Top 10 Private Islands For The Ultimate Escape

We list our top private islands that offer peace and privacy in pristine waters and powdery white sand beaches

Go on the ultimate escape by holidaying on a private island. Get your much needed digital detox and reconnect with Mother Nature and your loved ones. These private islands allow you to get away from all the stress and indulge in paradise.


Velaa Private Island Maldives - Destination Deluxe
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1. Velaa Private Island
Noonu Atoll, the Maldives

Located in Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, Velaa Private Island is an exceptional luxury retreat where guests are treated like royalty. With 45 private villas and residences, you can choose from either beach or overwater villas, all with private pools. Head to the Clarins spa for deep relaxation and rediscover your inner peace and spiritual wellbeing with personalized experiences and a wide range of Asian-inspired therapies, including Ayurveda, yoga and meditation.


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French Polynesia - Destination Deluxe
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2. The Brando
Tetiaora Island, French Polynesia

The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia’s beautiful private island of Tetiaroa – an atoll composed of small islands surrounding a sparkling lagoon 30 miles northeast of Tahiti. Guests are greeted with carefree luxury in the midst of pristine nature. The resort features 35 villas that are modern, sleek and minimalistic, sitting on white-sand beaches, designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyles and culture. The villas are complete with media rooms, plunge pools and direct beach access.


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Denis Private Island Seychelles - Destination Deluxe
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3. Denis Private Island
The Seychelles

Denis Private Island is a tropical hideaway where you can enjoy barefoot luxury of island living. This island is the perfect place for a digital detox since there is no internet, no signal for your mobile phone and no cable television. You’ll discover a forgotten mode of luxury: one of real food and real people, immersed in nature on one of the most secluded islands in the world.


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Amanpulo Destination Deluxe
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4. Amanpulo
Pamalican Island, The Philippines

A private island fringed by white sands beaches, Amanpulo is accessible only by private plane and is around an hour away from Manila. The island feels a world away from anywhere, blissfully marooned in the middle of the Sulu Sea. Amanpulo offers Robinson Crusoe luxury, with crystal-clear waters, pristine diving and endless water sports, giving you a chance to get away from it all and recharge by the beach.


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Bawah Private Island Southeast Asia Destination Deluxe
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5. Bawah Reserve

Bawah Reserve offers 35 luxury suites, including its exclusive overwater bungalows. Surrounded by clear turquoise waters, blue lagoons and coral reefs, this pristine and previously uninhabited marine conservation area is perfect for adventurers with an appetite for indulgence and paradise seekers looking for relaxation. Experience kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, treks through the tropical forest, local cuisine through cooking classes, dining on private beaches and much more. Bawah Reserve offers the true meaning of sustainable luxury.


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North Island - Destination Deluxe
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6. North Island
The Seychelles

Experience a true barefoot-luxury escape on North Island. This beautiful island only has 22 hand-crafted villas overlooking the pristine, powdery white beaches and turquoise waters of the Ile Du Nord eco-reserve in the Seychelles. North Island is perfect for those looking for complete privacy, extraordinary experiences that are perfectly personalized to your preferences, and service that is generously big-hearted. Unwind at the Spa on North Island, which uses Subtle Energies, a range of results-based aromatherapy, natural skincare and wellness solutions founded on authentic Ayurveda principles.


Fiji Laucala Island - Destination Deluxe
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7. COMO Laucala Island

COMO Laucala Island’s 25 traditional Fijian villas offer unparalleled exclusivity and privacy in dramatic, and very different, locations around the northern coast of the island. It is set amidst breathtaking natural beauty with coconut plantations, sand beaches and rich green mountains. The villas come with a buggy for guests to freely explore the resort at their leisure. 


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COMO Parrot Cay Private Island - Destination Deluxe
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8. COMO Parrot Cay
Turks and Caicos

An award-winning luxury resort, COMO Parrot Cay is set on its own private island with 1,000 unspoilt acres and mile-long white sand beaches. This island getaway delivers foot-in-the-sand luxury with COMO’s top-notch service, holistic therapies, yoga, diving and world-class cuisine. All rooms and suites have soothing interiors, and its villas have their own private pools, direct beach access and 24-hour butler service.


Four Seasons Voavah Island - Destination Deluxe
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9. Voavah Private Island
The Maldives

Voavah Private Island is the first Four Seasons private island, which was launched in late 2016. It is also the world’s first exclusive-use UNESCO hideaway. Discover the beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve by embarking on Voavah Summer, a 19-metre private luxury yacht with a sleek exterior and handcrafted, two-cabin interior. Swim with reef sharks, dive with manta rays or float west into blissful oblivion as the sun sets over the Baa Atoll.


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Banwa Private Island Exlcusive Getaway Philippines - Destination Deluxe
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10. Banwa Private Island

Nestled in the pristine North-Eastern Palawan, Banwa Private Island offers an exclusive and contemporary retreat on a 7-hectare haven. With a commitment to environmental preservation, the Aquos Foundation at the island’s core focuses on initiatives such as reef regeneration and safeguarding endangered species. The intimate villas, designed for utmost privacy, seamlessly blend modern luxury with the island’s natural beauty. Guests can indulge in various activities, from diving and water sports to golf, tennis, spa treatments, and stargazing. Accessible by private jet, helicopter, or seaplane from Manila or Puerta Princesa, the island accommodates 22 guests in six beachfront villas, ranging from one to four bedrooms. Banwa promises a sumptuous and adventurous escape in this untouched paradise.