Escape the crowds, to an island just for you

Sian Pages – Travel Planner

Travel is very much back on everyone’s radar, with soaring heat and record numbers of tourists flocking to the ‘beautiful places’.

Perhaps you crave a little retreat from the masses, a little quiet time in absolute luxury?

How about escaping to your own private island? Have a true ‘no news, no shoes’ experience? Spend your days lazily soaking in the sunshine, read a book and enjoy all the luxuries these islands have to offer.

Whatever your heart desires, there are several luxury private islands ready and waiting to bring it your way.

Orpheus Island Lodge, Queensland, Australia

Orpheus Island Lodge, Queensland, Australia

This private island offers complete seclusion and undisturbed peace on the beautiful Queensland coast.

Imagine enjoying the island’s white sand beaches and 1,368 hectares of National Park, all to yourself!

The itinerary includes activities such as paddle boating, kayaking, and snorkelling.

In the evening, indulge in gourmet meals paired with top-quality wines or enjoy private beach picnics on neighbouring sands.

The luxury suites offer stunning water views, allowing guests to relax and unwind.

Alternatively, get out and explore the Great Barrier Reef that is literally on your doorstep.

Kokomo Private Island Resort, Fiji

Kokomo Private Island Resort, Fiji

Kokomo Private Island is a tropical, stylish and exclusive destination located next to the Astrolabe, the world’s fourth largest reef.

Why not try an introductory diving experience led by experts, allowing you to discover the secrets of this magnificent reef. Additionally, guests could contribute to the island’s self-sustainability by participating in reef restoration efforts or even adopting a mantra ray.

Gourmet breakfasts, lunches, and dinners made from locally sourced and fresh ingredients are provided daily to fuel water adventures such as sailing, canoeing, and paddleboarding.

The Brando, French Polynesia, Tahiti

The Brando, French Polynesia, Tahiti

This luxury all-inclusive retreat on the private island of Tetiaroa offers a charming and charismatic experience, reminiscent of its former owner, Marlon Brando.

With its chalky sands, crystal-clear waters, and lush greenery, it is a perfect destination for families or couples seeking a taste of the A-lister lifestyle.

The island boasts 35 peaceful villas, ensuring exclusivity and tranquillity. There’s plenty to keep you occupied, including watersports and a Michelin-star restaurant, helmed by chef Guy Martin.

The island’s unspoilt scenery allows guests to connect with nature, whether it’s observing reef sharks in the water or admiring the vibrant bird life. Notably, this resort prioritises sustainability and is the world’s first post-carbon resort. Guests can participate in daily bird discovery and reef exploration tours to appreciate the island’s well-preserved lands.

Little Palm Island, Florida Keys, USA

Little Palm Island, Florida Keys, USA

Located just off the coastline of the Florida Keys, this adult-only private island resort offers a luxurious and exclusive experience.

With its white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and swaying palm trees, it provides the perfect setting to unwind and bask in the Florida sun.

Why not start your day by joining beachfront morning yoga class, or set sail through the island’s enchanting coves.

The Florida Keys is renowned for its beautiful waters, and guests can take advantage of this by visiting the Dolphin Research Centre, embarking on fishing trips, or exploring the magnificent Looe Key Reef through scuba diving adventures.

Song Saa, Private Island, Cambodia

Song Saa, Private Island, Cambodia

The Song Saa Private Island Resort offers an authentic Cambodian experience, immersing guests in the sights, sounds, and scents of the rainforest.

Located on two pristine isles in the Koh Rong Islands, the resort is committed to conservation and sustainability through initiatives like the Song Saa Foundation.

Activities such as snorkelling, windsurfing, and paddle boarding allow you to engage with the landscape. In the evenings, you can unwind with a sunset movie or yoga session on the beach, or indulge in hearty Cambodian cuisine at the resort’s prestigious restaurant.

Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent & The Grenadines

Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent & The Grenadines

This tranquil private island offers a break from the digital world, providing an opportunity for intimate, real-world connections.

While WiFi is available in the resort’s main reception area and main bar, the rest of the 115-acre space encourages guests, including honeymooners and families, to unplug and enjoy the beautiful beaches, forests, and opulent cottages.

For those looking for adventure, explore the surrounding waters by taking a boat ride to the Tobago Cays or visiting the PADI five-star certified Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Centre. This dive centre caters to divers of all abilities, making Petit St. Vincent one of the world’s best hotels for diving and an ideal destination for those seeking to improve your skills.

North Island, Seychelles

North Island, Seychelles

The North Island private resort in the Seychelles offers a secluded and luxurious escape. The beachfront villas, serviced by butlers, provide a beautiful setting surrounded by turquoise waters and lush green landscapes.

This resort has gained recognition as Prince William and Kate Middleton chose it for their honeymoon.

Guests can enjoy barefoot luxury with private plunge pools, personalised treatments at the North Island Spa, and scuba diving in the Indian Ocean.

The resort features four pristine beaches for sunbathing and offers exceptional dining experiences where menus are customised to individual preferences. Additionally, the Beach Buddy program provides tailored activities to engage young guests.

Get in touch

If you’d like to discuss future travel plans you have in mind, get in contact with our in-house travel consultant, Sian Pages, on

Sian will be more than happy to spend time talking you through your options; remembering her service is delivered at no cost to clients and professional connections of Longhurst.

Happy Adventures!