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Incredible Private Island Resorts

Updated: Apr 23

"All I need is a little piece of paradise."

We all dream of escaping to an island at times. Let's get away to paradise for a while. Let's visit the sandy beaches, the bluest oceans and feel the sun on our skin. Venture with me to some of the most beautiful pieces of paradise (all are 5--star resorts). You will never want to leave.


Como Laucala Island, Fiji

COMO Laucala Island is a private island resort in Fiji's Cakaudrove province. COMO Laucala Island is an extraordinary natural paradise in Fiji — one of the world’s largest private island resorts, with just 25 villas. It recalibrates the idea of luxury. It does this by opening up what is becoming increasingly rare: time and space, on your terms. Residences are like private homes, each in its own lost world: suspended over the water, on hilltops, amidst rainforest and beside the rolling waves. Enjoy complimentary massages, meals and beverages to add that extra touch of indulgence when you stay with us at COMO Laucala Island.

Best time to visit: May to October

Things to do on the island:

  • Water Sports: Given its pristine location surrounded by crystal-clear waters, Como Laucala offers an array of water sports such as snorkeling, diving, kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, and windsurfing. Guests can explore the vibrant marine life of the South Pacific while enjoying these activities.

  • Fishing: Fishing enthusiasts can embark on deep-sea fishing expeditions to catch some of the region's prized game fish, including tuna, marlin, and mahi-mahi. The resort provides all the necessary equipment and experienced guides to ensure a memorable fishing experience.

  • Golf: Como Laucala boasts an 18-hole championship golf course designed by David McLay Kidd, offering breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and lush tropical landscapes. Guests can enjoy a round of golf in a serene and picturesque setting.

  • Tennis: Tennis enthusiasts can indulge in a game or two at the resort's tennis courts, which are surrounded by lush vegetation and offer a tranquil atmosphere for players of all skill levels.

  • Spa and Wellness: Como Laucala features a world-class spa offering a range of holistic wellness treatments inspired by traditional Fijian healing practices. Guests can rejuvenate their mind, body, and soul with massages, facials, and other therapeutic treatments.

  • Cultural Experiences: Guests can immerse themselves in Fijian culture through various cultural activities and experiences offered at the resort, including traditional Fijian dance performances, cooking classes, and visits to local villages.

  • Nature Exploration: Nature lovers can explore the island's diverse landscapes through guided nature walks and hikes, during which they can discover lush rainforests, hidden waterfalls, and scenic viewpoints overlooking the ocean.

  • Private Dining Experiences: Como Laucala offers guests the opportunity to enjoy private dining experiences in romantic and secluded settings, such as beachfront dinners under the stars or picnics on remote beaches.


How to get there:

International flights land at Nadi International Airport (NAN). Operators include: Fiji Airways, Qantas, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar. From here, guests will take a 55-minute connecting flight on the resort’s own King Air B300 planes: eight leather seats, twin-engine turboprop.


Kokomo Private Island, Fiji

Kokomo Private Island fuses unscripted luxury with the bounty of space and the generosity of time to do as much or as little as your holiday heart desires. Cradled by the world's fourth largest reef, the Great Astrolabe Kokomo is a paradise for adventure seekers a restorative sanctuary for families and an enticing retreat for honeymooners created to absorb your idea of luxury. Developed by renowned Australian property developer Lang Walker this private welcoming and truly idyllic island will breathe life into the memories made by each and every guest. Open the door to your villa or residence and disconnect immediately, from the world you left behind. Whether it’s the pure size of each space, or that between the beach, the views, the gardens, the private pool, the terrace – everything, is at your fingertips; Kokomo promises a stay unlike any other.

Best time to visit: May to October

Things to do at Kokomo Private Island Fiji:

  • Snorkeling and Diving: Explore the vibrant coral reefs and marine life surrounding the island. Kokomo offers guided snorkeling and diving excursions, allowing guests to witness the beauty of Fiji's underwater world.

  • Water Sports: Engage in a variety of water sports, including kayaking, paddleboarding, jet skiing, and windsurfing. The calm, clear waters of the island provide the perfect setting for water-based adventures.

  • Fishing: Embark on a fishing expedition to catch game fish such as tuna, mahi-mahi, and marlin. Kokomo's experienced guides can take you to the best fishing spots in the area for an unforgettable angling experience.

  • Island Hopping: Explore nearby islands and secluded beaches through guided island-hopping tours. Discover uninhabited paradises, pristine beaches, and untouched natural landscapes.

  • Trekking and Nature Walks: Take a guided trek through Kokomo's lush tropical forests and discover hidden waterfalls, native flora and fauna, and panoramic viewpoints overlooking the ocean.

