Living the dream – Five Fabulous Private Islands

Make your next vacation one you'll rememeber forever

Ever wondered what it feels like to sail up to your own island, step out on the beach and stroll up to your own private hideaway for a few days of total relaxation? It’s time to find out!

Musha Cay, Exhuma, Bahamas

Musha Cay boats over 150 acres of white sand beaches, with no one on them except you and your guests. If that sounds too good to be true, how about spending the night in your own private beach house, on your own private beach. With a maximum of 24 guests at any time, if you’ve been dreaming about getting away from it all, this is a pretty special place to do it.

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Necker Island, Virgin Gorda

Vacation like a billionaire at Richard Branson’s private island retreat, where 74 pristine acres of white sand and turquoise waters await you. You can indulge in sailing, kite surfing, snorkelling, or just watching the waves break on the shore. And if your budget doesn’t quite stretch to the whole island, you can still enjoy the private island vibe during Necker’s annual Celebration Weeks, when individual rooms are available for rent. Branson has been known to join guests in a game of tennis during Celebration Weeks, so brush up on your game before you go.

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Fowl Cay, Exhuma, Bahamas

A 50-acre private island in the Bahamas’ Exhuma cays, yet only 200 miles from Miami, Fowl Cay has six villas that can be combined to accommodate up to 26 people, plus a personal boat and guide to take you to the island’s hidden coves, and even a hilltop restaurant. Whether you enjoy a small slice of paradise by renting one of the villas or take over the entire island for your stay, this is trip-of-a-lifetime territory.

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Calivigny Island, Grenada

Located just of the coast of Grenada, this petite paradise of white sand and tropical gardens invites total relaxation. With up to 25 bedrooms housed in 5 different properties, this is the ultimate setting for a dream wedding, or just the best weekend of your life. Take a drink onto one of the many balconies and enjoy being master of all that you survey… if only for a short time.

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Little Whale Cay, Berry Islands, Bahamas

Indulge your Hollywood fantasies at Little Whale Cay, built for financier Wallace Groves in the 1930s. With its own chapel, tennis courts and a private airstrip, you’ll feel every inch the movie star as you walk up the stone staircase from the beach to your shaded veranda for few hands of bridge and a Tom Collins.

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Jenny Cahill-Jones