pollution. The Milky Way is clearly visible to the naked eye, but there is also a telescope to help guests explore the cosmos.

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