Ultimate Private Islands: British West Indies: Calivigny Island

  • Samantha Brooks

Even at its 50-guest capacity, Calivigny Island never lacks for living space. The 80-acre island just south of Grenada was purchased in 2000 by a French businessman and his wife, who subsequently built a sprawling residential compound complete with a 10-bedroom, 107,600-square-foot main house. The couple added on to a second mansion, the nine-bedroom Overhang Residence, last year, when Calivigny became available as a rental on a buy-out-only basis.

The private island’s extravagant accommodations—which also include three two-bedroom Calivigny Cottages completed this year—are bordered by clusters of palm trees, plumeria, orchids, and native grasses. The main house and Overhang (so named for its location at the water’s edge, underneath Iguana Hill) are a short walk from each other, while the cottages are a three-minute ATV ride away. Also accessible by ATV are the island’s many ungroomed, out-of-the-way beaches, which offer ample empty sand for every visitor.

No matter where you venture on the island, you can summon Calivigny’s staff to deliver food and drink orders 24 hours a day. Both an Italian chef and a sushi chef are available to prepare picnic lunches for beach and boat excursions, or formal meals back at your mansion.

ACCESS Five minutes by boat from Grenada; Calivigny’s dock can accommodate yachts up to 175 feet.
OVERNIGHT 10 colonial-style suites in the main home, nine modern bedrooms in the Overhang Residence, and three two-bedroom Calivigny Cottages with hot tubs overlooking the ocean.
FEATURES A swimming pool with swim-up bar, six sandy beaches, tennis and basketball courts, a fitness center, and meals prepared on request by two private chefs.
DIVERSIONS Explore the Caribbean aboard Atmosphere, the owners’ 173-foot Perini Navi sailing yacht, or one of the 12 other boats available to guests. At night, enjoy a bonfire and fireworks show before watching a movie on a giant outdoor screen.

Calivigny Island, +48.607.40.40.64, www.calivigny-island.com; prices range from $30,000 per night for a two-bedroom cottage to $140,000 per night for both mansions and three cottages for as many as 50 people, all-inclusive

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