If you crave an exclusive and secluded holiday, staying on a private island is the epitome of luxury travel. Offering peace, world class service and unspoiled nature, private islands offer an exceptional experience for the elite.
As one of the most luxurious getaways available, we teamed up with the experts at Property Turkey and together, we compiled a list of the top 7 most exclusive, private islands in the world.
Villa North Island, Seychelles
This jaw-dropping island is in the heart of the Seychelles and provided the backdrop for the royal honeymoon between Prince William and Kate in 2011. With only 11 handcrafted villas on the island, the only evidence that you will have stayed there will be your footprints (and your bank balance after a whopping £6000 a night!) Each villa opens up to the beach and your own private gardens, including a pool and outdoor showers. This really is the private island of our dreams.
Necker Island, Britain Virgin Islands
Necker island is Sir Richard Branson’s 74-acre private island in the Caribbean that is open to you, plus 21 of your closest friends and family if hired exclusively. Located in the beautiful and pristine British Virgin Islands, Necker Island will make you feel like royalty as you partake in island walks, underwater activities, spa treatments and daytime cruises. With a dedicated team of staff to maintain the land and provide excellent service, take part in stress-free activities like tennis and yoga with your very own fitness coach on the island.
Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef
Hayman Island signifies a new era of immersive luxury based in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. As a private island resort in the heart of the Whitsundays, the Hayman Island community is part of 166 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas with their own pools, panoramic seascapes and tropical gardens. Reopened to feature the Hayman spa with ocean massages, the all new boutique, café and ocean front bar- this is the most exclusive, luxury family getaway to ask for.
Çiftlik Island, Turkey
A small, unique and exclusive getaway. Çiftlik Island is just 20 acres of private land in Turkey that is located close to the city of Marmaris. Featuring several beautiful stone houses, the island’s properties have a vibe of faux medieval chateaus. For those more committed to private island experiences, there is opportunity to purchase the entire island from the Treasury to make Turkey your long-term home and favourite hideaway.
Cocoa Island, Maldives
Quite possible one of the most understated luxury experiences in the world, Cocoa Island provides guests with an intimate and private getaway overlooking the water in your special suite. Encircled with powder white sand, the resort features only 33 suites dedicated to renewing the body and soul. With a number of Asian-based spa treatments, yoga and nutrition options, Cocoa Island promotes a healthy outlook to indulgence.
Wadigi Island, Figi
Discreetly hidden in the Mamanuca Islands, Wadigi island resort provides gourmet dining, complete and utter privacy as well as unspoiled beaches. With luxury villa suites on the edge of Wadigi’s cliff, this dream location completely captures the very best of Figi in one remote island.
Cayo Espanto, Belize
This world class private island is off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean Sea. Offering picturesque and stylish private accommodation, waterfront spa treatments and refined gourmet dining, this island has only seven villas set aside exclusively for beach-seeking travelers. Cayo Espanto is like a fantasy vacation spot that attracts a mix of the rich as well as famous A- list celebrities.