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The Best Resorts on Private Islands

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Only the most exclusive luxury hotels are set on their very own private islands and our recommendation lists for Best Resorts on Private Islands features some of the worlds most elite hotels and resorts.

Beach resorts on private tropical islands top this list of these exclusive hotel properties which offer peace and discretion while still providing the most modern convinces and services. Some of these private island resorts have more staff members than guests to ensure that anyone who visits these private island resorts has an amazing experience. For those who aren't looking for beach resorts, European hotels secluded on their own private island and only a boat ride away from bustling city centers are included in this list. These hotels provide stunning views of charming city skylines with elegant accommodations and phenomenal service.

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Aman Sveti Stefan | Budva, Montenegro

Aman Sveti Stefan is located in the centre of Montenegro’s Adriatic coastline, south of Budva and between the villages of Pržno and Sveti Stefan. The site incorporates two kilometres of coastline including the pink sandy beaches of Sveti Stefan, Miločer Beach and the famous Queen’s Beach which is backed by the resort’s...


Amanpulo | Pamalican Island, Philippines

The turquoise waters of the Sulu Sea, home to vibrant coral reefs, are the focus of exploration and enjoyment at Amanpulo, a private island hideaway. Each of the expansive Villas and the 42 beachfront, treetop and hillside Casitas, reflect their island home both inside and out. Each twin-roofed Casita offers a seamless transition...


Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa | Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

Fulfill your escapist dreams on the private island of Bazaruto, in a jewel-like archipelago off the coast of Mozambique. With few distractions to interrupt your stay at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa, you can completely lose yourself in dazzling natural beauty, peaceful island life and unforgettable experiences. Relish...


Banana Island Resort | Doha, Qatar

20 minutes from the heart of Qatar's vibrant capital, a luxury yacht ferry crosses crystal clear water to reach a breathtaking island that feels a world away, while a private helicopter pad offers an exclusive arrival with a bird's eye coastal view. Welcome to Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara - a paradise sanctuary of world...


COMO Cocoa Island | Cocoa Island, Maldives

To hole up at COMO Cocoa Island is to discover escapism, or sweet serenity under a reliable sun. It is a special place, at once removed from the noise of modern living, where every need is nurtured, and soothe away the stresses which belong to another life. At COMO Cocoa Island, indulge in nature's bequest, from dust-white sand...


COMO Parrot Cay | Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

COMO Parrot Cay has established itself as the northern Caribbean's preay Turks and Caicos combines nature's 1000 acre pre-eminent private island, wrapped in sweeps of sand and peaceful seas featuring the region's best spa and haute cuisine. Typical of COMO Hotels & Resorts, its owning company, Parrot Cnspoilt acres, including organic...


Constance Moofushi Maldives | South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Set on its own secluded island, the resort is a combination of luxury and simplicity with an all-inclusive meal plan. From ecological thatch roofing to crystal clear water, Constance Moofushi is a unique resort with a soul. All villas are built and decorated with wondrous tones of nature with a hint of Constance chic. Feast on fresh...


Constance Tsarabanjina | Helville, Madagascar

Featuring azure blue water, powder soft beaches, and private bungalows fenced by tropical plants, choose from one of the 25 Beach Villas at Constance Tsarabanjina. From ecological thatch roofing to unspoilt clear water, Constance Tsarabanjina is a unique resort. All villas are built and decorated in simple tones with a hint of Constance...


Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay | Manama, Bahrain

In the Kingdom's capital city of Manama, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay is a soaring architectural statement on its own exclusive island. Convenient for business and breathtaking for Bahrain holidays, this unique-in-the-world urban resort blends innovation and relaxation. Unparalleled in design, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain...


Fregate Island Private Seychelles | Fregate Island, Seychelles

Four degrees south of the equator, Fregate is an island of outstanding natural beauty; giant granite boulders rise from the powdery white sand of seven beaches, protected by granite barriers. Construction of the resort was subject to strict regulations to safeguard the environment and the preservation and protection of the island's...


JA Manafaru | Haa Alifu Atoll, Maldives

JA Manafaru offers luxurious beach villas and over-water suites with private outdoor pools, decks, and stunning vistas. All 84 well-appointed villas and suites feature spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. Private bathrooms include Elemis amenities and a relaxing rain shower, and suites have spa bathtubs. Facilities include WiFi,...



Set on its own private island in Venice, Isola delle Rose, just a 15-minute ride across the Lagoon to St. Mark's Square by boat shuttle service, JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa is the ultimate luxury retreat for romantic breaks and family escapes. Opening in March 2015, the Resort features 266 contemporary-styled rooms and suites...


Five Star Alliance Perk:

Guests that book through Five Star Alliance receive VIP treatment which includes a bottle of prosecco and Venetian sweets.

Kandolhu Island | Male, Maldives

Even in the Maldives, an island so perfectly formed as Kandolhu is rare. Measuring just 200 meters by 150 meters, the island is lush, with wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green ocean. The island is also home to one of the most pristine, colorful, and lively reefs in the Maldives. Easily accessible from all around the island,...


Laucala Island Resort | Laucala Island, Fiji

A private island refuge in the South Pacific, Laucala unites dramatic rain forest-laced landscapes and white sandy beaches with unparalleled levels of luxury and privacy. No expense has been spared at the exclusive tropical hideaway, where 25 Fijian-styled villas are set amid coconut plantations, beside deserted beaches and atop...


