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5 Of The Best Private Island Resorts
Ever dreamed of having an entire island to yourself? These secluded resorts offer five-star luxury in paradise to suit your every whim.
1. Miavana, Madagascar
When it comes to exclusive resort vacationing, it doesn’t get much better than Mianvana, Madagascar. Located on Nosy Ankao island, which lies off the north-east of Madagascar, the resort is just a 30-minute helicopter flight from the town of Diego Suarez. Fourteen villas line the shores with direct access to the beach and have been specifically designed for those who are looking to unwind and reconnect with nature while enjoying a luxury experience on a private island.
“This property has taken luxury beach retreats in the Indian Ocean to a whole new level. Very much off-the-beaten-track, the remote and completely unspoiled location is one of Miavana’s major draws. A genuine, once-in-a-lifetime hotel,” says the africatravel.com website, where you can also book your reservation.
2. Laucala Island, Fiji
Set over 1,400 hectares, Laucala, located in the South Pacific, offers complete seclusion in paradise. The dramatic landscape includes views of volcanic mountains, tropical rainforests, and pristine beaches. Rent one or all of Laucala’s 25 villas that are glamorous versions of traditional Fijian dwellings. Each one offers unparalleled exclusivity and privacy in dramatic, and very different, locations around the northern coast of the island.
“No expense has been spared at the exclusive tropical hideaway, where 25 Fijian-styled villas are set amid coconut plantations, beside deserted beaches, and atop the island’s volcanic mountains, overlooking fertile coral reefs and endless jungle,” says the laucala.com website.
3. Thanda Island, Tanzania
Thanda Island is located off the coast of Tanzania. You and your crew will be the only visitors on this island if you rent the main villa and two bandas, providing nine bedrooms in total. During your stay, enjoy a range of outdoor activities and experiences including water adventures, excursions, yoga sessions and spa treatments, and decadent dining.
“Thanda Island immerses you in pure, natural pleasures… strolling along your own private 1,100 metre (.6 mile) beach, dining on ocean-fresh seafood or exploring the 8 hectare island,” says the thandaisland.com website.
4. Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Find stunning, secluded villas and five-star service at Petit St. Vincent. The private island resort has a 50-year history as the ultimate getaway experience. You can rent individual villas or splurge by renting the entire island for up to 56 guests. Located in the Caribbean, the resort is surrounded by crystal blue waters and lush forest waiting to be explored.
“An enchanting hideaway in the heart of the Caribbean, where unspoiled sugar-white sands, acres of fragrant, tropical greenery, and unparalleled privacy await,” says the petitvincent.com website.
5. Guana Island Resort, British Virgin Islands
The entire island can be rented for you and up to 42 guests at Guana Island Resort. No matter how long you stay, island fever won’t be a threat with ample activities and explorations to choose from. Enjoy twelve miles of hiking trails, spa treatments, picnic lunches, boat charters, sunset cruises, and snorkeling or diving. Whether you rent a villa or a room, you will have the ocean and rugged mountains as your backdrop.
“Sprinkled along a scenic ridge with views of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, our Sea View Rooms offer the quintessential island hideaway experience each with its own private terrace. Breezy, cozy and comfortable, these classic Guana rooms are rustic-chic perfection,” says the guana.com website.