7 Caribbean Private Island Resorts

Last week we posted an article on 7 spectacular Caribbean villas to rent. This week we take a look at 7 of the Caribbean's best private island resorts. The following is an extract from an article entitled "Small but Perfectly Formed" by Leo Bear from the current issue of The Caribbean Property Investor magazine.

Small but Perfectly Formed

7 Private Island Resorts

When it comes to luxury and exclusivity, nothing can beat a private island resort. From the Bahamas to Belize, there's no better destination for splendid isolation. Here are our top picks

Bon voyage
Calivigny Island, Grenada

Calivigny Island, Grenada
Calivigny Island, Grenada

Calivigny Island, just south of Grenada, oozes European style. Belonging to a glamorous French couple, you’d expect nothing less. Choose from a colonial-style suite in the main house, a chic two-bedroom cottage, or if you want to really push the boat out, a palatial mansion filled with custom-made Oscar de la Renta furniture. Getting around the 80-acre island is by quad bike, but fear not, wherever you venture – even the furthest-flung beach – you can still order a cocktail. Make a good impression on the owners, and they might even lend you their 173-foot Perini Navi yacht for your evening sundowner.

Read more: Calivigny Island, Grenada

Ultimate escape
Cayo Espanto, Belize

Cayo Expanto, Belize
Cayo Expanto, Belize

Compared to some of the more popular islands in the Caribbean, Belize remains virtually undiscovered. As a result, the lavish private island of Cayo Espanto just off the coast of Belize, offers total seclusion. The generous villas, many of which are two-storey, are designed in keeping with the natural environment with the use of local Zirocotte and Jobillo wood for the verandahs and cabbage bark to decorate the ceilings. As well as generous private pools, each villa comes with a pantry stacked high with its occupants’ favourite snacks and treats. But best of all, with a limit of 18 on the island, there’s no danger of having to share your view (or your nibbles) with anyone else.

Read more: Cayo Espanto, Belize

Celebrity favourite
Musha Cay, Bahamas

Musha Cay, Bahamas
Musha Cay, Bahamas

Five large beach houses, each with its own wrap-around mahogany deck and private sugar-sand beach, make up this paradise resort located in the Exuma chain. It belongs to world-famous magician David Copperfield, accommodating no more than one group of 24 guests at any one time. Copperfield has spared no expense in creating his vision of holiday perfection. This includes an outdoor movie theatre called ‘Dave’s Drive-In’, a games room with a billiards table that once belonged to Houdini and 4km of jogging trails. Musha Cay also boasts a two-mile sandbar – surely a contender for the world’s most romantic stroll. Well, Oprah thinks so anyway.

Read more: Musha Cay, Bahamas

To continue reading "Small but Perfectly Formed" and to discover the 4 remaining Caribbean private island resorts, register for free to read The Caribbean Property Investor magazine and turn to page 18.

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