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5 private islands you can rent

Beach resorts sometimes aren’t quite enough for the relaxing respite you need amidst your busy schedule. Having a whole island to yourself, away from everything else, would be the dream. If you’re looking for a super-private place to shield off paparazzi or just to live like a celebrity for a few days, it is possible to rent a whole island. For parties or gatherings to celebrate life’s victories and milestones, or just a treat to your own luxurious getaway, check out these private islands around the world.

From David Copperfield’s island to the Bahamas, you can make these unbelievably lush islands exclusively yours for a few days.

Main image credit: Isla Tagomago

Amilla Fushi, Maldives

The UNESCO Biosphere of Baa Atoll is home to Amilla Fushi. From beautiful set homes that hover over the crystal clear waters to treetop abodes, this hideaway has accommodation available for weddings or corporate gatherings of up to 200 people.

Starting from US$2.35 million (S$3.26 million) for a four-night stay, guests get exclusive access to the island’s spa facilities, daily water sports, shared seaplane transfers and an endless supply of food and beverages.

Amilla Fushi, Maldives, www.amilla.mv
Image credit: Amilla Fushi


Musha Cay, Bahamas

Rent David Copperfield’s private island. With its soft, white sand and postcard-worthy aquamarine lagoon, this amenity-packed oasis in the southern Bahamas is a nirvana for beach lovers.

“The world’s most magical destination in the world”, as the magician calls it, can accommodate only 24 people. The island is truly your own for a few nights.

Musha Cay, The Bahamas, www.mushacay.com

Image credit: Musha Cay

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

What do Kate Moss, Nelson Mandela and Bill Gates all have in common? They have made Necker Island their own for a few days. You too, can be part of the Necker Island troop – at a fee of S$63,837 a night.

This picturesque island in the Caribbean is owned by English business magnate and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson, and welcomes only 30 people at a time.

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands, www.virginlimitededition.com/en/necker-island

Image credit: Necker Island

Laucala Island, Fiji

An exclusive private resort in Fiji, Laucala Island has 25 villas scattered amongst its pristine white beaches and volcanic cliffs of the island’s northern shore. The resort covers only a third of this 3,000-acre hideaway, while the rest is an unspoilt paradise for you to explore on horseback or the resort’s private boats – where you can uncover secret lagoons and world-class diving sites.

Not a fan of diving? Explore the wonders of the South Pacific Ocean in your own personal submarine – one of the resort’s impressive DeepFlight Super Falcons.

Laucala Island, Fiji, www.laucala.com

Image credit: Laucala Island 

Isla Tagomago, Spain

Situated approximately 900 metres off the coast of Ibiza is Tagomago, one of the most beautiful private islands in the Mediterranean. If you want to enjoy Ibiza’s bliss without all the partying, this is the ideal place to enjoy both privacy and luxury.

Pervaded by idyllic country pathways for trekking and bird watching, the 600.000 square metres of green island of Tagomago offers a diverse range of things to do – while still allowing you to enjoy Ibiza’s parties, restaurants and culture a 5-minute boat ride away.

Illa de Tagomago, Balearic Islands, Spain, www.tagomago-island.com

Image credit: Isla Tagomago

Dewi Nurjuwita
Senior Writer
Dewi Nurjuwita is a travel and design writer who can be found exploring the streets of foreign cities with passport in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.