10 of the Most Amazing Private Island Getaways


Some of the most amazing, most fun and most romantic getaways happen on private islands. The ambiance of a private island that’s all your own is indescribable. It’s here that you’ll find time to truly relax and unwind, enjoy the beautiful weather and make unforgettable memories. Now that you’re convinced it’s time to book your next private island getaway, you’ll need to know which 10 private islands make for the most amazing getaways.

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Wakaya Club, Fiji

It’s here at Wakaya Island you will find true peace and freedom. You won’t find technology – in fact, your technology won’t even work here. You won’t find thousands of tourists milling about. What you will find, however, is your own private 1,500 square foot cottage – there are only 10 on the island and they’re not close together – with all natural features such as lava rock showers and Tibetan rugs. Each day you can head to your own private beach with a bottle of champagne and a picnic brunch courtesy of your driver, who will pick you up when you radio in again. The island is one of the most beautiful in the world, and it’s one of the most private.

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The Beach House, Maldives

Located on the island of Manafaru in the Maldives, this private island resort is one of the most beautiful in the world. Each room sits atop the ocean floor in a luxurious hut. There are three five-star restaurants on site. Each room is set far apart from guests, and there is no one else to bother you as you dive off your own balcony into the Indian Ocean’s clear blue water to swim with the tropical fish and wildlife. It’s only been opened since 2008, which makes it one of the newest hotels in the area. The island is so private, it will make you never want to vacation anywhere else again.

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Peter Island Resort, British Virgin Islands

What makes this semi-private island so wonderful and amazing is all the amenities that comes with it. While it’s not technically private, this island getaway sites on 1,800 acres, which makes it the most private in the Caribbean. With crystal clear ocean water, white sand and a complimentary bottle of Cristal upon arrival, there is much to love about this beautiful resort. It has a brand new 10,000 square foot spa and all the resorts’ amenities are yours for the taking, including the use of waverunners and sailboats.

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Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa, French Polynesia

These ocean top bungalows are situated on a private island in French Polynesia, and they’re located just off the Isle of Taha’a, which is the world’s leading producer of vanilla. What this means is that you’re not only getting a private island vacation, you’re getting one with the scent of vanilla and the tropics all around you. The island is virtually uninhabited, which make these bungalows exceptionally private. You’ll find plenty to do here, including more than 20 reef-diving areas. The sheer beauty and luxury of this island is unmatched by any other.

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Cayo Espanto, Belize

Here on this private island you will find two to one staff to guest ratio. There are only 6 villas on the island, each one featuring 1,500 square feet of luxurious island décor. Each villa has its own al fresco shower, private pool and uninterrupted views of the ocean. It’s a charming, romantic private island getaway in South America that lends to a relaxing vacation. Here you will find opportunities to snorkel and explore the island, boat, and enjoy high-end dining and spa treatments.

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Fregate Island, Seychelles

If you want to stay on this private island, you’re going to have to stay at least a week. The minimum stay requirement is 7 nights, but it’s fine since you won’t want to leave. On the island there are only 16 villas, which means you won’t see too many people over the course of your stay. The ocean water is crystal clear, the cliffs are beautiful backdrops against the ocean, and the privacy on the island is second to none.

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Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

There’s no mentioning beautiful private island getaways without mentioning Necker Island. Richard Branson’s private island is certainly one of the most exclusive, most private islands in the world. The price to stay here is astronomical, but it’s worth it. Open air bungalows have uninterrupted views of the Caribbean, the landscape is lush, the sand white and the private staff is there to accommodate your every need, from boating to yachting to find dining.

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Sofitel Motu, Bora Bora

At the Sofitel Motu in Bora Bora, you will find 95 private bungalows on this private island. It might seem like a lot, but it’s a large island. There are bungalows situated atop the beautiful clear ocean water, along the beach and along the hillsides. Each one features breathtaking water views. The island is private to only guests of the Sofitel. It includes a luxurious day spa, fine dining establishments, a wine cellar and a cigar bar. There are recreational activities across the board, as well as a large infinity pool with amazing views.

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Lyford Cay, Bahamas

This is a 4-acre private island in the Bahamas owned by the exceptionally wealthy Peter Nygard. On the island sits a 10-bedroom estate that can be rented for a price. You can rent it for a week at a time, though the price is only available when you book the house. That said, if you don’t know if you can afford it, you definitely can’t. This house features several swimming pools, a massage room, a large staff that can accommodate your every whim and plenty of water activities to enjoy during your stay.

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Emerald Cay, Turks and Caicos

Emerald Cay is among the top private islands ever built. This 2-acre estate has a moat and a bridge, a 30,000 square foot castle, a three story library, and a wine cellar that features more than 6,000 bottles of wine. There are two swimming pools, a waterfall, a yacht, waverunners, smaller boats and a staff that can assist your every need. The island can be rented and/or purchased if you so desire. If you do decide to make an offer, this private island getaway can be yours anytime you want.

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