Top Ten: Private Island Resorts
Top Ten: Private Island Resorts
IF YOU'RE LOOKING INTO PRIVATE "I'S,"
Set Your Sights No Further
Save your SOS, because these (somewhat) deserted islands are ones you won't want a "rescue" from. From Belize to Venice, being a castaway at any of these picks is no problem—these resorts and villas are oases of serenity and beauty all. Which one would YOU want to get stranded on?
Check out our list featuring The Brando, Sweet Bocas, Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado and more!
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Jumby Bay Island
Antigua, West Indies
Caribbean cool doesn’t get classier than arriving by private catamaran.
Sanctuary for a Hollywood legend? This must be The Brando.
Royal Belize Island, Belize
Exclusivity in its truest form.
Palm Island, The Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies
A paradise within a paradise.
Bocas del Toro, Panama
Quality over quantity. When one villa is all you need.
Lizard Island, Australia
Don’t let the name fool you—this retreat brings the heat.
San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice
In a city made of islands, only one could be just for you.
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado
Samana, Dominican Republic
Come by boat. Leave never.
Parrot Cay and COMO Shambhala Retreat
Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Neither Turks nor Caicos nor sorry about it.
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
Experience a Renaissance on Aruba’s only private beach.
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Belize City is the largest city in Belize and was once the capital of the former British Honduras. It is located at the mouth of the Haulover Creek, which is a tributary of the Belize River. The city is the country's principal port and its financial and industrial hub. Several cruise ships drop anchor outside the port and are tended by local citizens. It was also the capital of British Honduras (as Belize was then named) until the government was moved to the new capital of Belmopan in 1970.
Australia is an Oceanian country, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. For most visitors its name is a shorthand for an endless summer where the living is easy. It is great a place where the adventures are as vast as the horizons and the jokes flow as freely as the beer; a country of can-do spirit and easy friendliness!
Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. The city is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture, and its artwork. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. Venice has been known as the La Dominante, Serenissima, Queen of the Adriatic, City of Water, City of Masks, City of Bridges, The Floating City, and City of Canals. It has also been described as being one of Europe's most romantic cities. It is truly an amazing, stunning and interesting city for the adventurous to explore!
Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major inhabited islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands (including Great Bird, Green, Guinea, Long, Maiden and York Islands). The country is nicknamed "Land of 365 Beaches" due to the many beaches surrounding the land. Positioned where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet, it's known for reef-lined beaches, rain-forests and resorts.
St Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a southern Caribbean nation comprising a main island, St. Vincent, and a chain of smaller ones. Its capital is Kingstown, also its main port. Saint Vincent has a French and British colonial history and is now part of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, CARICOM, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). The main mother tongue is Vincentian Creole and the official language is English.
Aruba is a Caribbean island 15 miles north of the coast of Venezuela, and is one of the four "countries" that together form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Unlike much of the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate and an arid, cactus-strewn landscape. This climate has helped tourism as visitors to the island can reliably expect warm, sunny weather. This beautiful island offers many activities and attractions for people of all ages.
Italy is a country in Southern Europe. It is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. Much like its food, this country is an endless feast of experiences. It is famous worldwide for its delicious cuisine, its trendy fashion industry, luxury sports cars and motorcycles, diverse regional cultures and dialects, as well as for its beautiful coast, alpine lakes and mountain ranges (the Alps and Apennines). There is also the country’s enormous cultural legacy: Tuscany alone has more classified historical monuments than any country in the world; there are considerable remnants of the Roman Empire all over the country, notably in Rome itself; and every region retains its own relics of an artistic tradition generally acknowledged to be among the world’s richest.
The Dominican Republic is a sovereign state on the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Caribbean region. Though known for its wonderful beaches, all-inclusive resorts and golfing, it has a varied terrain comprising rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. For the adventure tourist this Caribbean country offers a diverse countryside comprising tropical rainforests, arid desert expanses, alpine ranges and steamy mangrove swamps. It's a playground for trekkers, mountain bike enthusiasts and water-sport junkies!
Panama city is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama. The city is the political and administrative center of the country, and a hub for international banking and commerce. The city has a dense skyline of mostly high rise buildings, and it is surrounded by a large belt of tropical rainforest. The city enjoys a modern infrastructure, making travel through the tropical paradise easy and convenient. The site of the previously devastated city is still in ruins and is now a popular tourist attraction known as Panama Viejo.