Best Private Island Resorts around the world

Some amazing private island resorts around the world.

Denis Island, Seychelles

denis island

An enchanted Seychelles coral isle, set like a rare jewel in a sapphire sea.
The perfect tropical cocoon where to enjoy the barefoot luxury of authentic, island living.
Seduced by the understated elegance of private, beachfront cottages and an exquisite
cuisine designed to tempt the gourmet’s palate

Denis island

The island privately owned by the Mason family has embarked on a journey to epitomize a remarkable sustainable tourism investment allowing the safeguarding of the retreat’s stunning natural surroundings, while still offering the finest island style hospitality with a unique Seychellois flair.

Denis island

The Wakaya Club & Spa, Fiji

The Wakaya Club & Spa, Fiji

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, Fiji

The Wakaya Club & Spa is situated on the Western leeward side of Wakaya Island, Fiji – a private 2,200 acre tropical idyll that is one of 333 islands that comprise the Fiji archipelago. Wakaya Island has the benefit of being surrounded by a protected coral reef, and boasts azure lagoons, majestic cliffs and powder white sand beaches.

The Wakaya Club & Spa, Fiji

Amanpulo Pamalican Island Resort

Amanpulo Pamalican Island Resort

Named after the Sanskrit word for peace, aman, and the Tagalog word for island, Amanpulo is a serene retreat offering the pure white sands, turquoise seas and endless blue skies for which the Philippine archipelago is famed. The entire island of Pamalican is dedicated to Amanpulo, fringed by seven square kilometres of pristine coral reef and lapped by the tranquil Sulu Sea.

Amanpulo Pamalican Island Resort

Amanpulo on Pamalican is part of the Quiniluban Group of Cuyo Islands, situated in the north of the Philippine province of Palawan. Located 288 kilometres south of Manila, Pamalican is five kilometres long and only 500 metres across at its widest point.

Amanpulo’s facilities enjoy a spacious layout complementing their natural surroundings. The resort’s casitas are situated on the beach, amongst the treetops or on the hillside overlooking the Sulu Sea. Each has its own private buggy allowing independent travel on the island.

Amanpulo Pamalican Island Resort

Cayo Espanto, Belize

Cayo Espanto, Belize

Discover your own private island at Cayo Espanto, Belize, where paradise and luxury come together as one. Our five star, world class Belize resort is for the discriminating few who demand the best life has to offer. We invite you to spend enchanting evenings and unforgettable days overlooking the Caribbean from your private villa while our staff overlooks nothing. Located three miles from San Pedro in the calm waters of the Western Caribbean, off the coast of Belize, Cayo Espantois truly a spectacular and private vacation retreat. Although Belize is less than two hours from Miami, Florida and Houston, Texas, it remains virtually undiscovered.

Cayo Espanto, Belize

Cayo Espanto, a luxury island beach resort off the coast of Belize, is elevating the private-island experience to a higher plane.

Cayo Espanto, Belize

As a landmass, there isn’t much to Cayo. A sandy path winds through a forest of palms down the center of the 4-acre island, branching off to each breezy, mahogany detailed villa, which is screened from its neighbors by silver-trunked black mangrove trees. The focus is on the spectacular villas. And their focus is on the outside world of turquoise and royal blue. The island rises just a foot or two above the surrounding waters, which are the favorite haunt of bonefish. The elusive speedsters are sport fishing’s most prized catch, and Cayo Espanto, Spirit Island, could be named for these silver ghosts of the flats. But it isn’t really about the fish.

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Natural Swimming Holes Around the World

Dreaming of a never ending swimming pool and clear blue water. The natural swimming holes is the dream for all the sea lovers.

Adriatic Sea

Roca Vecchia, ItalyAdriatic sea Roca Vecchia

According to legend, a stunning muse once bathed in this constellation of limestone pools, known ever since as the Grotta della Poesia (Grotto of Poetry). To bards from miles around, both lady and lagoon were an inexhaustible source of inspiration; one of them still is. Summer visitors to Puglia’s Salento Peninsula flock to these Adriatic waters, 15 miles east of Lecce (dubbed the Florence of the South for its superabundance of more-is-more Baroque monuments). Stay at the Patria Palace Hotel, a 67-room eighteenth-century aristocratic mansion opposite the Basilica di Santa Croce (39-08-322-45111; doubles from $270). At Roca Vecchia, dive into the Italian beach scene. When you’ve had your fill of sun, sand, and the requisite ledge-jumping, head two miles south to the seaside town of Torre dell’Orso to cool off with a gelato at Pasticceria Dentoni (Piazza della Chiesa). But resist (if you can) the bakery’s warm cornetti—it is, after all, swimsuit season.

YOU’LL SHARE THE WATER WITH Blooms of gentle rhizostome jellyfish, which appear during the summer months. Fear not: They rarely sting.

Cenote Ik-Kil

Near Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Cenote Ik-Kil Mexico

The Mayans once used the inky waters of this ancient sinkhole for human sacrifice to the rain god Chac. Thankfully, it’s a different scene today. Visitors to the Yucatán Peninsula indulge in this 130-foot-deep pool on their way to Chichén Itzá, the UNESCO World Heritage Site two miles away. The Lodge at Chichén Itzá has 39 thatched-roof bungalows set amid 100 acres of landscaped gardens, with three pools of its own and a private entrance to the ruins. Load up on fresh fruit from the property’s garden before attempting the precipitous 85-foot staircase leading to the cenote’s surreal depths (800-235-4079; doubles from $250).

YOU’LL SHARE THE WATER WITH Small, quick-swimming catfish that you’ll only see not feel.

Blue Lagoon

Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon Grindavík, Iceland

The country’s economy may have cooled, but at the Blue Lagoon, the phosphorescent, geothermal waters run hot year-round (354-420-8800; admission, $40). Book a room at Reykjavík’s 101 Hotel (354-580-0101; doubles from $459) before boarding one of Reykjavík Excursions’ Blue Lagoon motor coaches that wend for 40 minutes past lava fields painted a vivid green by lichen and moss (354-580-5400; round-trips from $25). Back in Reykjavík, the new Ólafur Elíasson–designed Harpa concert hall, home to both the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera, is a ten-minute walk from the hotel (Austurbakki 2; 354-528-5050). For a cutting-edge culinary experience, book ahead at Dill, where the locavore menu is in constant flux but regularly includes both reindeer and moss (354-552-1522; three-course dinner, $59).