The private island experience is iconic: your own sunny, sandy beach, tropical beauty, absolute privacy and deep tranquility. If you dream about evading reality and sailing off into the sunset on a luxurious, fully equipped yacht and heading for a stunning desert island, read on here for the low-down on that experience! And we’re not talking about the kind of island upon which Jack Sparrow was marooned. We have listed the most expensive islands to rent—the ones that will put you in the lap of luxury, with all that you could possibly desire at your very fingertips. Wouldn’t you just love to disconnect from your phone and the digital world and idle away on a pristine beach with the ocean gently lapping at the shore? If money is no object (and we really mean if) here are some amazing getaway islands for you to consider for your next chill-out break! All prices here are in US dollars and correct as of July 2023
#16 Ile des Deux Cocos, Mauritius—$364 per night
Located a mere 200 meters away from its sister property Lux Le Morne, the Ile des Deux Cocos is a heavenly island off the southeast coast of Mauritius—which is private, without being too isolated. Accommodation is available in the island’s 252-square meter, two-bedroomed villa, which was built a century ago by the British Governor of Mauritius, Sir Hesketh Bell. It has since then been completely restored, offering a shaded Moroccan courtyard, a bougainvillea garden as well as a swimming pool, and your own private speedboat The bathroom has a hot tub and scented products and natural healing oils to anoint you after a day on the beach. Ile des Deux Cocos also has a round-the-clock staff—housekeeper, valet, and chef. An overnight stay for two adults could set you back by around $364 per night.