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Pure Luxury: The World's Best Private Islands

June 16, 2017 -

Many people dream of owning their own luxury island, far away from the drudgery of everyday life.

Unfortunately, you need to own a small fortune to actually buy one, but luckily there are shorter term options for those with a slightly humbler ‘net worth’. Here are some of the world’s most luxurious private islands you can pay to stay on.

Gladden Caye

Situated 20 miles northeast of Placencia in Belize, this luxury private island is designed for just one couple. It has all-inclusive service, with a dedicated team of staff residing on a smaller island behind Gladden Caye. Surrounded by the tranquil Caribbean Sea, the island offers excellent privacy and stunning views.

It also hosts a variety of guest chefs from some of the best kitchens around the world, whose dishes you can enjoy in the Mayan style villa or on the beach. It does not come cheap, but staying on this island is certain to be a once in a lifetime experience.

Voavah (pictured)

Voavah lies in the heart of the Maldives, and is another luxury island which you won’t forget in a hurry. Unlike Gladden Caye, it hosts 22 people as opposed to a single couple, and is ideal for a group holiday. Accessed by seaplane or speedboat, the island offers many activities to be enjoyed at your leisure.

You could, for instance, go for a cruise in the luxury yacht, or enjoy the best treatment in the Oceans of Consciousness spa, which also offers yoga and meditation classes. Other features include a beach house, dive centre, library, water sports and a games room, so there is certainly no shortage of things to do.

Wadigi

The Wadigi Island is probably one of the more affordable luxury private islands, and is located in the picturesque Fiji. More specifically, it is in the Mamanuca Islands, which are a volcanic archipelago, and is usually accessed via a 10 minute helicopter ride, an exciting way to kickstart your island adventure.

Like Voavah, the island offers a range of water and land based activities for you to choose from, and a truly amazing private beach for relaxation. It is not uncommon for people to book weddings on this island, as it is probably one of the most memorable places to tie the knot.

Chapwani

Zanzibar’s hidden gem is the Chapwani Island which lies off the coast of Tanzania, and it stands out as a picture perfect destination. It holds a maximum of 20 guests, with no shortage of activities for those staying there.

You can request for the resort to arrange a boat trip with the local fishermen, as well as a private spice tour (the island used to be a base for spice merchants and explorers). With a wealth of culture and beautiful scenery, this island is sure to take your breath away.

Calala Island

Calala Island is a a luxury private island resort nestled in the undiscovered part of the Caribbean, off the coast of Nicaragua. Experience barefoot luxury in a pristine paradise with a team of 25 Calala-lalas (also known in some parts of the world as "staff") for a maximum of 8 guests. They ensure your every desire is met, seamlessly. Each of the four bungalow suites were designed by leading architect Matthew Falkiner, and carefully created with you in mind. Located directly along the beach and with the finest handcrafted Nicaraguan furnishings, each suite perfectly marries you with your tropical surroundings. With only four suites on the entire 9.5 acre island, complete privacy comes as standard, as does waking up to the birds tweeting at sunrise and to the sunset that must be seen to be believed.

These stunning destinations all offer the most luxurious stay for those searching for an island paradise. It is not uncommon to find businessmen and wealthy traders checking their economic calendar against these awesome backdrops, although they are ideal for those looking for the perfect holiday experience.


 

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Hotel Valley Ho - Scottsdale, AZ
Escape to the sun in Scottsdale! A hideaway for celebrities, this Downtown Scottsdale resort features generously sized guest rooms with all-glass walls opening onto airy patios or balconies, many with views of Camelback Mountain.

 

 

 

Carneros Resort and Spa - Napa Valley, California
The resort features 86 charming private guest cottages and suites and nightly private luxury home rentals, each furnished with casual elegance and nestled in a lush garden courtyard with private deck.

 

 

 

Calala Island - Nicaragua
A luxury resort named one of "The 10 Best Private Islands in the World" is nestled in the undiscovered part of the Caribbean, off the coast of Nicaragua. Come experience barefoot luxury in a pristine paradise!

 

 

 

Carrington Italia - Amalfi Coast
Luxury Villa Accommodations and Personalized Service on Italy's celebrated Amalfi Coast. Experts in providing exclusive travel experiences and local knowledge of the Amalfi Coast.

 

 

 

Hotel del Coronado - San Diego
The iconic Hotel del Coronado has been the world's choice for creating inDELible moments and connections for over 128 years.

 

 

 

Eden Roc at Cap Cana - Punta Cana
Offering exclusive luxury in the Dominican Republic, Eden Roc at Cap Cana, the only Relais & Chateaux hotel on the island, features 34 freestanding suites with private pools and stunning views.

 

 

 

The Luxury Signature - The Finest Luxury Villas in Southeast Asia
The Luxury Signature is Southeast Asia's most exclusive collection of luxury villas rental and vacation homes, located in some of the most beautiful destinations including Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand, and Bali in Indonesia.

 

 

 

Primland - Meadows of Dan, VA
A pristine Blue Ridge Mountain resort offering 12,000 acres of space, sky and shifting moods. Primland is the ultimate getaway for world-class golf, refined dining, and outdoor activities in an environment of rare natural beauty.

 

 

 

Rawai VIP Villas - Phuket, Thailand
A brand new family community and kids' park that epitomizes modern Thai luxury. Each of the 40 villas boasts a private pool in terraced courtyards.

 

 

Meadowood Napa Valley
Owned by vintners and dedicated to showcasing Napa Valley wines, Meadowood is a member of Relais & Chateaux and features a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant!

 

 

Hurtigruten Cruises
Go beyond a traditional cruise line - explore the world in an authentic, unique & natural style. Hurtigruten offers voyages to Antarctica, Norway, Iceland, Greenland & more.

 

 

From Milan to the Northern Lakes, Luxury and Romance
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Jade Mountain - St. Lucia
Jade Mountain is an exclusive luxury 'resort within a resort' with 24 suites at St. Lucia's famed Anse Chastanet Resort, in a truly romantic and magical setting poised high overlooking St. Lucia's Piton World Heritage site and the Caribbean Sea.

 

 

Home in Italy: The Most Stunning Villas Imaginable!
The portfolio includes handpicked properties located in the most beautiful regions of Italy; a team of specialists personally selects each villa and only the finest properties become part of the exclusive Home in Italy collection.

 

 

Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Set across from the Royal Palace, Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor is one of the landmark historic hotels of the legendary Grand Tour of Indochina. The hotel first opened its doors in 1932 but the legend lives on today after careful restoration.

 

 

Relais San Sanino - Tuscany, Italy
Four suites are beautifully furnished with terracotta floors, wooden beams, refined fabrics, period furniture, travertine and marble, crystal showers, Jacuzzi with chromotherapy, Bang&Olufsen TV, iPod with AirMusic system.

 

 

BINA - Luxury Yacht Charter 142'
Offering remarkable quantities of luxury for a yacht of her size category, nothing but unadulterated bliss awaits you on board BINA. Sleeps 10-12 in 5 cabins.