The best private island resorts

From the South Pacific to the Florida Keys, discover paradise at the best and most beautiful private island resorts, where natural beauty abounds—and doing nothing is simply everything. Check out the full list here:
  1. Laucala Island, Fiji
    Pristine blue lagoons; lush coconut groves and volcanic mountains; endless beaches; 25 over-the-top, design-driven Fijian bures (pronounced boo-rays), each with private swimming pools—Laucala Island is the ultimate South Pacific fantasy come to life. What’s more? The island flaunts the highest guest-to-staff ratio of any resort in the world (currently 16 staff to each villa), so expect the best-of-the-best in private island pampering. Photo courtesy: Laucala Island Resort
  2. Fregate Island Private, Seychelles
    Nature rules on this conservation-focused island in the Seychelles, a “Garden of Eden” that’s home to hundreds of Aldabra tortoises, 101 species of seabirds, and numerous rare and endemic creatures. While you’ll quickly fall in love with Fregate Island’s curious, wild residents, you’ll hardly see another human thanks to the island’s vast acreage and plentiful white-sand beaches. Photo courtesy: Fregate Island
  3. The Brando, French Polynesia
    We’re usually all about the overwater bungalows in French Polynesia, but this ultra-luxurious, eco-conscious retreat—Marlon Brando’s former private getaway—is equally dreamy. Photo courtesy: The Brando
  4. Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent & Grenadines
    Little has changed in nearly 50 years at this under-the-radar Caribbean retreat, and that’s a good thing. While Petit St. Vincent’s 22 cottages did receive a fabulous face-lift back in 2012 when the new spa and beach bar were added, the island remains void of cars and technology (read: no TVs or in-room Internet). Photo courtesy: Petit St. Vincent
  5. COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos
    In the remote, outer Turks & Caicos, this 1000-acre private island combines barefoot bliss with wellness and gastronomy. Mingle sun worshipping and snorkeling with daily yoga and Pilates classes, and dig in to Thai- and Japanese-inspired Asian dishes that reflect the COMO brand’s Asian heritage. Photo courtesy: COMO Parrot Cay