Last month we talked about how excited we are for those big reunions, whether those be with family or friends the intimacy and exclusivity offered by a big buyout or private island means you’re free to focus on getting away from everything and re-connecting.
A Franciscan monastery probably isn’t the first location that comes to mind when you think of private island buy outs; however, to exclude it from your bucket list would be underestimating its many charms. Languorously perched on the rocky cliffs of the car-free island of Lopud (pictured above), this sanctum-turned-boutique hideout of just five unique suites is just an hour’s speedboat ride from the bustling coast of Dubrovnik. We curated this experience as part of our travel that blows your mind collection, but of course the relaxed nature of the property means any stay can be tailor-made.
Back on more traditional grounds, wash up on the shores of Moskito island for a luxurious twist on Caribbean castaway tales. Rented to only one group at a time the island’s 125 paradisical acres are yours to exclusively explore and with 3 villas and eleven suites there’s plenty of space for you to spread out. As you’d probably expect, these aren’t your average Caribbean villas, tethered together by communal recreation areas, each is catered by private chefs and boasts its own freshwater infinity pool overlooking the trademark-blue waters of Caribbean coastline.
Who says private buyouts always need to be on the shoreline? Located 4,300ft above sea level in the Atlas Mountains, this palatial Moroccan hideout is tearing up the rule book. Spread around lush landscapes the property’s Moorish archways lead to intimate courtyards and opulent, warmly decorated rooms. Sequestered away from the main house along the hillside, nine Berber Tented Suites offer a more traditional stay without compromising on any luxuries.
High above the shoreline of Little Bay Beach, ÀNI Villa Anguilla perches on the small island’s cliffside overlooking the Caribbean Ocean. This uber-luxurious property features ten suites catering to only one group at a time, the staff here really know how to look after you – think private butlers, your own Executive Chef, housekeepers, and a children’s activity coordinator. So whether it’s knowing exactly how you like your margarita, or which of the children need a little encouragement to head on down to the beach, they’ll be on hand to cater to your every whim