There's no better place to practice social distancing than a private island.
On these idyllic stretches of sand, it’s easy to go your whole stay
without seeing another guest. Or you can rent out the entire island. You
might as well go big or stay home.
From an iconic property in French Polynesia to a new resort in the blissfully beautiful Maldives, these are some of the best private island resorts in the world to safely social distance.
Satellite Island, Australia
There are no roads and no WiFi
on this remote 84-acre Tasmanian island. Available for exclusive hire
only, you and 12 of your nearest and dearest will be the sole explorers
of the unspoiled destination that is
Here you can collect your own oysters and have your private chef create
a seafood dinner with the finest local Bruny cheese, bread, and meat. Bawah Reserve, Indonesia Courtesy Bawah Reserve
hours from Singapore is a collection of six private Indonesian islands
that make up one of the world’s best eco-friendly, all-inclusive
experience comes with a daily spa treatment, plenty of healthy food
options, beachside yoga and pilates, laundry and non-motorized water
sports. Cape Fahn Hotel, Thailand
Just off the coast of Koh Samui, is the new
Cape Fahn Hotel. Opened in 2018, this private island escape screams honeymoon
haven. Every villa here has a private pool with refined Thai touches
and hospitality throughout. One of the nighttime highlights of a stay
here is a Moonlight Cinema. You can choose a favorite movie, some
popcorn and cocktails to enjoy while on floating pool chairs. North Island, Seychelles Courtesy North Island
Seychelles is a bucket list destination, and there’s no better place to stay than this sustainable barefoot private island.
has only 11 beachside bungalows, so both privacy and a tan are easily
achieved. Swim until your content then venture onshore for a 24K Gold
Age-Defying Facial at the rustic, yet refined, resort spa. Isle of Eriska Hotel, Scotland
On the west coast of Scotland with majestic mountains in the distance sits the luxury Isle of Eriska Hotel.
Made up of 34 bedrooms, there are a variety of types from a garden
cottage to a spa suite. Outdoor lovers will enjoy daily nature walks to
see area otters and deer as well as golf, croquet, archery, kayaking,
Laucala Island, Fiji Jason Busch/Courtesy Laucala Island
Fiji has plenty of opulent private islands to choose from.
offers visitors the chance to experience an untouched and super
secluded slice of this island nation. There are 25 glamorous Fijian
style villas to call home. Swim in the resort’s glass-edged pool, play a round of golf and try dishes from five different restaurants—all included. Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Sir Richard Branson’s
private island paradise is also open to the public. Bali meets the
British Virgin Islands in the design style of the spacious 11 rooms in
the Great House on
There is also Leha Lo, which has incredible 180-degree ocean views or
the Bali Lo Complex in the middle of the island’s lush rainforest
surrounded by lemurs and iguanas. Calivigny Island, Grenada Courtesy Calivigny Island
exclusive-use rent only, this family-owned private island is a
ten-minute boat ride from Grenada. You’ll be greeted by a team of people
ready to take care of your every need from Michelin-star chefs,
personal trainers, nannies for the kids, and wellness professionals.
Calivigny Island is the perfect place for a destination wedding, with room for up to 40 guests. The Brando, French Polynesia
It’s no surprise that Marlon
Brando’s private playground is the resort choice of the stars.
Originally serving as an escape from Hollywood,
35-beach front villas each come with a private pool and media room. The
standout spa offers Polynesian treatments galore, while the restaurants
offer fresh Polynesian-inspired dishes. Gladden Private Island, Belize
This Belize getaway calls itself
“The World’s Most Private Island Resort.” Located among the
unbelievably blue waters of Belize’s Barrier Reef, is an all-inclusive
hideout for a small family of two to four people. The staff sleeps on a
separate island close by, and there are no neighbors; at
Gladden Private Island, you truly have the private island sanctuary to yourselves. &Beyond Mnemba Island, Zanzibar Courtesy andBeyond
Off the coast of Zanzibar is the tiny, yet glamorous
&Beyond Mnemba Island.
There are 12 thatched-roof villas, each with a private butler. There
are no doors on the villa, just mosquito nets, so guests enjoy the calm
of the ocean and the tranquility of the nature surrounding them. Ideal
for couples, it’s an all-inclusive, nature lover’s dream. The Nautilus Maldives Courtesy The Nautilus The secluded sanctuary found at The Nautilus Maldives has just 26
beach and ocean houses, each seemingly more private and lavish than the
next. From the tropical cocktails served to resort guests at sunset to
the logistics of private transfers and expedited immigration and
customs, your every need is attended to when vacationing with this
five-star resort. Underwater experiences are just as luxurious as their
overwater villas—with guided diving excursions to take in the natural
beauty of the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. After an
exhilarating dive, retreat to your ocean house, propped over an emerald
lagoon with a private pool.