The 10 Most Exclusive Private Island Getaways in the World


Most people work for a living and a couple of times a year, they wish to “get away from it all”.  Usually, that means a vacation in a beautiful setting where someone else takes care of the daily chores and one is left to relax and enjoy themselves. But some people really know how to get away from it all and take their vacation on a secluded and exclusive private island resort. Here is a listing of some of the most exclusive island resorts in the world, all of which are equally beautiful.

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10. Amilla – Baa Atoll, The Maldives

Private Islands

This island, not often explored by the average traveler, sits at the most northern point and is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and a pristine lagoon. The island gives the visitor the style and charm of the traditional Maldivian lifestyle. Not only does the island offer the most serene environment but blends Asian traditions that add to the allure of this island. Each villa has its own private pool, a personal butler and access to world class cuisine. Quiet, secluded and rare, this is a unique vacation spot for a very few lucky people.

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9. Peter Island Resort – British Virgin Islands

Peter Island Resort

Peter Island is the largest private island in the Brithish Virgin Islands and the fifth largest of the 60 islands, quays, and exposed reefs that comprise the BVI. It is accessible by boat or helicopter only and has twice been name as “One of the Best Places to stay in the World”. High praise for a semi deserted island. It was settled in the 16th century but not until 1978, when a passionate sailor passed the island, was it purchased by that sailor and developed into the beautiful and isolated resort that it is today. There is only one hotel on the island with 52 rooms.

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8. Wakaya Club – Fiji


Located in Fiji in the South Pacific, it is billed as “the last pristine place on earth, paradise perfected” and one look tells you that they may have that right. The Wakaya Club is situated on the Western leeward side of Wakaya Island, a private 2,200-acre tropical paradise that is one of 333 islands that comprise the Fiji archipelago. The island is surrounded by a coral reef, lagoons, cliffs, and the beautiful blue sea. World class cuisine and the finest in spa facilities are available to those guests lucky enough to book a trip here.

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7. Cayo Espanto – Belize

Cayo Espanto

Located in the Caribbean, this five-star resort does not have much of a land mass, in fact the 4-acre island is mostly  walkways that lead out to the water where each perfectly private villa is located among the mangroves. The villas lie tantalizingly close to the water and from your villa you can observe rare and exotic fish swim by. World class snorkeling, scuba diving, catered meals, attentive staff, and massages are all part of what await you on this spectacular island.

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6. Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa – French Polynesia

Le Taha'a

Located on the secluded Motu Tautau islet, facing the lush island of Taha’a on one side and the majestic silhouette of Bora Bora on the other side, 57 lush and luxurious villas are waiting perched inches above the water level. La Taha’a is often referred to as the “Vanilla Island” as its namesake is sought out by all the best chefs in the world.  Pearl farms, the other items most famous from Tahiti, are also found on this little spot of paradise.

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5. North Island, Frigate Island, and Denis Island – The Republic of Seychelles

North Island

These three private islands have several miles of pristine beaches and fantastic coral reefs. Luxury villas and suites are nestled on the beach under the coconut trees with secluded beaches everywhere on each island. You can dive, bike, enjoy the spa, swim in the pool, and enjoy dinner prepared by highly qualified chefs. Designed to blend in with the environment, each island offers its own uniquely designed accommodations that have every amenity for the discerning traveler. Spa services, infinity pools, and glass enclosed rooms allow for the outside to come inside. Once only available to royalty and celebrities, these islands can be the destination of your most lavish dream vacation.

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4. Kamalame Cay – The Bahamas

Kamalame Cay - The Bahamas

Located on a 96 acre island off the coast of Andros Great Barrier reef, this hidden gem offers secluded and deserted beaches with the flair of the highest quality accommodations. With the only over water spa in the Bahamas, this “off the grid” location can appeal to whatever your heart desires in an island vacation: bone fishing, wandering, snorkeling, or just relaxing by taking in the amazing views.

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3. Guana Island – The Virgin Islands

Guana Island , The Virgin Islands

This 850-acre, privately owned island in the Virgin Islands is perfectly situated where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic Ocean.  Over seven miles of pristine beaches ensure that the visitor to this island will not encounter any others while taking in the natural landscape of mountains and tropical forests. Without a marina or any public facilities, one is ensured a vacation of solitude coupled with exquisite amenities and fine, world class cuisine.

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2. Matangi, Fiji

Matangi, Fiji

This privately owned, 240-acre unique horseshoe shaped island paradise boasts virgin tropical rainforest and white sand beaches, surrounded by crystal clear waters and fringing coral reefs. Listed as “One of the 1,000 places to see before you die”, this fabulous island retreat has become a favorite place for honeymooners. This South Pacific island enjoys a tropical climate all year round.

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1. Petit St. Vincent, The Grenadines

Petit St. Vincent, The Grenadines

Two miles of white, soft, and unforgettable beaches await you here and every effort is made for one to truly leave the world behind  No televisions or phones will you find in the 22 villas that dot this gorgeous island. Nor will you find any type of motorized water vehicle so that the peaceful ambiance is maintained. One charming note; the owner of the island and hotel, Haze Richardson, lives on the island and is the one who greets guests when they arrive on the dock.

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Written by Sebastian Hensiek

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