  • Spa and Wellness: Indulge in luxurious spa treatments at Kokomo's Yaukuve Spa Sanctuary. Rejuvenate your body and mind with massages, facials, and holistic wellness therapies inspired by Fijian traditions.

  • Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourself in Fijian culture through authentic cultural experiences, including traditional dance performances, kava ceremonies, and visits to local villages to learn about Fijian customs and traditions.

  • Private Dining: Enjoy romantic dinners under the stars, beachfront picnics, or private dining experiences in secluded locations around the island. Kokomo's culinary team can create personalized menus featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

  • Fitness and Recreation: Stay active with a range of fitness and recreational facilities, including a gym, tennis courts, and yoga pavilion. Participate in fitness classes, yoga sessions, and personal training sessions led by experienced instructors.

  • Family-Friendly Activities: Kokomo offers a range of activities for families, including children's clubs, kids' cooking classes, and family-friendly excursions and adventures designed to create lasting memories for guests of all ages.


How to get there:

Direct flights to Nadi International Airport operate from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Vancouver and the USA (San Francisco and Los Angeles). Once on the mainland, Kokomo Private Island Fiji operates domestic shared air transfers from Nadi Domestic Airport. Guests arriving and departing from Kokomo will have access to the resort’s dedicated aviation hangar and luxury transfer lounge at Nadi Airport. Designed to provide a seamless experience while transferring to and from Kokomo, you have the opportunity to refresh with a shower and some food and beverage, ahead of your transfer. To enable same day transfers to Kokomo, international arrivals will need to land in Nadi prior to 3pm.

The journey is approximately 45 to 60 minutes from Nadi via Kokomo’s owned and operated Twin Otter dual command Seaplane or AS350 Helicopter.


The Brando, 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 motus that surround a spectacular three-mile wide lagoon. The motus are all privately owned and available exclusively to the resorts guests and visiting researchers. With access to the atoll by a 20-minute private plane flight from Tahiti- the all-inclusive resort features 35 secluded villas with private pools on beautiful white-sand beaches frequented by sea turtles and exotic birds. This Polynesian style resort offers two restaurants showcasing Polynesian-inspired dishes, East and West fusion and classic French cuisine, a luxurious spa and wellness center with several massage and treatment villas around a serene lily-covered pond, an organic garden where fruits and vegetables for the resorts restaurants are grown, a lagoon-view bar in the canopy of the palm trees, a beach bar near a large infinity pool, a tennis court, library and cultural center, boutiques, and an environmental research station with guest programs. An abundance of activities await those who want to be more active. Each villa has a bicycle for each guest that can be used to explore the paths around the island or take a picnic to a favorite beach. Guests can snorkel or dive with tropical fish, sail in the lagoon, paddle board to a neighboring island, take a kayak above coral gardens, stroll the long stretches of beach, enjoy a guided or unguided cultural or other excursion or simply spend a day in the spa and wellness center.

Best time to visit the French Polynesia: May to September

Things to do at The Brando:

  • Snorkeling and Diving: Explore the pristine coral reefs and marine life surrounding Tetiaroa Atoll. The Brando offers guided snorkeling and diving excursions, allowing guests to discover the underwater wonders of the South Pacific.

  • Water Sports: Engage in a variety of water sports, including kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and kiteboarding. The calm lagoon waters of Tetiaroa provide the perfect setting for water-based adventures.

  • Guided Nature Walks: Take a guided nature walk through Tetiaroa's lush tropical forests and discover native flora and fauna, including coconut palms, exotic birds, and coconut crabs. Learn about the atoll's unique ecosystem and conservation efforts.

  • Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourself in Polynesian culture through authentic cultural experiences, including traditional dance performances, handicraft demonstrations, and storytelling sessions. Visit the island's cultural center to learn about Tahitian history, language, and traditions.

  • Tennis and Fitness: Stay active with a game of tennis on The Brando's tennis courts or enjoy a workout at the fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Join fitness classes, yoga sessions, and wellness workshops led by experienced instructors.

  • Spa Treatments: Indulge in pampering spa treatments at the Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa. Relax with massages, body scrubs, facials, and holistic wellness therapies inspired by Polynesian traditions. The spa's serene setting amidst lush gardens offers the ultimate in relaxation.

  • Gourmet Dining: Enjoy gourmet dining experiences at The Brando's restaurants, where you can savor fresh, locally sourced ingredients prepared by talented chefs. Choose from a variety of dining options, including beachfront picnics, private dinners, and Polynesian-inspired cuisine.

