The Jet-setter’s Guide to Private Island Vacations

red rock island with palm trees and a turquoise sea

Are there days when you feel like escaping the hustle and the bustle of the city and getting lost somewhere in paradise? Well, let me assure you, you’re not alone! We’ve all envisioned our own private little getaway. But instead of fantasising about it, let’s make it a reality, shall we? I present to you: The Jet-setter’s Guide to Private Island Vacations

For those of us blessed with a bit of wanderlust, and a passion for luxury and exclusivity, nothing sounds more enticing than jetting off to a private island. Picture this: No queues, no waiting, no unwanted disturbances. Just you, your favourite cocktail, those beautiful sunsets, and maybe your loved ones. Paradise, right? 

Well, get your passports ready ’cause we’re about to embark on a journey of the best of the best private islands to escape to—our top picks for utter and complete seclusion. 

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands – Ah, Sir Richard Branson’s famous retreat. It’s like some fantastical wonderland from a dream! You haven’t experienced luxury until you’ve rented out this entire 74-acre island for yourself. What’s better is that it embodies the perfect blend of playfulness and opulence.

Fregate Island, Seychelles – Ever experienced living in a paradise that’s home to some of the rarest flora and fauna on the planet? No? Then pack up those Louis Vuittons and head to Fregate Island—blessed with radiant coral beaches and the rare Seychelles Magpie Robin.

Laucala Island, Fiji – This is a wonderland that’s not only about pristine beaches and sparkling waters. You like horses? Great! Head over to their traditionally-crafted Fijian stables. Into organic dining? Well, they have their own organic farms.

But I hear you saying, “These places sound great, but they also sound like they’re exclusive to billionaires and Hollywood A-listers…“. Well, you don’t have to be a billionaire to enjoy the privacy of a luxury island, you might just need the savings of one (a bit of jet-setter humour there!). 

Truth is, private islands are becoming more and more accessible to normal folks like ourselves. Don’t believe me? Let’s tick off a few more! 

Islas Secas

Kokomo Island, Fiji – Tucked away in the world’s fourth largest reef, it’s an under-the-radar gem that offers more privacy than your average Fijian resort.

Islas Secas, Panama – 14 private islands accommodating up to 18 guests at a time. It’s like hiring a mini version of earth all for yourself.

Petit St. Vincent, Caribbean – It’s like you have found your way to some maritime off-the-grid adventure that screams luxury from its core! The idea is: there are no TVs, no phones. All that exists is the Caribbean dream you always fantasized about.

Now, these are some destinations we can all imagine ourselves sipping piña coladas at, right? So, what are you waiting for? Spoil yourself, indulge in the luxury that these islands offer and remember, in the words of Anthony Bourdain: 

“Travel isn’t always pretty…. but it’s always worth it.”

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