From your very own Indian Ocean atoll to the coolest private outpost in Polynesia; from going solo in Zanzibar to being castaway in Cambodia or the Caribbean, here we hand-pick some of the best private islands. Shhh, try to keep them to yourself!
The oh-so-quiet Song Saa Private Island in Cambodia has 27 eco-chic villas have been built from timber bought from villagers; driftwood has been carved into furniture and Khmer pottery revived to make the crockery. It’s paradise with a conscience.Read more
A 45-minute seaplane flight north of Malé is the far-flung, turtle-shaped Velaa Private Island. Swoop down over sparkling turquoise waters to your very own slice of paradise, home to outstanding food, a 6,000-bottle wine tower and a divine Clarins Spa.Read more
Another must-fly-to island is The Brando on the distant French Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa. The villas are drop-dead gorgeous, the seafood is melt-in-the-mouth and it gets an extra thumbs up for running off renewable energy drawn from the sun and sea.Read more
If you’re Caribbean bound and looking for pure unadulterated escapism, COMO Parrot Cay in the Turks & Caicos remains hard to beat.Read more
Accessible only by boat, this is another top-to-toe feel good idyll. We love the pristine white sands, authentic beach bandas and deliciously low-key vibe.Read more
At this private eco-paradise there are seven blissful beaches - reserve Anse Victorin for a super-exclusive experience.Read more
Whilst we know our edit of luxury getaways for 2018 are tempting enough, there are also exceptional savings to be had that add to their appeal. These include everything from bonus nights and up to half price savings on accommodation, to complimentary transfers and half board.
Here are the offers that come out on top...