The Most Beautiful Private Islands of 2019
Private islands allow for complete seclusion, which means you get all the tropical bliss of white-sand beaches with none of the crowds. When seeking out a private island resort, these escape-from-the-real-world spots are unbelievably scenic and their amenities are unprecedented.
Vacationing on a private island elevates what you like about exploring new places while eliminating what makes travel stressful—namely, dealing with hordes of tourists. On these private islands, you’ll share the beach with very few travelers—if any at all. These spots are as exclusive as they are remote—encouraging you to find serenity and leave your stress on the mainland.
Private islands have also made great strides on the ecotourism front, primarily because many of the luxury enclaves aim to be as self-sufficient as possible. Our Legend Award honorees are making a substantial effort to limit the supplies needed from the mainland, in order to reduce the energy and gas required to haul resources back and forth.
And of course, the seclusion is unrivaled, and discretion and privacy is paramount, particularly because these islands cater to famous honeymooners (think: royal couples). That’s why most of the islands have extremely limited access and very few suites—all of which boast hefty price tags.
These are the Legend Award honorees for the most luxurious resort private islands: