The Most Beautiful Private Islands in the World from The Most Beautiful Private Islands in the World

The Most Beautiful Private Islands in the World

Having a piece of land all to yourself give you a chance to experience the best kind of laid back tropical vacation. Some private islands are lavish resorts, while others are gorgeous and mostly untouched natural places that remind you of paradise.

Guana Island, British Virgin Islands

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The 850 acres of undisturbed natural paradise are known for white powdery beaches, clear and gorgeous water and ideal atmosphere for private events like weddings. Guests stay in either cottages or villas. You can have this Caribbean island all to yourself, or up to 42 people, for about $30,000 per night. The adventure in you will find about 12 miles of hiking trails through tropical forest, hills, and valleys.

The Brando or Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

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Tetiaroa is perhaps best known as Marlon Brando’s private island. People used to think of it as a playground for royalty and the wealthy. The atoll, which is composed of several islands around a lagoon about 30 miles from Tahiti, served as a summer residence for the former chiefs and kings of Tahiti. It was inaccessible to the general public for decades, but the new eco-friendly resort, The Brando, has changed that.

Motukawaiti, New Zealand

Motukawaiti Island is the most southern island in the Cavalli Islands. There is an original island homestead which has been renovated. The 95-acre isle is an incredible place to stay if you want to wake up with seeing wild dolphins swimming in the bay. The island is for sale; it hasn’t been occupied in two years. The price is negotiable.

Laucala Island, Fiji

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The island is only 7.5 square miles, edged by lagoons and coral reefs. It’s a treasure for visitors mostly because of the privacy it offers. Laucala has 25 dazzling villas that are designed as different versions of traditional Fijian houses. You can even choose to stay in a plantation beside a private beach or in a villa on top of Nawi Mountain engulfed by rainforests offering majestic views of the sea and the rest of the island.

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

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Necker Island is a dream vacation spot. The private island is mostly famous for being owned by Sir Richard Branson. The 74-acres of pure paradise can accommodate only 30 guests at a time. The island that’s hosted celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Harrison Ford clearly doesn’t come cheap—rooms start at $13,000 for two people staying three nights and renting the whole island will cost $80,000 per night for up to 34 guests.

Rang Yai Island, Thailand

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The 110-acre piece of heaven is yours for $160 million. It’s located just east of the popular and adventurous island destination Phuket.  Rang Yai is the largest island currently available for sale in the region. The island is adored for its gorgeous white sand beaches, lavish tropical forests, and incredible 360-degree views.

Pulau Joyo, Indonesia

Pulau Joyo of often described as a classic Robinson Crusoe island. It is easily reachable from Singapore and Bintan, and it is available for rent. This is where you go for a perfect beach getaway that is both relaxing and luxurious. You get to enjoy traditional healthy massage, excellent food, great wine, and, the most famous feature, stunning sunsets.

Baliceaux Island, St Vincent & the Grenadines

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“The Cinderella of the Grenadines” is just minutes away from the popular holiday islands of Mustique and Bequia, which is where you can go for a thrilling night out. The 320-acre undeveloped gem costs $30 million. It’ll be suitable for more daring people as it offers spectacular hiking through its plush terrain and rugged trails. The island’s high point, Gun Hill, was a lookout for soldiers in the late 1700’s. There are still artifacts to be found from these days, and possibly other treasures left by the pirate Blackbeard.

Fowl Cay, Bahamas

Fowl Cay Resort

This is where you go for the ultimate beach-hopping vacation. The stunning private island has six uniquely gorgeous villas spread across 50 acres in the isolated chain of the Exumas. Enjoy the crystal-clear, warm turquoise water, breathtaking ocean views, and superb diving and snorkeling. The resort hosts up to 26 people in 13 rooms and the nightly rate starts from $14,229.

Satellite Island, Tasmania

The tiny island of immense beauty delights guests with its sheer sea cliffs, pristine water and wild shellfish. Two rare white breasted sea eagles live on the island. It has never before been available to the public and remains totally unchanged. You can enjoy the panoramic views of ancient blue gums, pebble beaches and sunny coves for $1450 a night for two guests with a two- night minimum stay.

Diamond Cay, Honduras

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These 1.43 acres of paradise at the bottom of Utila Islands is currently off the market. The large reef surrounding the island has a diamond-looking shape, hence the name. The sandy beaches and tropical vegetation make a vacation there incredible, in addition to awesome diving, snorkeling and fishing just of the beach.

Frigate Island Private, Seychelles

This is by far the most luxurious private island in the Seychelles. The unique land is home to 2,200 free-roaming Giant Aldabra Tortoises; it’s safeguarding the nests of hundreds of endangered Hawksbill Turtles; and it’s a sanctuary to hundred thousands of tropical birds, more than 100 species. There are 16 villas with private pools on the island, seven gorgeous beaches, and a Yacht Club with PADI Dive Centre.

COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

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People can only access this private island by boat. No place else in Turks and Caicos offers more seclusion. At your disposal are three miles of clear beaches, waterfront villas, notorious COMO Shambhala Spa and an infinity pool. Individual butlers are also on hand for every request. People describe the beach as “out of this world.” It is a long stretch of clear blue waters and a shallow enough lagoon.

