For some, a good book, a rectangle of sand to lay a beach towel on, and a few days to bask in the sun like a lizard and gorge on local food is enough for a relaxing holiday. For others (namely those with deep pockets), a destination won’t do unless it is a private island with access to a yacht, a spa, cigar humidor and a wine cellar.
Below, we’ve rounded up the newest luxury private island resorts from across the globe.
This five-acre stretch of land in the crystal blue waters of the Maldives is a record-breaker. Opened in late 2016, it is not only Four Seasons’ first private island resort but also currently the only exclusive-use hideaway in the 463 square mile Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, which is made up of 75 islands. It’s exclusive use, so rented to single groups, with a maximum of 22 holiday-makers serviced by a full staff.
Guests can both relax and explore the natural beauty surrounding the island. There is access to three villas, a beach house – complete with an open-air living room, kitchen, pool deck, library, gym – as well as a spa. The 62-foot yacht parked in the lagoon is all yours, whether it’s to explore the biosphere reserve or simply snorkel with manta rays and sea turtles. From £36,700 per night for 22 people.
Butlers service every single one of the 77 villas at St. Regis’ first private island escape, which opened last year. While some rooms are nestled between the dense tropical plants, others are situated slightly off the lagoon of the 23-acre island. Their silver shingle roofs were designed by Singapore-based Wow architects to look like manta rays skimming across the water.
The outdoor infinity pool, spa and library caters to guests yearning for relaxation, while more active holiday-makers can visit the fitness centre, diving and sports centre, and tennis court. Want to get rid of the kids for a bit? Make for the children’s club. From £1,400 per night.
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