  • Island Exploration: Take a guided tour of Tetiaroa Atoll to explore its natural beauty and historical sites. Visit ancient marae (stone temples), bird sanctuaries, and archaeological sites, and learn about the atoll's rich cultural heritage.

  • Sunset Cruises and Stargazing: Embark on a romantic sunset cruise around Tetiaroa Atoll and watch the sun dip below the horizon in a blaze of color. After dark, indulge in stargazing sessions guided by knowledgeable staff who will point out constellations and celestial phenomena.

  • Private Picnics and Romantic Retreats: The Brando offers opportunities for intimate picnics on secluded beaches, private dinners under the stars, and romantic retreats in luxurious villas with private pools and breathtaking ocean views.


How to get there:

Flights converge from across the globe at Faa’a International Airport, introducing travelers to Papeete, Tahiti, where Air Tetiaroa awaits to whisk them away on a 20-minute scenic flight to Tetiaroa.


Anantara Kihava, Maldives

White sands lead to lush verdant greenery. Step onto a hidden paradise in the Maldives and discover an island of tropical natural beauty. Indulge in blissful decadence at Anantara Kihavah Villas with a spacious private beach or over water pool villa or a magnificent residence to call your own. Spend lazy days swinging in a hammock or exploring stretches of powdery sands. Marvel at colorful schools of fish and other mesmerizing sea life as you snorkel and scuba dive, as well as whilst dining in the exclusive underwater restaurant and wine cellar. Luxuriate at Anantara Spa.

Best time to visit the Maldives: November through April

Things to do at Anantara:

  • Snorkeling and Diving: Explore the vibrant coral reefs and marine life of the Maldives with guided snorkeling and diving excursions. The resort's house reef is teeming with colorful fish, turtles, and other marine creatures, offering an unforgettable underwater experience.

  • Underwater Dining: Experience the world's first underwater restaurant, Sea, where you can dine surrounded by panoramic views of the ocean and marine life. Indulge in gourmet cuisine while marveling at the underwater wonders through the restaurant's glass walls.

  • Stargazing and Astronomy: Join stargazing sessions led by the resort's resident astronomer, who will guide you through the night sky and share insights into celestial phenomena. The Maldives' remote location and lack of light pollution make it an ideal destination for stargazing enthusiasts.

  • Sunset Dolphin Cruises: Embark on a sunset cruise aboard a traditional dhoni (Maldivian boat) and watch pods of playful dolphins frolic in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Capture breathtaking sunset views as you enjoy refreshments on deck.

  • Spa and Wellness: Indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments at Anantara Spa, where you can choose from a range of massages, facials, and body therapies inspired by traditional Maldivian healing techniques. Relax in private overwater spa suites with stunning ocean views.

  • Private Dining Experiences: Enjoy romantic dinners under the stars, beachfront picnics, or private dining experiences in secluded locations around the island. The resort's culinary team can create personalized menus featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

  • Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourself in Maldivian culture through authentic cultural experiences, including traditional Bodu Beru drumming performances, cooking classes, and visits to local islands to learn about Maldivian customs and traditions.

  • Water Sports: Engage in a variety of water sports, including kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and jet skiing. The resort offers lessons and equipment rental for guests of all skill levels, allowing you to enjoy the turquoise waters of the Maldives to the fullest.

  • Turtle Quest: Join guided excursions to nearby turtle hotspots where you can observe these gentle creatures in their natural habitat. Learn about turtle conservation efforts in the Maldives and contribute to ongoing research initiatives.

  • Yoga and Meditation: Reconnect with your body and mind with daily yoga and meditation sessions held in serene settings around the island. Experienced instructors will guide you through various techniques to promote relaxation and inner peace.


How to get there:

Getting to Anantara Maldives Villas typically involves arriving at Velana International Airport (MLE) in the Maldives and then taking a combination of a domestic flight and a speedboat transfer to the resort.


Anantara Bazaruto, Mozambique

Experience the epitome of luxury travel at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort. Indulge in an exclusive private island retreat surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. Discover the allure of Bazaruto island in Mozambique, where pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters await. Don't miss this opportunity to explore a hidden coastal wonder of Mozambique paradise.

Ilha de Bazaruto, Island of the Mist, lies 30 km off the mainland. Here, rolling sand dunes melt into clear azure ocean. Swim with dolphins and experience the annual migration of humpback whales from July to September. Set sail for the sunset. Lose yourself to nature’s beauty in one of the last untouched paradises. 

