We pick the 9 most exclusive private islands in the world


7. Islan Tagomago, Spain
Cost – $17,000 a night
When you want to experience the party scene in Ibiza but don’t want to gel with the masses, Islan Tagomago may be just the answer. Half a mile east of Ibiza, the 98 acre private paradise is surrounded by turquoise waters and unique nature. Accommodation entails a large Ibizan styled villa and five luxury suites. Throw in a sauna, a 145-sqm swimming pool and an outdoor whirlpool and voila – you have a classy residing space in the middle of the Mediterranean. A network of enchanting pathways leads you to the 1909 built lighthouse. In only 30 minutes, the most beautiful beaches on Formentera can be reached by boat. Massages and wellness treatments, yoga, pilates, tai chi, and a personal trainer are on offer.

6. Azura Quilalea, Mozambique
Cost – $25,000 a night
Azura at Quilalea, on its own private paradise island in the stunning Quirimbas Archipelago, is considered to be one of the most luxurious retreats in Mozambique. With four Sunrise Kaskazi Villas and four Sunset Kusi Villas, and a totally separate Villa Quilalea, the lodge is intimate and isolated for a group of 18. Each of the villas is constructed using local materials, with natural coral stone walls, carved wooden beams, makuti thatch roofs, and timber wooden decks. The food is exceptional, making the most of the freshest ingredients and abundant seafood. Think snorkelling in the crystal-clear, warm Indian Ocean waters, kayaking along the shoreline, and diving to get up close to the colourful corals.

5. Coco Privé Kuda Hithi, Maldives
Cost – $32,500 a night
Emerging from the depths of the Indian Ocean like a dream, Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island is the jewel in the crown of the Maldives– an entire private island dedicated to you. A perfect blend of classic design and modern architecture, this Maldivian masterpiece is the result of a successful collaboration between the Coco Privé team and the award-winning architect, Guz Wilkinson. Designed to make the most of your stunning surroundings, the deep sea adventures promise unimaginable experiences. For the 12 guests on the island, a round-the-clock personal chef is appointed to cater to every culinary need.

4. Musha Cay, Bahamas
Cost – $37,500 a night
A 150 acre piece of land in South Bahamas has attracted some serious eyeballs and understandably so – 7 white-washed beaches, lavish accommodation and a staff of 30 catering to your every need. David Copperfield’s deluxe weekend gateway is well equipped to luxuriously reside 23 persons across the 5 accommodation options. Our personal favourite was the 10,000 sq ft villa perched on the top of the hill, offering awe-inspiring views of the horizon and beyond. The wonderful array of water activities indeed keeps you busy. Of course if you prefer to stay on land, opt for a relaxed game of tennis or an exclusive tour of the neighbouring islands. World class culinary connoisseurs curate customised menus as per your demand while you are probably roasting marshmallows over a beach bonfire.

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