From remote castaway to red carpet royal treatment, the private island resorts of the
Caribbean offer accommodations and experiences to suit every taste.
CALALA ISLAND, NICARAGUA
Calala, a tiny, picture-perfect cluster of palm trees ringed by white sand off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua is the place where castaway dreams come true. Environmentally designed, built with sustainable hardwoods and powered by the sun, it offers just four rustic-chic beach bungalows. Simplicity reigns supreme here: it’s ideal for groups of friends who want nothing more than dips in the pool, a massage on the beach, and exquisite meals – think just-caught fish, freshly baked bread and island-grown produce – served wherever you choose.
PETIT ST. VINCENT, ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
A low-tech hideaway with no phones, TVs or internet, guests visit the island idyll of Petit St. Vincent to disconnect. Need something? Wave a flag from your private villa, and buggy-driving staff will deliver whatever you desire. Cottages are scattered along beaches, hillsides and cliffs, ensuring plenty of privacy while two restaurants and a water’s edge bar ensure there’s company when you want it. And with seven beaches, a dive centre, hiking trails, tennis courts, a range of water sports and a spa at your disposal, you won’t have a moment to miss the virtual world.
CAYMAN VILLAS, CAYMAN ISLANDS
Different surroundings can be as refreshing as an overseas trip. So, why not stay in a beachfront condo at Barkers and spend your free time kitesurfing, live the active Seven Mile Beach lifestyle or enjoy the soulful simplicity of living in a beach bungalow in Cayman Kai? With a huge selection of rental properties ranging from private one-bed condos to multi-family villas, plus the ability to book everything from private chefs to spa treatments for you, you can have the vacation of a lifetime right here at home.
ROYAL ISLAND, BAHAMAS
North of Eleuthera, Royal Island really does make the world your oyster. Taking the private island resort concept to new heights – it hosts a total of 14 guests – staff create personalised experiences from start to finish. So whether your idea of vacation bliss is sipping frozen cocktails by the pool and endless spa treatments, picnicking on deserted sandbars and learning to spearfish, or a long hike followed by a cooking class, there’s always a guide waiting to take you, a chef on hand to feed you and a therapist ready to pamper you.