Best time to visit Mozambique: April through November

Things to do at Anantara Bazaruto:

  • Water Sports: Explore the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean with a range of water sports activities, including snorkeling, diving, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and windsurfing. The resort's dive center offers courses and guided excursions to vibrant coral reefs and marine life.

  • Dhow Cruises and Sunset Sail: Embark on a traditional dhow cruise or sunset sail and explore the surrounding islands and coastline. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean and the setting sun while sipping on refreshing drinks and snacks.

  • Deep-Sea Fishing: Mozambique is renowned for its excellent deep-sea fishing opportunities. Join a fishing excursion and try your hand at catching marlin, sailfish, tuna, and other game fish under the guidance of experienced local fishermen.

  • Spa and Wellness: Indulge in pampering spa treatments at Anantara Spa, where you can relax and rejuvenate with massages, facials, and body treatments inspired by traditional African healing rituals. The spa's tranquil setting amidst lush gardens provides the perfect escape for relaxation.

  • Island Exploration: Take guided nature walks or jeep safaris to explore Bazaruto Island's diverse landscapes, including sand dunes, freshwater lakes, and indigenous forests. Spot wildlife such as flamingos, crocodiles, and various bird species along the way.

  • Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourself in Mozambican culture through authentic cultural experiences, including traditional dance performances, cooking classes, and visits to local villages to learn about the customs and traditions of the indigenous people.

  • Beach Picnics and Private Dining: Enjoy romantic beach picnics, private dinners under the stars, or seafood barbecues on the beach. The resort's culinary team can create personalized dining experiences in stunning beachfront locations.

  • Sunset Yoga and Meditation: Reconnect with your body and mind with yoga and meditation sessions held on the beach or in tranquil outdoor settings. Experienced instructors will guide you through relaxation techniques and mindfulness practices.

  • Children's Activities: Anantara Bazaruto offers a range of activities and facilities for children, including a kids' club, children's pool, and supervised programs designed to keep young guests entertained and engaged.

  • Stargazing and Astronomy: Experience the beauty of the night sky with stargazing sessions led by knowledgeable guides. Learn about the constellations, planets, and celestial phenomena visible from the Southern Hemisphere.


How to get there:

To get to Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort, you typically need to fly into Vilankulo Airport (VNX) in Mozambique. From there, the resort arranges transfers for guests to Bazaruto Island via plane, helicopter or boat.


Isla Palenque, Panama

This is the heart of Isla Palenque. This 400-acre, private, tropical island resort lies in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama in Central America. It is a rare place - rich in primary forest, 7 secluded beaches and a sacred history of archaeological significance. Isla Palenque resort is right out of a page of your favorite, fantasy island novel. The heart of Isla Palenque Resort is Playa Palenque, the largest beach spanning 1.3km of pristine coastline. Located on the West side of the island, this is where you’ll find Las Rocas Restaurant & Bar, the Infinity Pool, Sunbeds & Hammock Lounge, and 8 luxury Beachfront Casitas.

Best time to visit Panama: January through Mid-April

Things to do in Isla Palenque:

  • Beach Exploration: Explore the island's pristine beaches and secluded coves, where you can relax on the soft sand, swim in the clear turquoise waters, and soak up the sun in a tranquil setting.

  • Hiking and Nature Trails: Take a hike through the island's lush tropical forests and mangrove swamps, where you can discover native flora and fauna, including monkeys, iguanas, and exotic bird species. Follow nature trails that lead to scenic viewpoints overlooking the ocean.

  • Snorkeling and Scuba Diving: Dive into the vibrant underwater world of the Gulf of Chiriquí with snorkeling and scuba diving excursions. Explore colorful coral reefs, tropical fish, sea turtles, and other marine creatures in crystal-clear waters.

  • Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Paddle along the island's coastline in a kayak or on a stand-up paddleboard, allowing you to explore hidden coves, mangrove estuaries, and tranquil lagoons at your own pace.

  • Boat Tours and Island Hopping: Join boat tours to explore nearby islands, such as Boca Brava and Parida Island, where you can discover pristine beaches, snorkel in secluded bays, and enjoy picnics on remote shores.

  • Wildlife Watching: Isla Palenque is home to diverse wildlife, including howler monkeys, sloths, anteaters, and a variety of bird species. Take guided wildlife tours to spot these creatures in their natural habitat and learn about the island's rich biodiversity.

  • Yoga and Wellness Retreats: Rejuvenate your body and mind with yoga and wellness retreats held in serene outdoor settings, such as beachfront pavilions and jungle clearings. Participate in yoga classes, meditation sessions, and holistic wellness workshops led by experienced instructors.

  • Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourself in Panamanian culture through authentic cultural experiences, including traditional dance performances, cooking classes, and visits to local villages to learn about the customs and traditions of the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé people.

  • Beachcombing and Seashell Collecting: Wander along the island's beaches and collect seashells, driftwood, and other treasures washed ashore by the tide. Enjoy the tranquility of the shoreline as you explore its natural beauty.

  • Relaxation and Spa: Unwind and pamper yourself with spa treatments inspired by local ingredients and traditional healing practices. Indulge in massages, facials, and body therapies in a serene setting overlooking the ocean or nestled in the jungle.


How to get there:

Via Panama City, Panama

Fly into Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport (PTY)

Take a brief, connecting flight to Enrique Malek Airport (DAV) in David, Panama (60 mins). There’s an additional fee for airport transfer.

From David Airport, we’ll meet you and bring you to the port in Boca Chica (60 mins.)

Set sail from Boca Chica on a short, 15-min. boat ride to Isla Palenque


Islas Secas, Panama

This spectacular private hideaway of 14 volcanic islands in the Gulf of Chiriquí, on the Pacific coast of Panama offers immersive experiences bringing guests up close to the raw, natural beauty of Panama’s wild Pacific Coast. From nature trails to whale watching, surfing, scuba diving and wellness activities deeply rooted in our surroundings, this resort loves nothing more than sharing our ethos of adventure, discovery and conservation with our guests. Everything is included at Islas Secas from spa treatments and wrap-around dining to diving and exhilarating marine safaris.

Best time to visit Panama: April through December

Things to do in Islas Secas:

  • Snorkeling and Diving: Explore the vibrant marine life and coral reefs surrounding Isla Secas. The crystal-clear waters are home to a diverse array of fish, sea turtles, and other marine creatures. Guided snorkeling and diving tours are available for guests to experience the underwater wonders.

  • Sport Fishing: Isla Secas is renowned for its excellent sport fishing opportunities. Guests can embark on deep-sea fishing excursions to catch prized game fish such as marlin, tuna, dorado, and sailfish. The island's waters are teeming with fish year-round, providing an exhilarating fishing experience.

  • Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Paddle around the calm waters surrounding Isla Secas in a kayak or on a stand-up paddleboard. Explore hidden coves, mangrove estuaries, and scenic coastlines while enjoying the tranquility of the island's natural surroundings.

  • Boat Tours and Wildlife Watching: Join boat tours to explore the surrounding islands and coastal areas, where you can spot diverse wildlife such as dolphins, whales (seasonal), sea birds, and marine reptiles. Learn about the island's ecosystem and conservation efforts from knowledgeable guides.

  • Beachcombing and Relaxation: Stroll along the island's pristine beaches and collect seashells, driftwood, and other treasures washed ashore by the tide. Relax on the soft sand, soak up the sun, and enjoy the tranquility of the secluded beaches.

  • Nature Trails and Hiking: Take a hike through Isla Secas' lush tropical forests and mangrove swamps, where you can discover native flora and fauna. Follow nature trails that lead to scenic viewpoints overlooking the ocean and surrounding islands.

  • Birdwatching: Isla Secas is a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 90 species of birds recorded on the island. Spot colorful bird species such as parrots, herons, frigatebirds, and more as you explore the island's diverse habitats.

  • Wellness and Spa: Rejuvenate your body and mind with wellness activities and spa treatments inspired by the island's natural surroundings. Participate in yoga sessions, meditation classes, and holistic wellness workshops held in serene outdoor settings.

  • Private Dining and Sunset Cruises: Enjoy romantic dinners under the stars, beachfront picnics, or private dining experiences in secluded locations around the island. Watch the sunset aboard a private boat cruise and savor gourmet cuisine while taking in panoramic views of the ocean.

  • Conservation and Eco-Tours: Learn about Isla Secas' conservation efforts and sustainable practices through eco-tours and educational programs. Gain insight into marine conservation, reforestation initiatives, and community outreach projects aimed at preserving the island's natural beauty.


Four Seasons Desroches Island, Seychelles

On Desroches Island, there is nothing to distract you from tranquility save for the sound of birds singing and an ocean breeze that invites you to come a little closer. This is the only resort on this captivating coral island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, where the beaches belong to no one and everyone at the same time. The rustic villas and suites are intimate retreats and will make you feel like a castaway who has struck gold.

Best time to visit the Seychelles: Spring or Fall

Things to do at Four Seasons Desroches:

  • Beach Relaxation: Enjoy the pristine white-sand beaches of Desroches Island, where you can relax under the shade of palm trees, swim in the warm turquoise waters, and soak up the sun in a serene and secluded setting.

