Private Party, Private Island
Luxury travel doesn't get better than renting a private island. Whether your after a barefoot romantic hideaway for two or a party for friends and family, check out the best jewels in the ocean.
GEORGINA WILSON - POWELL
Laucala Island, Fiji
When an island is as drop dead gorgeous as Laucala, then you’ll want to do everything you can to preserve it. The owner has restored it to a stellar level of eco-luxury and it is now 80 percent self-sufficient. Hire one of the 25 villas (or the lot for a serious party) and book in some recovery time at the Fijian inspired spa.
Coco Prive, Maldives
At Coco Prive, lovers can escape to their very own Maldivian paradise. There is just one master residence on the breathtaking Kuda Hithi island (or you can invite up to 10 friends and put them up in luxurious villas if you wish). An intimate haven complete with a personal wine cellar, infinity pool, chefs and diving guides.
Song Saa, Cambodia
Its name means two hearts and this island duo is home to 27 villas, some over water, others within the small jungle. It’s perfect for a private big bash. Guests can loll in oversized al fresco baths, dine at a world-class restaurant and de-stress with locally inspired treatments at cute open-air salas.
Fregate Island, Seychelles
Part of the Oetker Collection, Fregate is an island the size of Monaco that’s completely private. 16 secluded villas share seven beaches, one of which is often voted one of the world’s top ten. Lush forest, rich fauna, renowned diving and awe-inspiring landscapes await. Recover at the on-island spa pavilion or blow cobwebs away sailing the coastline.
Fowl Cay Resort, Bahamas
Head to the Caribbean for a private retreat with the luxury amenities of a resort. Fowl Cay has six villas on this unique island, each comes with its own motor boat and golf cart, meaning you can explore the lush beaches at your own pace. One for marine lovers, you can snorkel with the famous swimming pigs at Big Major Cay and feed wild nurse sharks.
Makepeace Island, Australia
Ship out to the stunning east coast of Australia and make land on Richard Branson’s hideaway island, which sleeps just 22. Host the ultimate party at the Balinese-inspired house with its lagoon style pool and chic bar, then cruise the coastline, relax in the two story spa or take in the outdoor cinema.