Lizard Island Resort | Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

Lizard Island Resort on Lizard Island is the northern-most resort located directly on the Great Barrier Reef, with 24 powdery-white beaches and 40 luxurious suites. Enjoy secluded picnics and sunset beach dining on private beaches, five star cuisine in the beautiful Salt Water restaurant and indulgent spa treatments in the Essentia...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All guests making reservations with Five Star Alliance receive a $100 USD resort credit (not combinable, not valid toward room rate, and no cash value if not redeemed in full). Also, subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure - room upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out.
LUX * Maldives South Ari Atoll | South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Whether seeking a peaceful hideaway or active adventure, the picture-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu is home to LUX* Maldives South Ari Atoll (formerly LUX Maldives), a luxury resort where your fantasy of a laid-back, desert island paradise is about to come true. There, you’ll discover 193 private villas, dotted at the water’s...


Naladhu Resort | South Male Atoll, Maldives

The perfect moment begins with the perfect setting. A private tropical island. Powder-white sands. The beauty of the Maldives. Naladhu. Free-flowing spaces. A symphony of rolling waves and rustling palms. The feel of warm, turquoise-blue lagoon waters and exotic Indian spice rubs. The familiar cool of hardwood floors and goose-down...


Pangkor Laut Resort | Lumut, Perak, Malaysia

Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca. This piece of paradise has been 2 million years in the making, and here you will find one of the world’s premier resorts nestling in the shade of forest giants as old as the land. You will find no other...


Pestana Bazaruto Lodge | Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

Please note: The Lodge is temporarily closed. Pestana Bazaruto Lodge is one of only a few exclusive hotels on Bazaruto, the largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, approximately 600 km north of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. The island is undoubtedly a place of rare beauty with lots to be explored, distinguishing...


Peter Island Resort & Spa | Peter Island, British Virgin Islands

Named one of the "Best Places to Stay in the World" and "Top 20 Islands" in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, Peter Island is a private island, with all the exclusivity and romance that provides. At the Peter Island Resort and Spa there are more staff members than guests, with only 52 rooms and 1,800 acres of lush, mountainous terrain...


Five Star Alliance Perk:
All reservations made with Five Star Alliance receive complimentary full buffet breakfast for each guest daily at Tradewinds Restaurant and a $100 spa treatment credit. Also, subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure: room upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out.
Petit St. Vincent | St. Vincent, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

You are here for reasons beyond desire, drawn to our shores in search of the ultimate escape. There are other places that may look similar, but very few have the pull, energy and magic, indescribable ingredients that make Petit St. Vincent stand out as a truly unique private island. This self-contained, verdant paradise feels undiscovered....



Royal Davui Island Resort is an exclusive adults-only sanctuary situated in Fiji's spectacular Beqa Lagoon offering a level of Fijian luxury, elegance and privacy not found in today’s larger resorts. Royal Davui Island Resort has 16 exquisitely appointed Vales nestled around 10 acres of lush tropical landscape. Every guest at Davui...


San Clemente Palace | Venice, Italy

San Clemente Palace Kempinski is a legendary retreat that sits on its own private island in the heart of the Venice lagoon, just minutes away from Piazza San Marco by one of the hotels iconic boats. The San Clemente Palace features two bars and three restaurants including a signature restaurant with terraces overlooking the...


Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa | Cuvu, Sigatoka, Fiji Islands

An enchanting tropical gem on the private Yanuca Island, Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa offers vacationers and families an idyllic South Pacific escape. Being one of the Fiji luxury resorts guests will also find an array of facilities that include children's play areas, a wide range of dining and recreation options, in addition...


Six Senses Zil Pasyon | Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles

Tucked away on the private island of Félicité, the Six Senses Zil Pasyon consists of contemporary villas designed to offer premium comforts and sea views. Situated on one of the satellite islands of La Digue, the property is the only resort on the island. Guests can select from one-bedroom and multiple room villas surrounded...


Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island | Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Sofitel Bora Pora Private Island is located on a secluded and lush islet in the crystal lagoon of Bora Bora. The island is a unique botanical garden in French Polynesia with 360° panoramic views of the Bora Bora lagoon and Mt. Otemanu. Accommodations include unique island Lodge rooms, luxury over-water bungalows floating...


The Brando | Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

The Brando is a unique luxury resort on French Polynesia's breathtakingly beautiful atoll of Tetiaroa. It sits on one of a dozen small islands that surround a spectacular three-mile wide lagoon. The 22 villas along Turtle Beach and 13 villas along Mermaid Bay have been designed to reflect Polynesian lifestyle and traditions. Every...


The Residence Maldives | Male, Maldives

Paradise awaits at The Residence Maldives, nestled on Falhumaafushi, a pristine island in the Gaafu Alifu Atoll, one of the largest atolls in the world. Indulge in the private island sensation of this secluded retreat, where nature’s unparalleled beauty creates a mesmerising backdrop for your sublime relaxation. Its elegant...


The Wakaya Club and Spa | Suva, Fiji Islands

The Wakaya Club & Spa is a luxury private island resort unlike any other in the world. This serene retreat in Fiji offers gracious living, sophisticated, international cuisine and unparalleled leisure opportunities - including some of the finest scuba diving and snorkeling, available just minutes away from your accommodations - in...


Vahine Island | Raiatea, Uturoa, French Polynesia

This Tahiti hotel in Tahaa is located in a paradise-like setting on the Motu Tu Vahine (Island of the Woman), a private little island of 23 acres, in the middle of the lagoon of Tahaa. The Vahine Island, Private Island Resort has everything to make your stay in paradise an unforgettable one. Vahine Island offers 3 types...


Waterford Castle | Waterford, Ireland

Situated on its own private Island, Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort offers luxurious Castle accommodation in Ireland. One of the leading luxury hotels in Ireland which boasts superb 4 star hotel facilities, you can enjoy the 18 hole Championship Golf Course in Waterford, or choose to stay in one of the Castle Gardens holiday...