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The Best Resorts on Private Islands

The Best Resorts on Private Islands

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.

Aman Sveti Stefan | Budva, Montenegro

Aman Sveti Stefan

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 expansive Aman Spa. Aman Sveti Stefan enjoys breathtaking views of the sea, across the bay and along Montenegro’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 between indoors and out embellished with the country's rich natural resources: coconut-shell tables, pebble-washed walls, Cebu marble...

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa | Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa

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 a host of luxury comforts in the boutique collection of 44 beach, sea view, and pool villas, which have been designed in natural harmony...

Banana Island Resort | Doha, Qatar

Banana Island Resort

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 class facilities and limitless activities, both above and below the water, providing relaxation and adventure, wellness and pure...

COMO Cocoa Island | Cocoa Island, Maldives

COMO Cocoa Island

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 between idle toes, to a warm blue sea that turns blush-pink with the falling light. Some guests find their own stretch of beach;...

COMO Parrot Cay | Providenciales, Turks And Caicos Islands

COMO Parrot Cay

In a pavilion overlooking the island's wetlands, practice yoga with the world's leading teachers during dedicated retreat weeks, taking advantage of COMO Shambhala's extensive retreat facilities. As tall egrets pick noiselessly through the shallows, melt beneath the hands of specialized therapists who administer Asian-inspired holistic therapies, honed by international health consultants.

Constance Moofushi Resort Maldives | South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Constance Moofushi Resort 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 seafood and Maldivian specialties in sand floored restaurant and let the natural spa treatments take you on a blissful trip. ...

Constance Tsarabanjina | Helville, Madagascar

Constance Tsarabanjina

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 comfort. Feast on fresh seafood and Malagasy specialties in sand-floored restaurant and contemplate beautiful views from...

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

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 Bay rises 68 stories on a 5-hectare (12-acre) private island, accessed by causeway, boat, or water taxi. Elevated on the 11th to 28th...

Fregate Island Private Seychelles | Fregate Island, Seychelles

Fregate Island Private Seychelles

This luxury island resort has 7 beaches. Each of the beaches – one of which offers absolute privacy – has its own unique character and atmosphere. The Indian Ocean is a treasure trove for sports and activities. If you wish to scuba dive by day or night, the diving staff knows all the best spots and there are PADI certified diving courses for all levels. A range of sailing, surfing, and kayaking equipment is available.

JA Manafaru | Haa Alifu Atoll, Maldives

JA Manafaru

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, a dedicated villa host, minimum 40-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels and IPTV system, Nespresso coffeemaker, a wide selection...

JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa

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 designed by the architect Matteo Thun. Five distinct accommodation experiences will be at guests' disposal, located in secluded...

Kandolhu Island | Male, Maldives

Kandolhu Island

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, you will find large table corals as well as many clown fish living in sea anemones. Offering just 30 villas in 5 different...

Laucala Island Resort | Laucala Island, Fiji

Laucala Island Resort

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 the island’s volcanic mountains, overlooking fertile coral reefs and endless jungle. Style and sustainability go hand in hand throughout,...

Lizard Island Resort | Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Lizard Island Resort

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 Day Spa. Relax in style in premium accommodation and take in the wonders of Australia's Great Barrier Reef – right on your doorstep. Lizard...

LUX * Maldives South Ari Atoll | South Ari Atoll, Maldives

LUX * Maldives South Ari Atoll

LUX * South Ari Atoll features 193 private villas dotted at the waters edge along two miles of powder fine beaches and perched on stilts above a crystal lagoon. The luxury property boasts 4 kilometers of beach around the resort, stretching out to the sparkling turquoise waters of the extensive natural lagoon. From the 5-Star PADI dive centre, the resort's limpid waters are a diver's nirvana but there's an equal abundance of snorkelling and opportunities to...

Naladhu Resort | South Male Atoll, Maldives

Naladhu Resort

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 pillows. White clapboard shutters and infinity-edge plunge pools. The comforts you know and love. The romantic island getaway you've...

Pangkor Laut Resort | Lumut, Malaysia

Pangkor Laut Resort

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 resorts – just secluded bays curled around pristine beaches, evening skies woven with colour, and a deep sense of serenity reserved...

Pestana Bazaruto Lodge | Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

Pestana Bazaruto Lodge

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 itself by its wild life, turquoise blue waters, and white sandy beaches on its door step. Pestana Bazaruto Lodge has 40 bungalows with A-shaped thatched roofs, decorated with the...

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

Peter Island Resort & Spa

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 and 5 powder white sand beaches. Accessible only by boat or helicopter, the largest private island in the British Virgin Islands...

Petit St. Vincent | St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

Petit St. Vincent

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. It reveals itself layer after layer to those fortunate to wash ashore on its nearly 2 miles of white sand beaches. Aside...

Royal Davui Island Resort

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 enjoys the best of both worlds – enough genuine care and warmth that the staff will know you by name, as well as the privacy...

San Clemente Palace | Venice, Italy

San Clemente Palace

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 lagoon. The palace features 189 spacious rooms, including 39 suites, of contemporary Venetian design, majestically appointed with...


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 to exceptional wedding and event venues. This Fiji hotel resort features a layout that draws inspiration from contemporary Fijian...

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island | Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Sofitel Bora Bora Private Island

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 over the clear waters of the South Pacific, and beach villas with lavish amenities. Soak in the panoramas of the lagoon Bora Bora and...

The Brando | Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

The Brando

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 villa is on a white sand beach, has its own outdoor eating and private beach area, its own plunge pool, soft, cozy furnishings,...

The Residence Maldives | Male, Maldives

The Residence 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 interiors blend seamlessly with its traditional Maldivian architecture. The private villas evoke a pleasingly classic yet modern style,...

The Wakaya Club and Spa | Suva, Fiji Islands

The Wakaya Club and Spa

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 one of the most secluded and pristine corners of the South Pacific. The Wakaya Club & Spa is situated on the Western leeward...

Vahine Island | Raiatea, French Polynesia

Vahine Island

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 of lodging : 3 overwater "farés" (local style overwater bungalows) on the lagoon, 3 beach "fares," and 3 deluxe suite "fares". White...

Waterford Castle | Waterford, Ireland

Waterford Castle

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 homes. Waterford Castle Hotel Ireland, is also an ideal venue for a traditional Irish Castle wedding. One of the most acclaimed...