The world’s most beautiful islands to rent

Why stop at chartering a superyacht? Charterfleet picks the most beautiful islands in the world available for rent to perfectly round off your exclusive vacation plans, whether you’re seeking some peace, rest and relaxation or an action-packed trip full of watersports.

Amalfi Island, Italy

Dating back to Roman times, Amalfi Island in Italy attracted a different owner in the 1920s, when famous architect Le Corbusier restyled its fort. Former owner, ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, provided furnishings that remain intact. It’s currently owned by an Italian hotelier and can accommodate up to 12 guests. Located near Capri, Amalfi Island even comes with its own yacht if you don’t visit by charter superyacht.

Rates: €130,000 per week

Wadigi Island, Fiji

Wadigi Island in Fiji is just 10 minutes from the airport by helicopter, lying within the famous Mamanuca Islands. But this exclusive retreat, with two beaches and only three suites, feels far more remote. Privacy is guaranteed on this chunk of volcanic rock: the owners have remained very discreet about previous guest lists. When bought by the current owners, Wadigi Island was a three-star resort but they have transformed it into a private island so delightful some guests choose to stay for six weeks at a time.

Rates: from $2,049 per night for 2 people

Motu Tané, French Polynesia

The private island of Motu Tané is a Polynesian pipsqueak that’s the ultimate in barefoot glamour, featuring gorgeous understated lodges by French designer Christian Liaigre and a placid lagoon. Motu Tané is just a 10-minute tender from Bora Bora away after a short 45-minute flight from Tahiti airport. The private island is only rented to one party at a time, ensuring absolute privacy, though it can cater for parties of up to 20.

Rates: From $20,000 per night

Tagomago Island, Ibiza, Spain

Superclubs are so año pasado. For a bespoke Ibizan party, charter Tagomago – one of the Mediterranean’s few island rentals – complete with a luxury villa, chic pool area, beach bar, private moorings and a helicopter. Less than a kilometre from the coast of Ibiza, Tagomago is surrounded by unspoilt, turquoise sea and boasts a nature and bird reserve. With mooring for a yacht, this private island offers guests a range of experiences, from a place to shy away from the hedonism of Ibiza or the perfect White Isle retreat and party island.

Rates: From $27,350 per night

Zizanj Island, Croatia

Located near the Kornati Islands (yachtie paradise), the olive tree-cloaked islet of Zizanj in Crotia is idyllic for families or up to 10 adults. For more than swimming, seascapes and silence, Split and Hvar are close by. Accommodation is available for up to 14 guests in a white-washed villa that features a sprawling terrace leading to an infinity pool with breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea.

Rates: €506 a day

Musha Cay, Bahamas

Jaw-dropping scenery and eccentric décor – including Houdini’s snooker table – make the Musha Cay island (owned by David Copperfield) magical. The five residences have hosted the likes of John Travolta and Oprah Winfrey and it’s where Google co-founder Sergey Brin got married in 2007. One of the popular features is Dave’s Drive In: a movie theatre on the beach complete with popcorn. Musha Cay is one of 11 islands in Copperfield Bay owned by the magician, located in the southern Bahamas.

Rates: from $39,000 a day

Quilalea, Mozambique

This Indian Ocean bolthole offers Robinson Crusoe-style luxury. Think rustic-chic lodges, hammocks strung between the boababs and good diving in a marine sanctuary beyond the beach. This very private island is surrounded by the pristine waters of the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary, where humpback whales, nestling turtles and pods of dolphins visit throughout the year. Quilalea Island also has a spa, offering signature African treatments, or fantastic scuba diving or snorkelling for the more adventurous.

Rates: on application

Guana Island, British Virgin Islands

Ten minutes by boat from Tortola, Guana Island lacks the celebrity cachet of nearby Necker Island, but trumps it in size (it’s 10 times larger at 344 hectares) and good looks, and sleeps up to 35 guests. Marketed as the island to “imagine the Caribbean before it went public”, Guana Island boasts seven white beaches, miles of tropical forest, mountains, hills and valleys.

Rates: From $22,000 per night

North Island, Seychelles

Nature rules on the blow-the-budget retreat where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge honeymooned. It’s a tropical conservation project with great diving and 11 super-stylish, open-plan villas. With a focus on conservation, North Island in the Seychelles is the home of natural habitats where critically endangered fauna and flora are being reintroduced. But it’s the artful illusion of total casualness that seems to appeal, with 100 discreet members of staff ready to assist in any way they can.

Rates: Price on application

Coco Privé Kuda Hithi, Maldives

The choicest private escape in the Maldives has accommodation for 12 in villas by award-winning architect Guz Wilkinson, a luxurious spa and an excellent chef. The Coco Privé Kuda Hithi private island also features a glass-sided swimming pool that stretches half the length of the island, offering ocean views on one side and ornamental trees on the other.

Rates: Price on application

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