Looking for the ultimate in privacy and seclusion? Renting an island for a week-long getaway offers an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Whether you are planning a destination wedding, or a couple’s escape, private islands are available for rent in every corner of the world. Enjoy our top picks below knowing that they are the very best in the world.
A visit to Dunbar Rock offers a unique vacation experience from start to finish. A 10-minute boat ride brings arriving guests from the airport to the cay. Once docked, your luggage will be delivered to your room by the staff. Perched on a cay with 360° views of Sandy Bay, Guanaja and surrounding cays, this unique resort blends beauty, serenity and also something special in a laid-back, inviting atmosphere.
The 15,000 square foot property is spread across 4 floors. The ground level provides access to a private white sand beach for lounging, swimming and snorkeling and the PADI/SSI dive center just off the docks. There are any number of different areas to which one can “escape” if seeking isolation or congregate if feeling social. Not to be missed is a bit of pampering with an on-call masseur then head to the cardio room overlooking the ocean.
Thanda Island is a tropical island with a single luxurious villa and two traditional Tanzanian Bandas in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Tanzania. Situated in its own marine reserve, you can bathe in blue heaven with the gentlest giant of the ocean, the whale shark, and also watch sea turtles nesting. Here, you can rest, rejuvenate and enjoy adventure sports, where shades of turquoise infuse your days. Thanda Island was voted the World’s Leading Exclusive Private Island by the 2016 World Travel Awards and features on the Condé Nast Traveler ‘Hot List 2017’.
Located in the middle of Calamianes, choose between Small Bamboo Island, which accommodates up to 16 guests, or Big Bamboo Island, which welcomes up to 24 guests. This mindful small space living comes with a personal chef and friendly – yet discrete – staff. The uniquely-designed bamboo huts have all the island life luxuries including a million-dollar view.
Life on the island revolves around the spacious, open-air main pavilion, situated right on the beach. This features a sunset lounge, a reggae bar, award-winning kitchen and dining areas. These all come with commanding views of the surrounding waters, islands and mountainscapes.
If you ever thought of trading in those legs for a fish tail, then Bird Island is for you. This small island inside a coral reef is surrounded by protected waters and is the perfect getaway for someone looking for hours of snorkeling and diving. This property may be isolated, but it also has the comforts of home with wireless internet and TV.
A Robinson Crusoe type of adventure, yet with all the comforts, where one can to do their own thing in total privacy. Bird Island is the perfect experience best suited for the outdoor, adventurous type who tend to be more self-sufficient in nature.
L’Ilot is surrounded by a private beach with volcanic rocks protecting your very own luxury villa in Mauritius. This amazing private island and modern luxury villa has a unique tropical charm. Located 1,200 miles off the coast of Africa, this luxury villa offers four bedrooms and a large terrace that boasts panoramic views of the turquoise Roches Noires lagoon. Parts of the property are open-air, allowing guests to enjoy beautiful island scenery from the comfort of the couch or perhaps a chaise lounge perched in the sand.
Sheltered behind the Belize Barrier Reef, this private two-acre island is available for your exclusive use. The beautiful private island offers a picture-perfect sandy beach and is also surrounded by some of the finest coral reef in the area. The rental includes a caretaker who will cater to your needs, including catching and cooking fresh seafood for dinner, as well as kayak and snorkeling tours.
This luxurious private island offers three magnificent villas. Located in the World Heritage Marine Reserve near central Belize, this opulent property will not disappoint. Amenities include a personal chef and an outdoor bedroom. You will also find expansive windows where guests can capture the impressive views, modern décor and more.
Located less than a mile off of the Atlantic shores of Marathon in the Florida Keys, this private island boasts a pristine vacation rental home that comes with more than 5,000 square-feet of living space. This includes a spacious veranda, boat dock, helicopter launch pad, swimming pool, and also a 25-foot boat to get back and forth to the mainland. Not only is this island house luxurious, it also is environmentally friendly. East Sister Rock Island is a self-efficient and fully sustainable island. Using wind and solar power, it produces enough electricity to provide unlimited power to the house.
About 100 miles southeast of Fort Lauderdale, Little Whale Cay hosts guests in three luxury villas that can accommodate up to 12 people. Seated on 93 acres, this remarkable property boasts an infinity pool with coastal views as well as ornate furnishings. You will also find a gym, tennis court, blossoming gardens, private white sand beaches and even its own airstrip. Little Whale Cay is a beautiful, fully staffed private island.
With its stunning white sand beaches and warm turquoise waters, you will have an amazing time with a getaway here. You will also find a private airstrip, harbour and a flotilla of boats for fishing, cruising or water sports. The 13 person staff includes a personal chef and masseur. Take a dip in the sea-view infinity pool then grab a game on the tennis court. This private Caribbean island rental offers every opportunity to indulge yourself and create memories to last a lifetime.
At first arrival in Jakarta you’ll board the host’s 60-foot yacht as you head towards your island escape in the Java Sea. The serenity is Isle East Indies’ biggest draw, with stunning views day and night and open-air rooms throughout the multiple rental bungalows. Whether your aim to unwind and relax back with a good book or you’d like to explore your surroundings, Isle East Indies has something to appeal to everyone. Water activities include waterskiing, kayaking to neighboring islands, snorkeling, Scuba Diving and also fishing.
Choose from an array of private islands for every travel taste. From the tropical to woodsy, you’ll be able to completely relax knowing you are the only occupant. Don’t want to rent a private island? Try our guide for owning one instead.