  • Snorkeling and Diving: Explore the vibrant underwater world of the Seychelles with guided snorkeling and diving excursions. Discover colorful coral reefs, tropical fish, sea turtles, and other marine creatures in crystal-clear waters.

  • Deep-Sea Fishing: Embark on a deep-sea fishing expedition to catch prized game fish such as marlin, tuna, dorado, and sailfish. The resort's experienced guides can take you to the best fishing spots in the area for an unforgettable angling experience.

  • Water Sports: Engage in a variety of water sports activities, including kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and kiteboarding. The calm lagoon waters of Desroches Island provide the perfect setting for water-based adventures.

  • Island Exploration: Take a guided tour of Desroches Island to discover its lush tropical landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and pristine beaches. Visit the island's conservation center to learn about ongoing environmental initiatives and wildlife conservation efforts.

  • Spa and Wellness: Indulge in pampering spa treatments at the resort's spa, where you can relax and rejuvenate with massages, facials, and body therapies inspired by traditional Seychellois healing rituals. The spa's serene setting amidst lush gardens offers the ultimate in relaxation.

  • Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourself in Seychellois culture through authentic cultural experiences, including traditional dance performances, cooking classes, and visits to local villages to learn about the customs and traditions of the Seychellois people.

  • Tennis and Fitness: Stay active with a game of tennis on the resort's tennis courts or enjoy a workout at the fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Participate in fitness classes, yoga sessions, and wellness workshops led by experienced instructors.

  • Private Dining Experiences: Enjoy romantic dinners under the stars, beachfront picnics, or private dining experiences in secluded locations around the island. The resort's culinary team can create personalized menus featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

  • Children's Activities: Four Seasons Desroches offers a range of activities for families, including children's clubs, kids' cooking classes, and family-friendly excursions and adventures designed to create lasting memories for guests of all ages.


How to get there:

Desroches island features its own private runway, adjoining the Resort, and is linked by a 35-minute scenic flight from Mahé. Flight connections to Desroches depart from the Domestic Terminal of Seychelles International Airport (SEZ).


Petit St. Vincent, Grenadines

The ultimate in tranquility on the private island of Petit St Vincent. The chicest of Caribbean hotspots, Petit St Vincent is an elegant, private-island resort hidden away in the southern Grenadines. Set in 115 acres of tropical woodlands and surrounded by two miles of sandy beaches, the resort is delightfully low-key with just 22 wonderfully secluded cottages. Without the distractions of television or Internet, guests can indulge in Balinese spa treatments, fine dining, sailing, tennis, or simply relaxing on the beach. Petit St Vincent is a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property. Things to enjoy include a Balinese spa, yoga, tennis, wind surfing, sailing, two restaurants, and a beach bar.

Best time to visit: December through April


Things to do at Petit St. Vincent:

  • Beach Relaxation: Enjoy the pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters surrounding Petit St. Vincent. Relax in a hammock, soak up the sun, or take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline.

  • Snorkeling and Diving: Explore the vibrant underwater world of the Caribbean with snorkeling and diving excursions. Discover colorful coral reefs, tropical fish, sea turtles, and other marine life in crystal-clear waters.

  • Sailing and Watersports: Take advantage of the resort's sailing facilities and enjoy a day out on the water aboard a sailboat or catamaran. Try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking, paddleboarding, or Hobie Cat sailing.

  • Fishing: Embark on a fishing excursion to catch game fish such as marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. The resort offers deep-sea fishing trips with experienced guides who know the best spots to reel in a big catch.

  • Nature Trails and Hiking: Explore the island's lush tropical landscapes and scenic viewpoints on nature trails and hiking trails. Spot native flora and fauna, including exotic birds, lizards, and iguanas, as you wander through the island's forests and hillsides.

  • Spa and Wellness: Indulge in pampering spa treatments at the resort's spa, where you can relax and rejuvenate with massages, facials, and body therapies. Unwind in a tranquil setting surrounded by lush gardens and ocean views.

  • Yoga and Meditation: Reconnect with your body and mind with yoga and meditation classes held in serene outdoor settings. Join group sessions or book private sessions with experienced instructors to enhance your wellness journey.

  • Private Dining Experiences: Enjoy romantic dinners under the stars, beachfront picnics, or private dining experiences in secluded locations around the island. The resort's culinary team can create personalized menus featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

  • Tennis and Fitness: Stay active with a game of tennis on the resort's tennis courts or enjoy a workout at the fitness center. Participate in fitness classes, yoga sessions, and wellness workshops led by experienced instructors.

