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The Best Luxury Private Islands in 2022
Private islands can typically be owned by any private citizen, although controlled by national and sometimes local governments, or may often be purchased and maintained by corporations. Many cruise lines, for example, have been purchasing private islands to serve their clients’ needs and interests, to some extent, in luxurious styles.
Aside from offering exclusive beaches, private islands also often own spas and restaurants plus various types of activities such as parasailing, water-parks, zip lines, horseback riding, and other exotic and fun activities.
Given the shallow depth of beaches in the private islands, not all islands are reachable by large cruise ships. Instead, cruise lines may use a tender service to bring their passengers ashore or to the piers. As you may imagine, often private island escapes are secluded and highly appealing to some specific types of travelers. When was the last time you fantasized about living on a scrap of land, accessible only by a boat or helicopter? In fact, in our opinion, you do not need the hassle of owning your very own private island. Our NorthStar Virtuoso expert advisors can help you find that secluded private corner-beach of your dreams.
Dozen+ Private Islands
Tortola, British Virgin Islands – Those seeking sun, solitude, and serious farm-to-table Caribbean cuisine will feel right at home at Guana Island. Click for more …
Islas Secas Private Island & Reserve
Fort San Lorenzo, Panama – Located on a 14-island archipelago, Islas Secas is an eco-luxury escape on Panama’s pristine Pacific coast, accommodating just 24 guests. Get to know more ..
Kokomo Private Island Fiji
Yaukuve Levu Island, Fiji – Cradled within the Great Astrolabe Reef, Kokomo Private Island is a paradise for adventure seekers, a restorative sanctuary …. keep reading …
MIAVANA by TIME + TIDE
Nosy Anko, Madagascar – Amid playful lemurs and kaleidoscopic coral reefs, Miavana is a dreamy retreat off the North-East coast of Madagascar, a land of its own in a storybook sea. Read on …
Great Exuma, Bahamas – The entire island of Musha Cay is reserved for just one group of as many as 24 guests at a time. “Private” doesn’t even begin to describe the exclusivity of this pampering retreat; here you’ll have access to 700 acres … continue …
Private Retreats & Virtuoso Villas
Upgrade Your Experience
Whether you plan on spending a week at a private lakeside lodge or a couple of nights at an Italian villa, your NorthStar Virtuoso travel advisor can help you make the most of your stay. From complex itineraries to simple escapes, you will have more time to relax and enjoy when you leave the details to us. Plus, you’ll receive up to $500 worth of exclusive hotel amenities:
- Room upgrade upon arrival or at the time of booking, when available.
- Breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom – from a la carte to buffet to continental.
- Early check-in and late checkout, when available.
- Wi-Fi access, whenever available, in your room or throughout the property.
- Value-added extra, such as resort activity credit, lunch or diner for two, or a private airport transfer.