The World’s Most Exclusive Island Retreats

Sometimes we love to celebrate the most over the top, outrageous and opulent.

Today we’re celebrating once in a lifetime type accommodation for those who think they’ve seen it all before.

Of course we have some selections in the Maldives, French Polynesia and Seychelles. But the world’s most exclusive island resorts can take you all around the world.

Nihi Sumba, Indonesia

Nihi Sumba

Called the “forgotten island of Indonesia”, Sumba symbolises a country’s wild, unexplored beauty. It’s an hour’s flight from Bali. Nihi Sumba ensures explorers are well looked after, especially the stupendous owner’s suite. It offers three two-story villas inspired by Sumbanese architecture, complete with horses who go swimming with guests every afternoon.

Miavana, Madagascar


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A private island sanctuary, accessed by a helicopter ride from mainland Madagascar. Miavana is both raw and refined, the power of nature meeting an intimate haven to rest and unwind. It’s a private island retreat for modern-day explorers, those who want to feel alive yet also holiday in absolute comfort. All villas have private beach access and a pool. The smallest villa measures 620sqm!

North Island, Seychelles

North Island

With only 11 villas on a large island dominated by lush rainforest, North Island has long been a destination for people demanding privacy. It’s where Prince William took Kate on honeymoon. The feeling of space is unrivaled, as is the super generous all inclusive offer (it really includes everything you can think of). And the calming, locally inspired architecture proves you don’t need marble to have luxury.

Canaves Oia Epitome, Santorini

Canaves Oia

Barefoot luxury, quiet calm and absolute privacy, on one of the most popular islands in Europe. Only five minutes from Oia, we love these minimalist suites because they create exclusivity in the place where so many people want to be. We also love the Cycladic architecture and sunset view from the infinity pool.

JOALI, Maldives

JOALI, Maldives

The Maldives has many contenders for most exclusive island suites. Do you know the Muraka suite at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. It’s one of the world’s ultimate underwater suites. How about the new wellness island retreat, JOALI BEING? For today, we’ll suggest JOALI, one of a new generation of Maldives resorts, the one with the most beautifully designed villas.

Galaxy Sanctuary, Jade Mountain, St Lucia

Jade Mountain Galaxy Sanctuary

Each suite at this St Lucia resort is accessed by its own suspended sky bridge. All 24 offer infinity pools and huge living spaces, with sweeping views over the Caribbean. Galaxy Sanctuaries have 80sqm private pools and there’s a chromotherapy whirlpool tub as well. And of course somebody will deliver cocktails to you when you’re swimming with the sunset.

Amanyara, Turks & Caicos

Amanyara feels like an old-world private club, just located on a tropical Caribbean island completely engulfed by nature. Each villa consists of multiple dark-wooden pavilions, with high ceilings and huge windows tempting you inside. They all come with their own chef and host. Add in some spectacular snorkeling and you may be surprised to learn that this isolated resort is only 25 minutes from the airport.

St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia

St Regis Bora Bora

When it comes to private infinity pools, the bigger the better. And it always helps to have a glass floor, so you can see down into the South Pacific below. This St Regis has the largest overwater villas in the entire South Pacific, each served by a private butler and all offering total privacy.

Verdura Resort, Sicily

We simply had to include this remote Rocco Forte resort on our #2 trending destination of 2022, Sicily. It’s an extensive resort, with facilities for every age, including the kid’s club. And what stay in Europe is more exclusive than one of their four-bedroom villas? This is the best resort in Sicily, perhaps Italy.

Your Next Island Retreat

Really, we’re just getting started. Join us for a coffee and we could tell you about 30 more island retreats we love. In fact, let us get to know you and we can inspire you with personalised holiday recommendations.

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