  • Sunset Cruises and Stargazing: Embark on a sunset cruise around Petit St. Vincent and watch the sun dip below the horizon in a blaze of color. After dark, indulge in stargazing sessions guided by knowledgeable staff who will point out constellations and celestial phenomena.


How to get there:

To get to Petit St. Vincent (PSV), you'll need to travel to the Caribbean island nation of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Petit St. Vincent is a private island resort located in the Grenadines, and accessing it typically involves a combination of flights, boat transfers, and sometimes private charters.


Ambergris Cay, Turks & Caicos

Ambergris Cay, an exclusive private island in the Turks and Caicos, sits 600 miles south of Miami, on the southeast corner of the string of Turks and Caicos Islands that surround the world-famous Caicos Banks. Originally established as a community for private homeowners, Ambergris Cay opened as a private island resort in 2019. Now, travelers seeking a secluded luxury escape can enjoy access to over 1,100-acres of mostly untouched land, ready to be explored by a select few. With just 17 bungalows and 8 villas for rent on an all-inclusive basis, the result is a luxury boutique hotel feel in a vast and diverse setting. Accommodations include beachfront bungalows with heated plunge pools and a collection of privately owned homes and luxury villas, ranging from 3 to 6 bedrooms. The experience is bespoke, tailored to the individual, and ever-evolving.

Best time to visit: Fall or Spring

Things to do at Ambergris Cay:

  • Beach Relaxation: Enjoy the serene and unspoiled beaches of Ambergris Cay. Relax on the soft white sand, soak up the sun, and take a refreshing dip in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

  • Snorkeling and Diving: Explore the vibrant coral reefs and marine life surrounding Ambergris Cay with snorkeling and diving excursions. Discover colorful fish, sea turtles, rays, and other marine creatures in the crystal-clear waters.

  • Bonefishing: Ambergris Cay is renowned for its excellent bonefishing opportunities. Join a guided bonefishing excursion and try your hand at catching the elusive bonefish in the shallow flats surrounding the island.

  • Kiteboarding and Windsurfing: Take advantage of the steady trade winds and flat-water conditions for kiteboarding and windsurfing. The shallow waters surrounding Ambergris Cay are ideal for beginners and experienced enthusiasts alike.

  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding: Paddle along the calm waters surrounding Ambergris Cay on a stand-up paddleboard. Explore hidden coves, mangrove estuaries, and scenic coastlines while enjoying the tranquility of the island's natural surroundings.

  • Nature Trails and Birdwatching: Take a leisurely walk or bike ride along the island's nature trails, where you can discover native flora and fauna. Ambergris Cay is home to a variety of bird species, making it a paradise for birdwatchers.

  • Tennis and Beach Volleyball: Stay active with a game of tennis on the resort's tennis courts or enjoy a friendly match of beach volleyball on the sand. The resort provides equipment for guests to use during their stay.

  • Spa and Wellness: Indulge in pampering spa treatments at the resort's spa, where you can relax and rejuvenate with massages, facials, and body therapies. Unwind in a tranquil setting surrounded by lush gardens and ocean views.

  • Private Dining and Sunset Cruises: Enjoy romantic dinners under the stars, beachfront picnics, or private dining experiences in secluded locations around the island. Watch the sunset aboard a private boat cruise and savor gourmet cuisine while taking in panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.

  • Cultural Experiences: Immerse yourself in the local culture with authentic cultural experiences, including traditional dance performances, cooking classes, and visits to nearby islands and villages to learn about the customs and traditions of the Turks and Caicos.


How to get there:

For guests arriving at Providenciales International Airport (PLS), your onward flight to Ambergris Cay International Airport is provided complimentary. On exiting customs at PLS, airport staff will be available to assist with your transfer. They will coordinate with their driver, who will drive you to Blue Heron FBO, a private jet facility operated by Signature Flight Services. Here, you will await your 20-minute flight to Ambergris Cay in comfort.


Como Parrot Cay

Retreat to a quiet corner of the forgotten Caribbean Parrot Cay by COMO in the Turks and Caicos. This northern Caribbeans pre-eminent private island - wrapped in sweeps of sand and peaceful seas features the region's best spa and haute cuisine. It combines nature - 1000 unspoiled acres including a mile-long powdered beach. Think of it in simple terms - a place to rediscover those forgotten rhythms of long days, easy nights and the salve of peace. COMO Parrot Cay is made up of hotel rooms, family suites and stunning houses on the beach, as well as multi-villa private estates with private pools and sweeping views of the Caribbean sunset. Keith Hobbs’s design is a seamless blend of classic beach house cool and soothing contemporary style, with accents of teak and white cotton.

