private islands

AMANPULO, CUYO ARCHIPELAGO, PHILIPPINES

Turquoise sea and cerulean sky are united at Amanpulo, a ‘whisperquiet’ private island retreat in the Philippines, accessible by private plane. Northeast of Palawan Island and part of the Cuyo Archipelago, its ‘unspoilt tropical wilderness’ is enclosed by a powdery… Read More

ARIARA ISLAND, LINAPACAN, PHILIPPINES

Considered the last frontier of the Philippines unspoiled by pollution and tourism, the Calamian Islands reside in a region that hosts two UNESCO world Heritage sites. It’s also home to Ariara, East Asia’s most ambitious private getaway and potentially the… Read More

AROVADA PRIVATE ISLAND SIHANOUKVILLE, CAMBODIA

Arovada marks a new dawn for Cambodia, and a new kind of private island. Just 15 minutes by speedboat from Sihanoukville, its ‘ultra-private’ villas blend with the natural surroundings, where floor-to-ceiling windows bring in glorious views. This is ‘the springboard… Read More

DOLPHIN ISLAND RAKIRAKI, FIJI

Surrounded by turquoise waters and offering an authentic, intimate South Pacific experience, Dolphin Island hosts eight guests across four rooms and sits a short cruise from Viti Levu. Cared for by attentive staff (‘looking after you as much, or as… Read More

HAYMAN ISLAND, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

If the isolation of a real private island is not to your taste, Australia’s iconic Hayman Island and its singular accommodation is for you. In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, guests are invited to enjoy ‘spectacular’ dining and… Read More

ISLETA EL ESPINO GRANADA, NICARAGUA

Lying close to the coast of the colonial city of Granada, Isleta El Espino’s private island eco-lodge first opened its doors in 2015. Guests can choose from five guest rooms, each with a private deck and lake view, mosquito nets,… Read More

ISOLA SANTA CRISTINA VENICE, ITALY

Almost every private island promises an ‘exquisite balance between nature and luxury’, or ‘nature, tranquillity, and privacy’. Few, however, can offer the tradition of Isola Santa Cristina, plump in the heart of the Venetian Lagoon. Pheasants and peacocks roam its… Read More

JUMBY BAY RESORT, ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

Jumby Bay has long been known to discerning HNWs as one of the most exclusive hotel and villa collections in the Caribbean. While not as exclusive as Mustique, the two islands share plenty in common: over half a billion dollars… Read More

L’ILOT, ROCHES NOIRES, MAURITIUS

Just off the coast of Mauritius, this villa’s 300 square metres of private property encompass four bedrooms, ‘with its back to the prevailing breezes’. Its refined, contemporary style is in harmony with this unique site, and sits on a sandy… Read More

PRIVATE ISLAND RETREAT, CYCLADIC ISLANDS, GREECE

There aren’t many places left in the Mediterranean where one can retreat in solitude, but this summer house on a private islet lies hidden at the beginning of the Cycladic islands. 45 minutes from Athens via speedboat, the island is… Read More

PRIVATE ISLANDS ONLINE, INTERNATIONAL

Established in 1999, Private Islands Online declares itself ‘the first service to unite the previously fragmented island business’, describing its website ‘the first and only place that owners, brokers and agents list their properties, ensuring the largest and most up-to-date… Read More

SONG SAA PRIVATE ISLAND, KOH RONG ARCHIPELAGO, CAMBODIA

Secluded in Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago, 35 minutes by boat from Sihanoukville, lie two pristine islands known to locals as Song Saa, Khmer for ‘The Sweethearts’. Spanning Koh Ouen and Koh Rong islands, the resort is connected by footbridge over… Read More

TAVANIPUPU PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT, MARAU SOUND, SOLOMON ISLANDS

Located 25 minutes by plane eastwards from the Solomon Islands’ capital city Honiara, Tavanipupu Private Island Resort is billed as ‘the South Pacific’s best-kept secret’. The island getaway boasts an unusual history: the former 19th century coconut plantation was previously… Read More

THANDA ISLAND, TANZANIA

The brainchild of billionaire 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, 10 miles off the tropical coast of southern Tanzania,… Read More

THE BRANDO TETIAROA, FRENCH POLYNESIA

‘Beautiful beyond my capacity to describe,’ Marlon Brando once said of this Polynesian getaway, now named after him. The actor first arrived on Tetiaroa while filming Mutiny On The Bounty, and was enchanted by its beauty and isolation. In 1967,… Read More

VELAA PRIVATE ISLAND, MALDIVES

The course here only has nine tees and just six greens, but is located on a private island, and was designed by short-game supremo Jose Maria Olazabal. PGA-qualified instructors are on hand for personalised lessons which target iron play, chipping… Read More

VOAVAH FOUR SEASONS PRIVATE ISLAND, MALDIVES

UHNWs looking for peak privacy should head for Baa Atoll, home to Voavah, an island getaway in the Maldives which earned recognition from Robb Report’s Best Of The Best Awards. The first exclusiveuse UNESCO getaway, this seven -bedroomed private resort… Read More

W MALDIVES ‘EXTREME ISLAND TAKEOVER’

Those looking for a private island playground will love W Maldives’ ‘Extreme Island Takeover’ package, allowing UHNW guests to rent its entire island resort from four to seven nights (the latter option costs over £5 million). The island boasts stunning… Read More