THE MOST STUNNING PRIVATE ISLANDS OF 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. 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.
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.
This private island lies just off the coast of Zanzibar. Snorkel with giant tortoises on the spectacular coral reef, then retreat to your far-from-shabby digs: 10 ensuite cottages on either side of a communal living space, kitted out with locally made grass mats, beach views and a backdrop of verdant forest.
Explore Victoria Falls from the Zambezi River’s only private island; Sindabezi is a luxury bush camp with five open-sided cottages set on the famous waterway. The eco-lodge looks out across the African bush, taking in the flood plains of the river and the nearby national park.
Cycladic Private Island Retreat, Greece
Private, peaceful, and historic, Cycladic Private Island is home to a luxurious beach house that overlooks the seashore. Surrounded by heady pine groves and flourishing fauna, with sweet-scented pistachio, fig and olive trees that rustle in the breeze, it’s easy to feel as though you’ve stumbled on paradise itself.
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.