Hotel of the week
Gladden Private Island
The Belize Barrier Reef
“In an overconnected world, seclusion has become even more of a benchmark of luxury,” said Mark Ellwood in Bloomberg.com. Enter Gladden, a single villa on a mangrove-fringed island a few miles off the southern coast of Belize. Though the two-bedroom villa can accommodate four guests, most bookings come from couples who want a break from the rest of humanity. Guests never have to see another person if they don’t want to: The staff of four stays on a nearby islet, and whenever they venture over, small warning lights flash in every room.
gladdenprivateisland.com; from $2,950 a night
Last-minute travel deals
A steamboat cruise
Save up to $1,600 on a Mississippi River cruise this summer. The American Queen Steamboat Co.’s nine-day voyage departing Minneapolis on Sept. 9 starts at $2,199 per person, double occupancy. Book by June 30.
Flights to Oz
United Airlines is discounting round-trip business-class flights to Sydney this summer for passengers traveling in twos. Two tickets from Washington Dulles start at $9,140, down from $7,611 a person. Book by June 18.
Tree house getaway
The Mohicans Resort in Ohio’s Amish country is offering 25 percent off its regular rates, which start at $240 a night, for July 2–4 stays. The resort’s four cabins and six tree houses have their own fire pits, and some also have outdoor showers.