Have you ever dreamed of living the celebrity, millionaire lifestyle and having your very own private island, like Johnny Depp and Nicholas Cage? Why not make it your resolution this year, with the help of sites like Airbnb, Private Islands Online, and Flipkey. Ranging in prices from that of a luxurious night’s stay on the Vegas Strip to a more stacked savings account, these private getaways are all insanely Instagrammable, and perfect for a trip in 2017. Whether you’re looking to dine on your own private beach or snorkel an exclusive coral reef, there are plenty of places to choose from.  

Coco Privé


Located on the private island of Kuda Hithi in the Maldives, this luxurious and extremely exclusive rental can accommodate up to 12 guests. Throw a dinner party to die for or lounge on your own private beach... this island has it all and more. Located 18 miles from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, Coco Privé is easily-accessible via chartered yacht to those with discerning taste and a fat wallet. Wind-surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling and bright white sand is at your doorstep. Other amenities include a Jacuzzi, cocktail bar, private gym, and your own personal staff. Yeah, that means a 24/7 chef, too. Book here

Isle East Indies 


Nestled in the stunning Thousand Islands in the Java Sea near Jakarta, this private resort has four freestanding houses with two pristine white sand beaches. Small enough to walk the perimeter of the island within minutes, you and up to seven of your friends will be a mere arms-length away. The Malay-style guesthouses are gorgeous, with intricate wooden details and draped mosquito netting. The main house, Main Joglo, reveals beautifully-crafted and century-old Javanese wood across two master suites, while the two other guest houses are just as beautiful. You and your friends can snorkel, dive and swim, or do almost anything else your heart desires. Book here

Bird Island


If you’ve ever dreamed of living directly atop a coral reef, then Bird Island in Belize may be exactly what you’re looking for. The waters around Bird Island are crystal clear and are considered by locals as the best spot in the area to go snorkelling. Complete with private boats, and plenty of fishing gear, this spot is perfect for a spring or summer getaway. Book here

Cayo Espanto


The luxe private island of Cayo Espanto is a five-star paradise with stunning Caribbean views. Located three miles from San Pedro off the coast of Belize, this island is virtually undiscovered, aside from the private staff (with a staff to guest ratio of two to one) who will be attending to your every need. Choose between a Caribbean front villa or bungalow and let the rest just fall into place. Book here



Off the coast of Mauritius, in the lagoon of Roches Noires, is a spectacular villa perfect for your next getaway. Fully serviced, with easy access to the sea on all sides, this spot offers an exclusive escape to nature for you and up to seven of your closest friends. The island villa is built right at the edge of the lagoon, and is complete with all the modern amenities of a five-star resort. Once you stay here, you’ll find it hard to want to leave. Book here

Ariara Island


Let 600 metres of soft white sand and hundreds of unexplored coral reefs greet you upon arrival to Ariara Island. An untouched paradise secretly hidden in the Far East, the owner's personal staff will cater to you and your friends, be it lounging by the beach or splashing around in your own infinity pool. The eco-friendly cottages (which can fit up to 18 guests) are all fitted with marble bathrooms, walk in closets, an open-air shower, and wide veranda with comfortable seating and hammocks. Book here

Private Island


Looking for a coastal hideaway far from civilization with enough space for you and your fifteen person posse? Look no further than the The Ark, a four-bedroom villa, styled like an exclusive Caribbean hideout. Built completely out of wood, the villa is built on one of the many islands that make up the Islas of del Rosario just 90 minutes from Cartagena. Situated right on the water, this spot offers beautiful white sandy beaches, and crystal blue waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The Ark is fully serviced with local cooks and maids, as to make you feel like Caribbean royalty. Summer, winter, spring, fall, this island is perfect to rent year around, so if you’re looking for an epic escape into the tropics, you shouldn't pass this up. Book here

Royal Belize


Last but certainly not least is the spectacular Royal Belize. Rent an entire Caribbean island complete with island chefs, and a concierge to make sure your stay is absolutely perfect. Nestled in a World Heritage Marine Reserve in central Belize, this spot is a completely off the grid. Jet skis, paddle boards, zip lining, waterfall hiking, helicopter tours, scuba diving, sailing and fishing; whether your looking to relax by the beach or keep busy this private island has it all. You can enjoy this paradise with up to seventeen of your closest friends or, if you want, use the island for a romantic getaway. The Royal Belize offers five-star service, and is definitely the most luxurious option out there. Book here