Explore the world’s most beguiling private island hideaways. Air Partner asked private island specialist, The Modern Concierge, to come up with this inspiring list of 10 of the world’s best private island hideaways. When it comes to getting away from it all, a private island offers the last word in luxury. Privacy. And clearly, the only way to travel to your private island is by private jet.
When Conde Nast Traveller and Travel+Leisure magazine both vote an island #1 in the Caribbean in their Reader Awards, then you know you are on to something very special. Kamalame is a 97 acre private barrier island sitting just off the coast of Andros - the largest and least developed landmass in the Bahamas archipelago. The island offers a unique mix of ‘resort and residences’ which means if you really love it there, then you could buy your very own slice of paradise with beachfront villas and plots available. The island regularly hosts exclusive all-island wedding and private celebrations, but also individual beachfront resort cottages and owners villas are available throughout the open year (the island closes mid-August to mid-October each year). Kamalame is famous for it’s graceful approach to stylish island living, with a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. As well as having the only over-water-spa in the Bahamas, the coastal waters around the island offer some of the world’s best diving (the Andros Great Barrier Reef is the 3rd largest reef in the world) plus the elite sustainable sport of Bonefishing is what made the island famous when it first opened. The island offers special wellness weeks by London based www.silverliningsretreats.com in November, January and June.
Fly into Nassau airport on a larger jet, such as a Gulfstream 550, or get closer in a smaller jet and land at Andros Town. Clients of Air Partner enjoy special access and privileges at Kamalame Cay - speak to your Account Manager for more information.
A most private of islands, and one rarely read about. Escape to 80 lush private acres and choose from six beaches where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. Up to 50 guests can be cosseted in complete luxury in the islands opulent rooms. Accommodation is within two Balinese and French Colonial inspired residences and three custom designed luxury cottages. At your disposal is a full range of water toys - from a fleet of boats to jet skis and inflatables plus scuba charters to explore beneath the sea. The beach front rotunda offers a dramatic focal point for celebration dinners or parties or perhaps a wedding pavillion? The island is available only for exclusive rentals.
Land at Maurice Bishop international airport
When one of the great Sorrento hoteliers also owns a private island just off the Amalfi coast from Positano, you know it’s going to be something very special indeed. Welcome to Li Galli. The most glamorous of private islands; previously and famously owned by Rudolph Nureyev and with a visitors book including Sophia Loren and Jacqueline Kennedy. It’s that kind of special place - and offering the unique view of Positano from the sea. Li Galli is actually an archipelago of three islands - with mentions in the history books as far back as biblical times and at the centre of the ‘Siren’s or ‘Le Sirenuse’ - the mythical and dangerous creatures of Homer’s Odyssey. The dolphin shaped island is only available for exclusive rental a few weeks of the summer, by special arrangement and accommodates up to 12 guests in six suites, cared for attentively by a team of nine. Guests feast on produce from the island’s garden, relax by the saltwater or freshwater pool and enjoy the seriously stylish, eclectic decor, with antique furniture, modern artworks and sculptures juxtaposed with colour and pattern clashing Arabic tiles creating the unique interior and giving Li Galli a strong sense of place. Land in Naples and then arrive by boat or helicopter. Make the trip to the mainland to meet artist Paulo Sandulli and his Sirenuse inspired artworks. A boat and private helicopter can be included in the rental arrangement, and at your disposal throughout your stay. Private rentals of Li Galli can be arranged via The Modern Concierge by contacting your Air Partner Account Manager.
Fly into Naples on a Citation XLS and travel just 1 hour 20 minutes to the coast.