All three of these properties offer the ultimate luxury of exclusive island use.
Exclusively Yours, The Paradise Island of Limitless Possibilities
Velaa Private Island, Maldives: Island Buyout
The tropical archipelago of islands of the Maldives offers an array of paradisiacal spots for a bit of seclusion in unparalleled privacy. Head and shoulders above the rest, the ultra-luxe Velaa Private Island is truly the pinnacle of privacy, offering almost limitless possibilities for things to do, including having the island and all its facilities entirely to yourself with their Island Buyout.
Nested in the collection of islands that form the Noonu Atoll, a 45-minute seaplane flight north of Malé, Velaa Private Island Maldives is comprised of only 47 villas, houses and residences which can accommodate up to 134 guests. Each of the island’s expansive beach and water villas can be booked separately but, as long as you book for at least four nights, private takeover of the island is also available.
Service is of utmost priority at Velaa with the island having a guest to staff ratio of 1:8, including dedicated butlers for every room. The island’s team pride themself on being able to fulfil any guest request – no matter how big or small. Along with its pristine white beaches and tropical forests, you’ll have your pick of infinity pools, a choice of five restaurants (and an incredible wine cellar), a full-service spa, nine-hole golf course, kid’s club, exciting water sports activities and a whole ocean of crystal-clear water to enjoy.
Whether you desire an intimate gathering, a breath-taking destination wedding, or to be the only guest leaving footprints in the sand - our dedicated and discreet team will help you create a bespoke experience unlike any on earth.
The buyout rate for Velaa Private Island starts from $800,000 (Approx. £650,000) per night, with a minimum booking of 4 nights. For further information, contact email@example.com or visit www.velaaprivateisland.com.
Sky’s the Limit at The World's Most Secluded Private Island
Thanda Island, Tanzania (pictured)
Nestled within Tanzania's Shungimbili Island Marine Reserve, Thanda Island , the world’s only exclusive-use private island surrounded by a protected marine reserve, is probably the most reclusive island escape out there. Offering guests utter seclusion and perfect peace, in a location off-limits to everyone but the resort staff, at Thanda guests could be forgiven for believing they’re the only people on the planet. Providing unbeatable experiences, guests can enjoy scuba diving with the East African Coast’s rich marine life, enjoy a bird’s eye view with a tour in Thanda’s own helicopter, relax in the traditional copper bath on the most a secluded part of the island, embark on a deep sea-fishing cruise or dive with whale sharks - to name a few.
Thanda Island houses a spacious five-suite villa with gym, patio, infinity pool and library, and two authentic and recently revamped beach chalets (Tanzanian bandas) just a few steps away from the main villa. The island is complete with a tennis court, ocean-front yoga pavilion, helipad, helicopter, Sea Lion super yacht and a fully equipped boat house. Apart from being the most beautiful and secluded hideaway, Thanda Island is one of the most sustainable as well. With bar-raising environmental policies, Thanda Island is committed to safeguarding the species and environment of the Indian Ocean. On-site Marine Biologist, Rianne Laan, guides ethical whale shark excursions and conservation-focused underwater activities - where even the diving gear is eco-friendly, as rash vests are made from recycled plastic.
Rates start from $33,000 (approx. £28,000 per night) per night. Minimum stay five nights. For more information, visit thandaisland.com
Your Very Own Wellness Wonderland
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Hotels and Resorts offers the chance to enjoy exclusive use of the ultimate private wellness retreat: COMO Cocoa Island. Home to the renowned COMO Shambhala Retreat, guests can enjoy personalized treatments in privacy and take a dip in the only hydrotherapy pools available in the Maldives. The wellness retreat, which now occupies one third of COMO Cocoa Island, offers world-class Asian inspired therapies, yoga with 360-degree lagoon views and Pilates alongside a range of other wellness pursuits.
Wellness seekers who are looking for unique experiences that offer space, seclusion and privacy are invited to explore the resort with friends and family and try truly life-changing experiences supervised by highly qualified instructors and guides. Guests can embark on a whale-shark expedition, night snorkeling on the bustling house reef, sailing lessons, and turtle exploration – just to name a few. A 30-minute speedboat ride from Male, COMO Cocoa Island houses 34 sun-drenched overwater villas, sleeping up to 72 guests.
Island buyouts include daily breakfast and a choice of lunch or dinner for all guests. Prices start from $36,300 (£30,842) per night, inclusive of speedboat transfers. For more information, visit comohotels.com