Private Island

It was 1979 when Richard Branson purchased Necker Island, a pristine speck in the British Virgin Islands, for $180,000. The Virgin Records founder had a plan for the 74-acre retreat: to turn it into...
Since Robb Report first launched in 1976, the meaning of luxury travel has changed more than a few times. During the 1970s, a fancy hotel might have meant shag carpet and a vibrating Magic Fingers...
Located 8 miles off the coast of Placencia, Belize, Coral Caye is the newest addition to the Family Coppola Resorts portfolio. The rustic 2-acre island is located only 20 minutes by boat from the...
Situated off the coast of Mozambique in the crystal-clear waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago, Azura Quilalea Private Island is an 86-acre private resort surrounded by greenery and silky-smooth sands...
The Brando, on the breathtaking island of Tetiaroa, offers the ultimate South Pacific fantasy vacation...
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! As selected by our editors, here are the best new resorts for 2016 . Selection Guidelines: Resorts must have debuted, or relaunched...
Leave it to Oakley founder James Jannard to take the private-island experience to new extremes. Vatuvara Private Islands—the U.S. entrepreneur’s new retreat spread across four secluded islands in...
Why Go: When Cousine Island reopens for the season in April, the private Seychelles sanctuary will reveal a new Presidential Villa. The nearly 7,000-square-foot, two-bedroom home comes with its own...
Abtidoon Rahmin, the nephew of a pirate involved in the Captain Phillips misadventure, embodies the very best of pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps grit. Despite initially following in his uncle’s...
For the first time in 35 years, a trio of secluded isles near Panama is coming to market. The three islands—Bayoneta, Cañas and La Caida, collectively known as the Cayonetas Islands —are located in...
Those flying into the French-speaking island of St. Barts will never forget the landing. The particularly steep descent to a short runway that ends just shy of the Caribbean Sea is as exciting as the...
No one was complaining about Fregate Island Private . To have a reservation among just 17 accommodations on the 741-acre paradise has been a privilege. In 1998, Fregate Island Private started the...
The $215,000, Fourth of July weekend package includes meals, guest accommodations, and other perks.
Every one of the resort’s 141 guest accommodations features beautiful ocean views.
A private island paradise replete with accommodations, a beach stretching endlessly, sea-view infinity edged pool, tennis court, and a marina with a flotilla of boats.
Exclusive Resorts, the Denver-based private destination club, has unveiled the Gateway travel card, allowing its members to pre-purchase 21 or more days of travel while avoiding potential price hikes...
From French Polynesia to Australia, Maine to the Maldives, these five new private-island accommodations span the globe and come in all shapes and sizes.
The Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse is not a typical private-island resort.
Inspired by this year’s iconic wedding date, Little Palm Island Resort & Spa - part of the Noble House Hotels & Resorts collection - is thrilled to announce the 12, 13, 14…ETERNITY package,...
The Brando, a unique resort and model of sustainable technology, located on the private island of Tetiaroa in French Polynesia, and a product of the late Marlon Brando’s vision, is proud to announce...
Now through October 31, guests who book any villa at the Song Saa Private Island resort in Cambodia can take advantage of a three-, five-, or seven-night wellness retreat included in the cost of...
Bedarra Island reopened this month on a private island off the Great Barrier Reef in North Queensland, Australia. It had been ravaged by Cyclone Yasi in 2011. The sustainable island resort is located...
Panama’s Pearl Islands have long held hidden treasures. The archipelago of some 39 islands and 100 islets, located about 56 miles off the coast of Panama City, has yielded some of the world’s most...
Kiawah Island, S.C., owes much of its allure to the 10,000-acre community’s slow, meticulous development of individually designed homes—an aesthetically minded approach that began with Kiawah’s...
Though residents of Fisher Island Club will tell you otherwise, the cockatiels and macaws in the resort’s aviary are not squawking "My island for your boat." That was, however, the deal cut by Carl...
A lot has changed at Petit St. Vincent since the 115-acre Caribbean private-island resort closed for renovations last summer. But the local code at the resort, which reopened in November, remains the...
At nearly 3,000 acres, Laucala Island is by far the largest private island featured in these pages. The Fijian hideaway thus has ample space for an 18-hole golf course (designed by David McLay Kidd...
Hannah "Shotgun" Makepeace would not recognize her namesake today. After moving to Australia’s Noosa River region in 1924, the housekeeper-turned-proprietor of Makepeace Island became known for...
Villa La Cassinella is technically not a private island. In fact, the 18th-century estate is not even on an island—it is perched on a secluded peninsula in Italy’s Lake Como. But this gloriously...
At some point in the 16th century,piratesweary from pillaging and plundering took a break on Frégate Island, a 740-acre haven some 1,000 miles off the east coast of Africa. The island’s remote...

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