Best time to visit: December through April


Things to do at Como Parrot Cay:

  • Beach Relaxation: Parrot Cay boasts stunning white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. Spend your days lounging on the beach, soaking up the sun, and taking refreshing dips in the ocean.

  • Water Sports: Explore the vibrant marine life surrounding Parrot Cay through activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and paddleboarding. The island's clear waters make it an ideal spot for underwater adventures.

  • Spa Retreat: Treat yourself to a pampering spa experience at one of the island's luxury spas. Indulge in massages, facials, and holistic treatments designed to relax and rejuvenate your body and mind.

  • Yoga and Wellness: Parrot Cay is known for its focus on wellness, offering daily yoga and meditation sessions in serene settings such as the beach or a tranquil garden. Join a class to unwind and connect with your inner self.

  • Island Exploration: Take a leisurely stroll or bike ride around the island to explore its natural beauty. Discover secluded coves, lush vegetation, and panoramic views of the surrounding turquoise waters.

  • Sunset Cruises: Experience the breathtaking beauty of Parrot Cay's sunsets by embarking on a sunset cruise. Relax on a boat while watching the sky transform into a palette of vibrant colors.

  • Fine Dining: Indulge in gourmet cuisine at Parrot Cay's upscale restaurants. Enjoy fresh seafood, tropical cocktails, and international delicacies prepared by top chefs using locally sourced ingredients.

  • Fitness Activities: Stay active during your stay with fitness classes, tennis matches, or workouts at the island's well-equipped gym. Stay fit while enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

  • Private Picnics: Arrange a private beach picnic for a romantic or family outing. Delight in a customized menu served in a secluded spot with stunning views of the ocean.

  • Stargazing: On clear nights, marvel at the starry sky above Parrot Cay. Away from city lights, the island offers excellent opportunities for stargazing and spotting constellations.


How to get there:

This private island is a 50-minute transfer away from the Providenciales airport — a 15-minute drive followed by a scenic 35-minute boat ride.


Little Palm Resort, Florida

Private adult-only luxury resort with 30 one-bedroom suites. All accommodations surround the perimeter of the island and have water views. The resort boasts a natural white sand beach, a fresh-water lagoon-style swimming pool, a fitness center, Great Room Library and game room. SpaTerre full-service spa, dive shop with daily excursions and watercraft choices, as well as gourmet cuisine in a beachfront dining room are also part of this lovely resort.

Best time to visit the Florida Keys: March through May


Things to do on Little Palm Island:

  • each Relaxation: Spend your days lounging on the pristine white sandy beaches of Little Palm Island. Relax in a hammock, soak up the sun, or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Snorkeling and Diving: Explore the vibrant underwater world surrounding Little Palm Island. Snorkel right off the beach or join a guided snorkeling or diving excursion to discover colorful coral reefs, tropical fish, and other marine life.

  • Water Sports: Engage in various water sports activities such as kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing. The calm waters surrounding the island provide the perfect environment for water-based adventures.

  • Spa Treatments: Indulge in a rejuvenating spa experience at Little Palm Island's luxury spa. Choose from a range of massages, facials, and body treatments designed to relax your body and soothe your mind.

  • Gourmet Dining: Enjoy exquisite dining experiences at the island's upscale restaurant. Savor fresh seafood, Caribbean-inspired dishes, and expertly crafted cocktails while dining in a romantic and intimate setting.

  • Sunset Cruises: Embark on a sunset cruise to witness the breathtaking beauty of the Florida Keys' sunsets. Relax on a boat while enjoying panoramic views of the colorful sky as the sun dips below the horizon.

  • Island Exploration: Take a leisurely stroll around Little Palm Island to explore its lush tropical gardens and scenic pathways. Discover hidden corners, tropical flora, and local wildlife as you immerse yourself in the island's natural beauty.

  • Yoga and Meditation: Start your day with a yoga or meditation session in a serene outdoor setting. Join a group class or arrange for a private session to find balance and inner peace during your stay.

  • Fishing Excursions: Experience the thrill of fishing in the waters surrounding Little Palm Island. Join a guided fishing excursion to catch a variety of species, including tarpon, bonefish, and snapper.

  • Romantic Dinners: Surprise your partner with a romantic dinner under the stars. Arrange for a private beachfront dinner complete with candlelight, personalized service, and a gourmet menu tailored to your preferences.


How to get there:

Little Palm Island operates a private boat shuttle service for guests, departing from the Welcome Station in Little Torch Key. The boat ride takes approximately 10 minutes and offers scenic views of the surrounding waters and nearby islands.


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