Ariara, Philippines

This tropical island is hidden in an unspoiled corner of the Far East— the ultimate secluded destination for a vacation. Guests get to enjoy 125 acres of pristine heaven on Earth with a 625-yard white sand main beach. Speedboats, jetskiis, a RIB, kayaks, windsurfers, Hobie Cat, water skiis, wakeboards, and snorkeling equipment are offered for some awesome water adventures.

Lanai Island, Hawaii

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Lanai is an idyllic tropical getaway that Forbes even calls “a hidden travel gem.” The privately owned island is just about 9 miles away from Maui. The conditions for snorkeling and scuba diving are perfect. And it’s never crowded. Don’t miss a chance to swim in Hulopoe Bay, which is a marine preserve, go whale watching, horseback riding, and hiking. Two Four Season Resorts on the island will pamper you.

Cayo Espanto, Belize

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This is where paradise and luxury blend. This five-star Belize resort is offers, among many world-class amenities and services, stunning views of the Caribbean from private villas. It is located just three miles from San Pedro in the tranquil waters of the Western Caribbean, off the coast of Belize.

Within The Wild: Winterlake Lodge and Tutka Bay Lodge, Alaska

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Winterlake Lodge is located 198 trail miles northwest of Anchorage, along Alaska’s Historic Iditarod Trail. The lodge sits on 15 acres, overlooking a finger-shaped 2-mile lake where you can only go by float plane in the summer and ski plane in the winter. The property offers five individual guest cabins, a central main lodge, gardens, sled dog lot, and a sauna house.

Voavah, Maldives

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This is the world’s first exclusive-use UNESCO hideaway. The resort on the private island has seven bedrooms, a beach house, a luxury yacht, a PADI 5-Star Dive Center, and a marine territory. Guests enjoy the pristine white sand beach, colorful reef, many pools and the spa. They also get involved in several extreme water sports.

Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef Australia

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Lizard Island is the northern most resort on the Great Barrier Reef. There are 24 private beaches available only to guests who can stay in 40 suites and villas. If you do the math, this basically means that every visiting family has its own beach. The resort is literally on the reef; you are just a short boat ride away from one of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

Cousine Island, Seychelles

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The island located in the clear, tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, about 1,000 miles away from the African mainland, hides a secret paradise. Embellished with plush palms and vivacious flora, this unspoiled granitic piece of heaven is one of few destinations on Earth where the miracle of nature flourishes in every possible way. The entire island is fore rent for 15,000 euros ($17,682) per night.

Isla Tagomago, Spain

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Why would you want to stay in the popular and crowded Ibiza when the private islnd is just minutes away? Tagomago is the ideal private paradise for people who wish to want to enjoy absolute privacy and luxury while being close enough to a place with a lively and thrilling nightlife. The small island offers a diverse range of past times such as trekking, bird watching, and all kinds of water sports.

Musha Cay, Bahamas

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The experiences on land or water that the 700-acre Musha Cay has to offer are endless. Take your pick from a remarkable night at Dave's Drive-in, a private picnic on one of the 40 stunning beaches to taking the jet ski out for a spin after an invigorating snorkeling exploit. The private island is 85 miles from Nassau, 1.5-hour flight from Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Ile Des Deux Cocos, Mauritius

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This stunning island offers unobstructed views and a picturesque villa where you can live out your ultimate castaway fantasy vacation. This gorgeous pendant in the turquoise ocean lies just off the south east coast of Mauritius. You can reserve this island resort for an overnight stay, day trips, or for an exclusive party or special event. The island’s sandy beaches border Blue Bay Marine Reserve, one of the most striking spots for snorkeling in all of Mauritius.

Isleta El Espino, Nicaragua

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This private island ecolodge in Lake Nicaragua is brand new—it opened in 2015. The island, which is off-grid with power, is just minutes away from the center of Granada. Among all the water adventures you can embark on, you can also choose among the many possible land activities such as hiking, horseback riding, and shopping.  Each of the five guest rooms has a private deck with lake view.

Lighthouse Grebeni, Croatia

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Croatia is not at all about Dubrovnik and other charming European cities and small village that look like they are straight out of a fairytale. Experience the city and more on your own private island, situated off the coast of Dubrovnik. The sea views are breathtaking. Diving enthusiasts should know that there is a shipwreck and reef nearby which can be explored to great lengths.

Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse, Maine

Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse

Experience a typical Maine vacation in this historic, renovated Lighthouse. You can reserve the entire private island for up to $1,750 per night. The Cuckolds is a destination for adventure and pampered luxury, popular with newlyweds. The island is also the ideal vacation spot for artists and anglers, poets and photographers, nature lovers, mariners, and lighthouse enthusiasts.

Jumby Bay, Antigua and Barbuda

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Jumby Bay is one of the most gorgeous and undisturbed places in the world. Reachable only by boat, and with no cars in sight, this private isle of white-powdered beaches and winding bicycle paths is a one-of-a-kind hideaway often referred to as the finest resort in the Caribbean.