10 Most Luxurious Exotic Islands

We can’t all afford to buy our own exotic island like Richard Branson or Johnny Depp (who has a 40 acre Caribbean island and gets to do with it as he pleases) but some of us are lucky enough to be able to afford a trip to a luxurious and exotic island and thought we could help you decide where to go whenever there is a drizzly November in your soul. Pacific Ocean destinations or Indian Ocean ones, we’ve got a little something for everyone. Read on and let your thoughts carry you there.

10. Palm Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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The Saint Vincent and the Grenadines archipelago is made up of 32 paradisiac islands and Palm Island may be the most beautiful of all. There is a private resort that will not only make  you feel like royalty, but it will also cater to your ever need. You can either sit in the shade and get a massage, or roam the 130 acres of tropical forest and discover the local flora and fauna. When you’re done exploring, head back to the resort to have a snack at the Michelin-star restaurant.

9. Cousine Island, Seychelles

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Cousine Island is a luxurious and exotic island, only 62 acres and also one of the most remote islands in the world, as it can only be reached by helicopter. It is both a luxury resort and a nature reserve, so know that once you are there, you’re pretty much stuck in heaven. Some people even call it the modern Garden of Eden, full of sun, sea, turtles and lush vegetation.

8. Barbados, Caribbean

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From all the islands on our list, Barbados is the most popular among travelers, and for a good reason. The island is 166 square miles and filled with posh hotels, classy restaurants and all the shops and boutiques you will want to visit. The beaches don’t disappoint and the Sandy Lane (Luxury Golf and Spa Resort) is THE place to stay if you want to visit Barbados (Tiger Woods had his wedding party there).

7. Mnemba Island, Indian Ocean

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Mnemba Island is such a beautiful cliché! Envision yourself having fruit for breakfaston the beach dressed in crisp white linen outfit, with a Mimosa in your hand. Then have a bath while admiring the conservation barrier that protects the coral reefs, the giant ghost crabs and turtles. In the evening, sit by the fire and have some lobster, then retire to your luxurious hut for a perfect night’s sleep.

6. Anguilla, Leeward Islands, Caribbean

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Anguilla is quite new on the luxury islands circuit, but it’s arriving in style! Stay at the famous Viceroy hotel and take in the perfect Caribbean view. You have big chance of running into Jay-Z and Denzel Washington, as they are fans of this marvelous place.

5. Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

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Necker Island is Richard Branson’s island and it is located in the center of the British Virgin Island. The rich entrepreneur bought the place in the 70’s and he has transformed it into a glamorous resort with everything from tennis courts, personal chefs, and a Balinese-style villa with a whopping 10 bedrooms. What do you have to pay to have the whole island to yourself? $47,000 a day! Famous guests include Oprah, Mariah Carey, Kate Winslet and Princess Diana.

4. Mustique, West Indies

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With a name like that, expect opulence! It spreads across 1,400 acres of paradise,it is located in the south Caribbean and it is privately owned. If you have the money, then make like Prince William and Mick Jagger and have a blast on this amazing island. While here, you must drop by Basil’s Bar and party in style like a rock star!

3. Cocoa Island, Maldives

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Cocoa Island is the island taken from those travel brochures that make you sigh when you look at them. This island has everything you need for a perfect vacation and it’s not privately owned, which means that you don’t have to pay tens of thousands of dollars for a stay there. There are spas, water-sport centers, restaurants, swimming pools, gardens, 33 villas and everything is eco-friendly! It really is everything one could ever want with an affordable price tag.

2. Musha Cay, Exuma Cays

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Musha Cay is owned by illusionist David Copperfield and they are actually four islands, not just one. This is the place to be if you’re a passionate diver or you’re just starting out. The coral reef here is simply breathtaking and you can admire the sea and the vegetation from one of five luxury houses on the island. Did you know that David Copperfield said that he discovered the Fountain of Youth on the island? You can have a taste, too! Rent the entire island for $25,000 a day – 33 staff members and the five houses, all yours!

1. Turtle Island, Fiji

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Turtle Island is a private island and it is number one on our list for one reason: because it is the archetypical exotic island. Why is that? It was where the movie The Blue Lagoon (1970) was filmed. So why not pretend you’re stranded on the most beautiful island in the world, but know that you can go back to one of the 14 eco-friendly villas on the island.

What is your favorite luxurious and exotic island? Have you ever been to any of these on our list? Mind telling us your thoughts? Drop us a line in the comment section below.

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