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This article was written on 06 Jun 2017.

The Best Resorts on private islands

If what you want is utter seclusion and perfect peace, in a location off-limits to everyone but the resort staff and a few other guests, then a private island is the only place to go. Here are our favourites from around the world.

Ariara, Philippines

About 160 miles south-west of Manila in the Calamian archipelago, Ariara has a curving, palm-fringed beach, a sea so clear that in the pale turquoise waters you can see right through to the sandy bottom, a slightly mysterious, jungly centre for the adventurous to hike through and, shimmering away in the distance, yet more sand-rimmed and forested islands to explore. Take the island in its entirety: with its large thatched central sitting and dining areas, four beach cottages and two villas (all of which have been designed by Jorge Yulo, a hot Filipino architect), it can house up to 18 people. There are 35 staff who give their pampered guests the time of their lives.

COMO Parrot Cay

COMO Parrot Cay has established itself as the northern Caribbean’s preay Turks and Caicos combines nature’s 1000 acre pre-eminent private island, wrapped in sweeps of sand and peaceful seas featuring the region’s best spa and haute cuisine. Typical of COMO Hotels & Resorts, its owning company, Parrot Cnspoilt acres, including organic gardens and a mile-long powdered beach, with luxury details which are subtle, contemporary and cosseting to the extreme.

Constance Moofushi Maldives

Set on its own secluded island, the resort is a combination of luxury and simplicity with an all-inclusive meal plan. From ecological thatch roofing to crystal clear water, Constance Moofushi is a unique resort with a soul. All villas are built and decorated with wondrous tones of nature with a hint of Constance chic. Feast on fresh seafood and Maldivian specialties in sand floored restaurant and let the natural spa treatments take you on a blissful trip.

Constance Tsarabanjina Helville, Madagascar

Featuring azure blue water, powder soft beaches, and private bungalows fenced by tropical plants, choose from one of the 25 Beach Villas at Constance Tsarabanjina. From ecological thatch roofing to unspoilt clear water, Constance Tsarabanjina is a unique resort. All villas are built and decorated in simple tones with a hint of Constance comfort. Feast on fresh seafood and Malagasy specialties in sand-floored restaurant and contemplate beautiful views from your hammock. Every villa is unique with a sea view, thatched roof, and private terrace.