Imagine escaping the urban jungle to a laid back tropical heaven of sun, sand and adventure. If you could go globe-hopping to get away from it all, and if money was no object, wouldn’t you want to go to a private island? Private islands are some of the world’s most beautiful places for kicking back or playing in warm tropical water. Some of these islands are luxurious tropical resorts, while others are more ruggedly stunning natural places that nevertheless resemble paradise. Private islands can be visited for vacation, rented, or even bought. Here are 10 of the most incredible private islands on Earth.
The pristine Palawan province of the Philippines includes the El Nido Resorts and the private Entalula Island. The incredibly beautiful seascapes and landscapes feature gorgeous beaches, limestone cliffs and the El Nido Marine Reserve Park. Travelers can tour the lagoon, visit caves, enjoy water sports, or kick back in a guest cottage on stilts to gaze out over the crystalline ocean. The waters offer some of the world’s best diving, with rich colorful coral and tropical fish. Picnicking on the white sand beaches of Entalula Island is like visiting paradise. You can take a break from the fun and sun under the shade of a coconut tree canopy. And at night, the stargazing cannot be beaten.