4 of the World’s Most Luxurious Private Islands

Lindsay Judge   |   10-06-2022

We reveal the world’s most exclusive private island destinations to visit this summer.


Tagomago Private Island, Ibiza, Spain



This summer Mandarin Oriental has opened an exclusive private retreat in the Mediterranean Sea, just off the coast of Ibiza. This 148-acre private island will allow guests to create their own experience, in complete privacy. Tagomago Private Island is just five minutes by boat from the idyllic bay of Pou des Lleo. Featuring stunning scenery and panoramic views this exclusive destination has secluded private beaches and lush green meadows. The five-bedroom resort features a saltwater pool, jacuzzi, fitness area and water sports centre.



Depending on each guest’s needs boat charters can be arranged in the surrounding areas. The island is home to picturesque walking routes that criss-cross the island, leading the way to hidden beaches and coves. Those looking for a more relaxed retreat can try sunset or sunrise yoga or sound healing, as well as bespoke wellness treatments from Mandarin Oriental-approved therapists. Guests can also expect a dedicated concierge service and butler who will be on hand 24/7 to assist with requests including prior to arrival. Your butler will also be able to arrange local experiences. A chef is also included and will be overseen by Mandarin Oriental’s culinary experts, who will design bespoke menus based on guest preferences and local seasonal produce. More information is available at mandarinoriental.com



Bawah Reserve, Indonesia



Located within the Bawah Reserve remote island resort in Indonesia, The Elang Private Residence offers complete privacy and seclusion for up to 14 guests. This private island resort was Originally designed to be the owner’s holiday home but opened for guests bookings earlier this year. With a commitment to preserving the reserve as an ecological utopia, the island resort is a designated conservation area to protect the waters. The eco-friendly resort was designed by Singaporean architect Sim Boon Yang and features a holistic design, that was deliberately intended not to cause damage and erosion or destruct the surrounding wildlife.



It was created using sustainable sources of bamboo and recycled wood. Elang Island features five one-bedroom lodges, a two-bedroom lodge, club house, dining room and bar, Beach House restaurant, spa, saltwater infinity pool activities lawn and private beach. Covered in lush greenery a stay at ultra-exclusive destination also includes a personal butler service, daily housekeeping laundry services and all the amenities of the luxury resort. In the on-island restaurant world-class chefs will prepare your meals inspired by the elements and the local surroundings. Ingredients are harvested locally and offer a taste of Indonesian cuisine. Guests will arrive at the resort by seaplane and will then be escorted on the three-minute boat ride to Elang Island from Bawah Island’s jetty. Visit bawahreserve.com to find out more.



Thanda Island Tanzania



Located within the azure blue Indian Ocean surrounding Tanzania, Thanda Island is an exclusive tropical island offering private getaways for up to groups of ten people. This secluded destination features a single luxurious villa and two traditional beach chalets for families or groups to experience the complete isolation and relaxation. Situated within its own marine reserve, the island is surrounded by incredible marine life and tropical greenery covers its shores.



A pristine white beach surrounds the entire island and can be walked and explored fully by guests. When arriving by helicopter or boat guests will be guided to the Thanda Island villa which features five bedroom suites leading directly onto the beach. On the other side of the island the two Bandas or Beach chalets offer a traditional taste of Tanzanian life. Experiences on the island can range from diving boat trips, spa treatments or a traditional feast prepared by the in-house team. Find out more at thandaisland.com



Owners Villa, Cheval Blanc Randheli, Maldives



The idyllic resort of Cheval Blanc Randheli located in the blue seas of the Maldives is home to one of the world’s most exclusive destinations. The Private Island Owner’s Villa is designed for those who want complete privacy and a chance to escape from the outside world. The 1,000 square-metre island features a four-bedroom villa and a dedicated team who are on hand to meet your each and every need. No request is too big or too small and every stay is tailored to each guest’s personal needs. In the main house, you’ll find a 25-metre-long swimming pool, lounge area, bedroom and private bar. A separate guest villa boasts spacious indoor and outdoor spaces, two bedrooms, grand bathrooms and dressing rooms.



The island also has a private spa treatment room, screening room, fitness centre, meditation pavilion, tropical gardens and private beach. When it comes to dining, a memorable experience will be created for guests from the moment they arrive with a tailor-made menu created by a dedicated team of around 30 staff. Of course, if you want to venture over to the main resort, just a short ride away your fine exclusive dining destinations that will offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Find out more at Chevalblanc.com.