When you’re going to a deserted island, the question isn’t, “what essentials do you bring with you?”. It’s, “where do you go?”. While there are thousands of island getaways, venturing to a private destination is one of the most exclusive experiences on the planet. The remote, difficult-to-access destinations offer the ultimate amenities to reset. The next time you want to go somewhere off-grid on a private jet, consider a destination where you can have the land to yourself.
Private Islands to Book in 2018
Miavana | Nosy Ankao, Madagascar
Set in one of the most incredible locations in the world where 80 percent of the flora and fauna are endemic to the region, Miavana opened its doors in June 2017 and is one of the most stunning private-island resorts in the world. It’s the first luxury accommodation in Madagascar to offer lemur safaris. Miavana’s 14 solar-powered villas face the sea and offer guests total privacy in uncharted territory. The island in the Loky Manambato Protected Area is so remote that guests can only access it by helicopter, which the resort makes available for island-hopping. Go on a dolphin- and whale-watching excursion, watch turtles nest on white-sand beaches, unwind at the spa, explore hidden lagoons, and check out the Cabinet of Curiosities. If you can’t get enough of the outdoors, Miavana staff will arrange a private sleep-out beneath the stars.
Maldives Voavah Four Seasons | Voavah, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Taking luxury to new heights, the Four Seasons set up Maldives Private Island, a lavish getaway and UNESCO hideaway on Voavah. At this island, only you and your guests roam its five idyllic acres. Your stay rewards you with exclusive access to a 62-foot yacht, which will take you to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which has some of the largest populations of manta ray on the planet, as well as dolphins and turtles. If you don’t know how to dive or snorkel, a dedicated instructor will teach you. The resort features all the luxury you expect from the Four Seasons and cranks it up to the next level. Chefs cater to your cravings. A beach house maître d’ tends to all your needs. A doctor is on-site to patch you up. A therapist and yogi mind your wellbeing.
Kokomo Island | Kadavu Island Group, Fiji
An island with 26 superb beachfront villas and hilltop residences, Kokomo on the northern tip of the archipelago offers a world of wonder. The resort is surrounded by the Great Astrolabe Reef, the fourth largest coral reef in the world and one of the best dive sites. Real estate developer Lang Walker opened the doors to his luxe island resort in March 2017. The accommodation will make you want for nothing by offering everything you need at your fingertips, including all meals, private infinity pool, spa and dive vouchers, nanny service, butler service, and activities for the whole family.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon | Félicité, Seychelles
Featuring a never-ending summer and glorious weather year-round, the extravagant Six Senses Zil Pasyon is fit for royalty. The secluded, exclusive 500-acre paradise is where Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge spent their honeymoon. The location is so private that the chance of running into another guest during your stay is slim. Fly in by helicopter and admire the sparkling beaches as you reach the helipad. This private island offers all the amenities you enjoy at your favorite resorts and has a “no menu” policy. Instead, a chef meets with you to create bespoke meals based on your preferences. The doting staff will set up your dining experiences anywhere you desire. The accommodation will also take you sailing to nearby islands and on private fishing trips.