Private Islands: The Ultimate Extravagance

CocoDujour | 07 Jul 2018 - 09:39
Private Islands: The Ultimate Extravagance

I know that privacy and exclusivity rank high on anyone's list of holiday priorities. That and a gorgeous playmate on your arm, but I digress. Or do I? In this spirit, I've compiled a list of the ultimate in extravagance with the top private island resorts going. This is a list for those looking for something truly indulgent, discrete and luxurious. And I'm not just talking about myself... Tempted? Contact our expert team for more details

The Luxe Life Is The Best Kind Of Life; So Enjoy It.

NORTH ISLAND, SEYCHELLES: North Island has developed a reputation as one of the most luxurious destinations in the Indian Ocean. Renting out the entire island grants you exclusive access to 11 villas, all boasting huge terraces with 360 ocean views, a private butler and island buggy, with the piece de resistance being Villa 11, the 8,000 square foot, and completely isolated villa with an oversized bath made for two (hint hint) and the best views on the island – deliciously lavish. Powdery, white-sand beaches line the east and west side of the island with  a library, spa, gym, helipad and activity centre are all for your use end enjoyment. I can assure you there will ne no lacking of activities in which to partake. I can think of one right now which involves copious amounts of Rosé. No menus; instead a private chef meets with guest and creates meals based on their tastes and preferences. North Island offers high-end luxuries in a uniquely desert island environment – the true definition of toes in the sand #luxelife.

MOTU TANE, FRENCH POLYNESIA: If a luxury resort in Bora Bora doesn’t quite meet your standards of exclusivity, a 10-minute boat ride from the main island, across the most beautiful lagoon in French Polynesia, brings you to the private island resort of Motu Tane. The tiny three-acre island is covered in tropical forest and completely surrounded by pristine white-sand beaches.

Motu Tane is exclusively rented out to one group at a time, allowing for accommodations of up to 26 people in a mix of impeccably designed thatched roofed master and guest suites. Island rental includes exclusive use of the hotel’s 36ft boat for exploring local islands, snorkelling the crystal clear waters and scuba diving through the pristine reefs of Bora Bora, or just good old-fashioned skinny dipping. Private chef prepares all meals and is ready to arrange beach barbecues, torch-lit dinners and Tahitian feasts at your request.

TURTLE ISLAND, FIJI: 500-acres and 14 beaches make up Turtle Island just 30 minutes by boatplane from the main island of Fiji. Each of Turtle Island’s 14 cottages or ‘bures’ is managed by a bure Mama who acts as a personal assistant and caretaker for guests. The luxury cottages overlook the tranquil waters of the island’s blue lagoon, a perfect natural cove for swimming or whatever your heat desires really. The resort provides guests with horses and mountain bikes to explore the major landscape and diverse vegetation found on the island. Private meals on secluded beaches or family style dinners with your entire group are just some of your dining options, while a mountaintop dinner overlooking the entire island at sunset will have you feeling like the king/queen of your very own island nation. Accompanying entourage sold separately.

TAGOMAGO ISLAND, SPAIN: Private islands are a rarity in the Mediterranean, but truly rare is a private island offering unparalleled peace and privacy just ten minutes from Ibiza. I know...Ibiza! Tagomago Island, measuring just 1.5km by 0.87km and surrounded by breathtakingly turquoise waters is highlighted by a single, contemporary and spacious villa made to house no more than ten guests. The island is covered by an unspoiled nature and bird reserve with a landscape of rocky cliffs and wild pine trees. A pathway to the west side of the small island leads to a isolated beach perfect for swimming, snorkelling and all forms of water activities. The island’s private helipad and port make getting on and off the island uncomplicated. Let's spend some nights taking in the legendary night life of Ibiza all the while knowing that our own private sanctuary is just minutes away.

COTTON HOUSE, MUSTIQUE: The choice island of the British royal family, Mustique is best known for its ’70s playboy hedonism, when barons and princesses threw headline-smashing snapchat worthy scandalous parties. Cotton House, the sole full-service hotel on the isle, boasts plenty of awards alongside its impressive guest book brimming with celebrity signatures. Opulent mansions of the rich and famous, like those of Mick Jagger and the late-David Bowie, sprinkle the remote hills.With 17 spacious pool suites that span 13 lush acres; there are plenty of activities to keep the adventurous occupied with hiking, diving, and boating charters. Private golf buggies enable the few privileged guests to explore nine bewitching beaches, where you’d be hard-pressed to see another soul. So...you know...do you.

HUVAFEN FUSHI, MALDIVES:Private speedboats or seaplanes drop guests onto this atoll of glittering sand, anchored amidst the clear turquoise waters of the Maldives. Stylish trend-setting resort Hufaven Fushi boasts the world’s first underwater spa alongside plush high-tech villas. Its dazzling array of celebrity frequenters (George Clooney, Kate Moss, Tom Cruise) only enhance the flawless recipe. Th 44 sumptuous, fully stocked bungalows come with private infinity pools that meld seamlessly with the sea. Relax in an outdoor saltwater flotation pool jutting out to sea, or set out snorkeling with the resident marine biologist. Learning and lounging is a wonderful combination. Chefs can prepare preferences off-menu to accompany the Maldives’ most extensively stocked wine collection. My suggestion: rosé. but you already knew I was going to say that....

 

ARCHER: DANGER ISLAND: I don't have to explain this one. Ha!

 

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