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 centuries-old gardens, with its single villa comprising two master bedrooms, five doubles and two single bedrooms, each en suite. There’s a spacious terrace and living room with a large fireplace to gather around, an art-deco style library and original Venetian kitchen plus the grand dining hall that caters for up to 16 guests. Lounging by the pool is a morethan-ideal way to spend time, but the islands of Burano and Murano are only a short boat trip away.
Isola Santa Cristina Venice, Italy