PRIVATE ISLANDS

AMANPULO

Cerulean sky and turquoise sea become one at Amanpulo, the Aman group’s ‘whisper-quiet’ private island retreat in the Philippines, accessible solely by private plane. Part of the Cuyo Archipelago northeast of Palawan Island, its powdery white-sand beach encloses an ‘unspoilt… Read More

ARIARA ISLAND

The Calamian Islands are considered the last frontier of the Philippines to remain unspoiled by pollution, development or tourism (the region is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Tubbataha Reef Marine Park). Ariara and its environs remain a… Read More

AROVADA PRIVATE ISLAND

Arovada marks something of a new dawn for Cambodia, and a new kind of private island. This is ‘the springboard for Cambodia’s south coast fi nally coming of age,’ the company says. Just 15 minutes by speedboat from Sihanoukville on… Read More

AZURA QUILALEA

An ‘untouched paradise for just a discerning few to discover,’ Azura Quilalea brings Azura Retreats’ ‘trademark African-chic style’ to the crystal clear waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary off Mozambique. Nine seafront villas face the pristine shoreline, and private… Read More

DOLPHIN ISLAND

Surrounded by turquoise waters, Dolphin Island offers an authentic South Pacific experience. A short cruise from Viti Levu, the island hosts eight guests across four rooms, cared for by attentive local staff (‘looking after you as much, or as little,… Read More

FREGATE ISLAND PRIVATE

Home to 2,200 free-roaming giant Aldabra tortoises and countless other rare species, and with seven pristine beaches and over ten kilometres of roads and walking trails, Fregate Island isn’t your typical private island. Guests can rent one of its 16… Read More

HAYMAN ISLAND

Those who might not like the isolation of a real private island may wish to look to Australia’s iconic Hayman Island and its singular accommodation. Out here at the heart of the fastdisappearing Great Barrier Reef, guests are invited to… Read More

ISLETA EL ESPINO

First opening its doors to solaceseeking HNWs in 2015, Isleta El Espino’s private island ecolodge in Lake Nicaragua lies close to the coast of the colonial city of Granada. Guests can choose from fi ve guest rooms, each with private… Read More

ISOLA SANTA CRISTINA

You’d be hard-pressed to fi nd a private island that doesn’t promise something along the lines an ‘exquisite balance between nature and luxury’, or ‘nature, tranquility, and privacy’, but few can offer the tradition of Isola Santa Cristina, in the… Read More

JUMBY BAY RESORT

One of the most exclusive hotels and villa collections in the Caribbean, Jumby Bay has been well known to HNWs for over a decade. It may not be as exclusive as Mustique, but the two islands share much in common:… Read More

L’ILOT

Just off the northeast coast of Mauritius, this ‘vast’ villa offers four bedrooms and almost 300 square metres of private property, ‘with its back to the prevailing breezes’. Secured on a sandy bed and surrounded by filaos trees, it boasts… Read More

MUSTIQUE ISLAND

One of the most exclusive private islands in the world, Mustique was founded by Lord Glenconner, Colin Tennant, who bought the island for £45,000, when it was a mosquito-infested rock with no roads, jetties or running water. Tennant gave Princess… Read More

PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT

One of the few places in the Mediterranean you can still hide away in solitude, this summer house that sleeps 12 lies on a private islet, at the beginning of the Cycladic islands. Just 45 minutes from Athens by speedboat,… Read More

PRIVATE ISLANDS ONLINE

Established in 1999, Private Islands Online is happy to call itself an institution: ‘[We are] the fi rst service to unite the previously fragmented island business. Our highly popular website is often the fi rst and only place that owners,… Read More

SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND

Secluded in Cambodia’s pristine Koh Rong Archipelago, 35 minutes away by boat from the port of Sihanoukville, lie two unspoiled islands, known to locals as Song Saa, Khmer for ‘The Sweethearts’. The resort spans Koh Ouen and Koh Rong islands,… Read More

TAVANIPUPU PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT

Sheltered by coral reefs and sandy islets along the Solomon Islands’ Marau Sound, Tavanipupu Private Island Resort lies a mere 25 minutes east by plane from the nation’s capital, Honiara. Promising ‘the South Pacifi c’s best kept secret,’ the island… Read More

THANDA ISLAND

The brainchild of billionaire Swedish philanthropists and entrepreneurs Christin and Dan Olofsson, Thanda can’t be faulted for its ambition. The committed conservationists have developed this remote island into a marine conservation zone ten miles off the tropical coast of southern… Read More

THE BRANDO

‘Tetiaroa is beautiful beyond my capacity to describe,’ Marlon Brando once said of this Polynesian getaway, now named after him. ‘One could say that Tetiaroa is the tincture of the South Seas.’ Brando first came to Tetiaroa while filming Mutiny… Read More

VOAVAH FOUR SEASONS PRIVATE ISLAND

UHNWs looking for peak privacy would be wise to head for Baa Atoll. It’s home to Voavah, the Four Seasons’ private island getaway in the Maldives, recognised in the Robb Report’s 2017 Best of the Best Awards. The world’s fi… Read More

W MALDIVES ‘EXTREME ISLAND TAKEOVER’

Those looking for private island largesse will be pleased to learn of W Maldives’ ‘Extreme Island Takeover’, allowing UHNW guests to rent its entire island resort from four to seven nights: a cool £5 million-plus for the latter. ‘A wonderland… Read More