The Best Private Island Vacations for Every Budget—Even Yours!
- December 15th, 2015
- in Lifestyle
With private-island getaways catering for every taste and pocketbook, you don’t have to be a billionaire to indulge your Crusoe fantasies. More fortunately you don’t need a private jet to transport you to a private island escape. Here, six Caribbean lavish resorts put the billionaire lifestyle within reach, and within your budget.
PETER ISLAND, BVI
Doubles from $590 in low season ($950 high)
Always wanted your own groundskeeper and 24-hour-on- call chauffeur at a total beach solitude? Live the dream in one of three ultra-luxe private villas on Peter Island. If you can drag yourself away from your digs, hit the spa, which offers a variety of stress-melting treatments using island-harvested ingredients.
PINE CAY, Turks and Caicos
From $840/guest/night in low season ($1,130 high).
It was reported that Kanye West has chosen Pine Cay, as the setting for an extravagant million dollar birthday bash for his girlfriend Kim Kardashian. A relaxed jewel in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the 800-acre island is home to just one resort, the Meridian Club. Only a 15 minute journey by boat from the bustle of Providenciales, your escape comes true.
CAYO ESPANTO, Belize
From $995 per night all-inclusive in low season ($1,195 high).
Set about three miles from San Pedro, Cayo Espanto is about as blissfully isolated as you can get. It’s made up of seven “casas”, each of which has its own unique identity. On this secluded four-acre speck of sand, the newest six villas stand over the water at the end of a 150-foot dock. Each villa has a private butler all to itself.
FOWL CAY ISLAND, Bahamas
From $1,450 per night in low season ($1600 high)
For the experience of owning their own personal island, guests can reserve one of the six fully-stocked villas that include a personal boat and guide, on the 50-acre private island of Fowl Cay. Simple relaxing is with no more than 30 guests within miles. Just 200 miles from Miami, Fowl Cay Island offers guests an escape from the world to a tropical oasis.
CALIVIGNY ISLAND, Grenada
From $2,800/guest/night in low season
Calivigny Island is a place of unsurpassed splendor, an epitome of world-class luxury living for the rich and celebrity. The current owner acquired it in 2000, and invested EUR 100 million to develop it into a luxurious retreat. The Beach House Residence features an architectural masterpiece, harmoniously blending French Colonial and Balinese styles. With a host of private chefs and a fleet of private boats and yachts at your disposal, it’s over-the-top extravagant in every last detail.
MUSHA CAY, Exumas, Bahamas
From $3250/guest/night in low season
If this place feels a bit magical, it’s because the owner is none other than David Copperfield. It’s actually a group of jewel islands called “the islands of Copperfield Bay”. You’ll be transported there by private plane, as 30 staff members cater to your every need. With over 500 acres and 25 sugary white sand beaches, Musha Cay accommodate just 24 guests in five spectacular beach houses, each with a private beach. After you sample the array of water activities, relax while your personal chef prepares the catch of the day pulled straight from the sea. You’ll feel as if you’ve vanished into a dream.