We pick the 9 most exclusive private islands in the world


3. Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Cost – $56,000 a night
Step onto the shores of Richard Brandon’s privately owned Necker Island – with 74 acres of lush-green landscapes, ringed by pristine blue waters. And that’s exactly what this Caribbean hideout is all about! The island entails a Great House, a bunkroom and six Balinese styled houses dotted around the island, accommodating a total of 30 guests. If you are not inclined towards the adventurous on-site zip line, perhaps you can relish Japanese delicacies at the Floating Sushi Bar or spend some time feeding the large flock of fauna on the island. For meals, dish out the usual and adopt the exotic – the island’s Bali Hi Beach enchants you with candle-lit dinners, large bonfires and fresh sea-food.

2. North Island, Seychelles
Cost – $69,000 per night
When luminous white beaches surround a tropical interior of coconut palms and takamaka trees, you know the island should be on your hit list. Ten Presidential Villas are nestled discreetly in the tree line facing Anse d’east Beach. Each entails a luxuriously proportioned master bedroom, a swanky lounge, changing room area and a huge en-suite bathroom. A kitchenette leads off the expansive sun deck and covered lounge area, while a gorgeous private plunge pool and sala completes your sanctuary on North Island. The extensive facilities on North Island Seychelles include a 45m long main pool with truly sublime views, central dining area, connoisseur’s wine cellar, large lounge, as well as a rather special library built of coral blocks.

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1. Velaa Private Island, Maldives
Cost – $1,065,000 per night
Before you completely shun this one, this private island accommodates upto 80 guests, hence the staggering price tag. Opened last December, this 43-villa Maldivian resort is the latest ultra luxurious property to debut in the world’s most exotic archipelago. Velaa, which is the size of about 25 soccer fields, was built from scratch for $200 million and is designed to attract the world’s most discerning travelers. Situated in the Noonu atoll, a 45-minute seaplane flight north of the Maldivian capital of Malé, Velaa is entails over-water villas, five four-bedroom residences, each with a private infinity plunge pool, gym and spa room. Before your eyes sparkle with that thought, think again – accessible by boat only, there is the exclusive Romantic Pool Residence, which comes with its own outdoor dining gazebo.

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