Luxury resorts are the perfect way to escape and experience pure paradise. When the resort is also located on a private island or islet, it is even more of a dream.
Resort branded private islands offer utter seclusion and sublime peace with amenities and services their marquis names are known for. Luxury brands like Four Seasons, Montage, and Ritz Carlton all tout private, sugary-shored destinations offering exclusivity and high-end design paired with low-key luxury.
From overwater bungalows to waterfront villas with private pools, here are five high-end resort branded private islands and islets.
Montage Cay, Bahamas
Situated on a private 53-acre island in the Abacos less than one mile off the coast of Marsh Harbour, Montage Cay will be one of the premier luxury resorts and residences in the Caribbean. The private-island resort will feature 50 all-suite accommodations, a limited collection of Montage Residences, and 46-slip marina accommodating vessels up to 110 feet allowing access to an array of world-class boating, fishing, and water sports activities. montagehotels.com/destinations/bahamas
The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands
This Fari Islands hotel includes 100 modern waterfront villas with private pools, a Ritz-Carlton Spa, and restaurant and bar serving simple ingredients transformed by skilled chefs and mixologists. The resort’s three islands and overwater quay serve as a base for discovering all the archipelago has to offer. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/maldives-fari-islands/hotel-overview
Four Seasons Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The Four Seasons Resort on Bora-Bora Island exceeds most expectations of a private island resort. There are 108 spacious bungalows sitting right over the water, where you can enjoy a complimentary breakfast delivered by boat right to your private villa deck. Located on a resort is located on a private motu (islet) in French Polynesia’s Leeward Islands along a tranquil turquoise lagoon, guests enjoy the Te Mahana Spa, a Kids Club, family diving and snorkeling lessons, open-air gym, and a variety of watersports. fourseasons.com/borabora
One & Only Reethi Rah, Indian Ocean
Surrounded by the wonders of the Indian Ocean, One&Only Reethi Rah makes its home on one of the largest islands in North Malé Atoll. A jewel among a string of coral atolls, lagoons, and white sands, it is about 700km (430mi) southwest of Sri Lanka. The resort touts a collection of private overwater villas. Designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, each villa opens out to its own strip of private beach. oneandonlyresorts.com/reethi-rah
Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah
The five-acre UNESCO haven of Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah, is a sprawling compound, offering a handful of suites allowing the option of renting one or the whole island for total seclusion. Plus the property touts all the water sports you can dream of (jet skiing, kite surfing, and even X-Jetblades) plus a 62-foot yacht for sailing within Baa Atoll at any time of day. fourseasons.com/maldivesvoavah