5 Celebrity Private Island Escapes to the Caribbean
- March 11th, 2015
- in Lifestyle
The perfect holiday to the Caribbean’s alluring archipelagos is best experienced by enjoying an exclusive stay on one of its luxurious private islands; many of which are available to resort guests seeking to indulge in a short-term sojourn of affluent seclusion. Nestled within this equatorial region of the West North Atlantic Ocean are infinite choices for sun-seekers, wishing to relish their time of rest and relaxation whilst enjoying the deluxe activities and amenities provided by the Caribbean hospitality industry.
Mustique Island, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
What began as a private estate bought by Lord Glenconner, Colin Tennant, envisioned to thrive as a successful cotton plant, is now a luxurious and exclusive holiday spot, attracting guests such as wealthy public figures, celebrities, and royalty. Famous guests include Amy Winehouse or Queen Elizabeth II. The island is home to both residential and short term rental properties, featuring deluxe villas with lavish furnishings in amongst the tropical surroundings. The most private accommodation the resort has to offer is a much sought after presidential suite, “The Residence”, secluded away from the other seventeen suites and villas upon its own hilltop. The Residence has its own swimming pool and 24-hour butler service, offering guests impeccable hospitality services, whilst relishing the bliss of ultimate exclusivity. Uniquely, the island also embraces an eco-friendly island lifestyle, with its impressive environmental programmes and marine conservation efforts.
Parrot Cay Resort, Turks and Caicos Islands
from $560/room/night in winter
Spread across 1000 acres of land, Parrot Cay features a mile-long beach and allows its divine beauty to be shared with the guests who stay at their 61-room private resort. Most famous events include the weddings of Benn Affleck and Jennifer Garner in 2005 as well as Bruce Willis and Emma Heming. The lavish suites and private estates provide spectacular views of the meticulously maintained gardens and North Atlantic Ocean; each is decorated with modern Balinese furnishings with crisp white linens. Visitors can enjoy an array of facilities designed for their practicality and comfort, including the spacious “Shambhala Retreat” for personal fitness, or Asian-inspired holistic spa treatments. With three high-end, international restaurants and a full room service menu, guests are sure to satisfy their appetites whilst enjoying the panoramic views of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Bruce Willis actually likes the place so much that he has bought a private home in Parrot Cay.
Calivigny Island, Grenada
from $2800.00/ guest/ night
Settled within the Caribbean islands, off the shores of Grenada, is a palatial utopia, ideal for tropical retreats. As guests arrive by a private vessel, they are greeted by the welcoming staff of Calivigny Island, pleased to accommodate every special request. Three Balinese-style beach cottages feature distinct Indonesian architecture, and two French-Colonial inspired residences with ostentatious, modern furnishings provide accommodations for up to 50 guests. Private chefs are pleased to cater all of your dining arrangements, from formal dinners to casual cocktail parties, prepared at spectacular locations throughout the property. Exclusively designed water activities and deluxe yachting excursions offer exciting ways to enjoy your time spent between indulging in the fine lifestyles of world-class luxury while on-shore of this gorgeous island.
Musha Cay, Bahamas
from $3250.00/ guest/ night
Owned by the world-famous illusionist, David Copperfield, Musha Cay is a secluded island amidst the collection of the tropical archipelagos which make up the Bahamas. Google co-founder Sergey Brin was married on Musha Cay in 2007. The welcoming staff provide exceptional on-site hospitality, offering unique daily activities, lavish dining experiences, and personal pampering within this surreal setting of lush vegetation and white sand beaches. Uniquely available at Musha Cay are “adventures” designed for their guests to explore the caves and coastlines of the island, such as “The Treasure of Copperfield Bay”, a mock treasure hunt guided by live “Pirates” through exotic, hidden destinations.
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
from $3,370.00/ guest/ night
Owned by the famous founder of the Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, Necker Island is recognised throughout the Caribbean as one of the most exclusive retreats available for an extraordinary vacation at a lavish private resort. The 74-acre island can be hired exclusively for groups of up to 30 people, or individually by couples and families for a 7-night stay, where guests will be housed in one of the palatial accommodations. This idyllic paradise exhibits a serene tropical environment, complete with turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and luscious flora as it sits amongst the Caribbean’s renowned coral reefs. Necker prides itself on its welcoming ambiance and endearing hospitality to make guests feel completely at home.
Notable guests include Princess Diana, Kate Winslet actually helped Sir Bransons mom out of the 2011 fire that hit the island (video below).