World’s Most Extravagant Island Rentals - Top FiveBy Private Islands Magazine • Sep 15th, 2008 • Category: Island Travel
5. Caye Chapel, Belize
Caye Chapel is a sprawling island resort in the Caribbean Sea, lying in seclusion miles from the Belizean coast. At an incredible 265 acres, this unique destination is one of the largest islands available for exclusive rental in the entire Caribbean, and also has the distinction of being the only private island resort to come complete with an perfectly maintained 18-hole championship golf course. Available for your sole pleasure for just under US $110,000 per week, the villas and casitas of Caye Chapel can host up to 40 of your friends and family for one of the most unforgettable holidays that money can buy.
4. Rania Experience, Maldives
Few areas of the globe can boast as many luxurious resorts as the tiny Indian Ocean republic of the Maldives. When flying above, virtually every little island and atoll seems to be encircled by the over-water bungalows that signal the presence of a chic boutique hotel. In the midst of this fierce competition, one resort in particular offers a highly unique twist- offering guests access to not just a single island, but all of the islands and attractions of this beautiful country. Included in the rental is use of both little Water Garden island, with its spa and bungalows and beaches, and the amazing 86ft yacht Rania. This perfect combination of sand and sea accommodates up to 9 guests, and starts at US $66,500 per week.
3. Isla de sa Ferradura, Spain
Taking its name of “Ferradura” from the island’s roughly horseshoe shape, it’s not hard to imagine that guests at this spectacular resort must feel lucky indeed. The scarce European private islands are always among the world’s most exclusive, and no luxury or expense is spared at Isla de sa Ferradura to make visitors feel like royalty. Set amid the island’s lanscaped gardens, the sparkling white hacienda offers a spa, gameroom, romantic suites, a gourmet chef, and a full set of attentive staff. Perfectly situated off the coast of Ibiza, guests can party at some of the world’s most famous clubs and retire to the seclusion of Ferradura for EUR €147,000 per week.
2. Musha Cay, Bahamas
Owner and creator David Copperfield is a well-known master of prestidigitation, so it’s no surprise that the Bahamian paradise of Musha Cay possesses a certain magical quality. In fact, Copperfield himself has suggested that the sparkling water running through one of the island’s streams is a literal “Fountain of Youth”. Regardless, there’s nothing like the expansive white beaches and lush tropical environment of a Caribbean island to make one feel years younger, and few resorts compare to the luxury of Musha. With unforgettable villas suitable for up to 20 guests in total, the main island has 30 staff to cater to guests’ every whim. Encompassing several neighbouring islands as well, the resort’s 40 powdery beaches and 700 acres can be your playground for US $325,000 per week.
1. Soneva Gili, Maldives
The top contender for the world’s most extravagant island rental is another Maldivian gem- the incomparable Six Senses Soneva Gili Resort. Found in one of the country’s largest, most beautiful lagoons, it’s no wonder that the resort’s creators were inspired to ensure that every guest had 360 degree views of the crystal-clear sea. The small, perfect coral island is surrounded by 44 thatched bungalows, an innovative design that blazed a trail for over-water resort developments in the Maldives. Following the Soneva company motto of “intelligent luxury”, guests are lavished with gourmet feasts, traditional Maldivian entertainments, and expert massages above a unique glass-floor spa. Hosting almost 100 guests and ideal for a wedding or other special celebration, this once-in-a-lifetime experience is offered at a record-setting US $1,000,000 per week.
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- Rania Experience, Maldives
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