DEPARTURES MAGAZINE on May 03, 2021
When you are yearning to travel while simultaneously harboring the desire to stay far, far away from people, a private island is the clear solution. The private island life is more than just piña coladas and getting caught in the rain—though, that is a crucial element. It’s about mile-long stretches of beach where you won’t encounter another soul. It’s about a self-sustaining property, wherein the island works to grow fresh ingredients and, in many cases, harvest energy to power the island. And, of course, it’s about embracing the tropical lifestyle, at the five-star level. Here, our 2021 Legend Award honorees for best private islands.
ÀNI Private Resorts
With the unique position of welcoming only one group at a time, Ani Private Resorts offers a truly private experience in four serene locations: Anguilla, the Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka and Thailand. With the place to yourself, these luxury all-inclusive properties are ideal for family vacations, custom retreats, and even destination weddings. Ani also just recently announced a partnership with Private Jet Services, offering guests to any of the four properties a $5,000 flight credit on their first trip. A great bonus for travelers wanting to get away with a small group, this additive door-to-resort service lets the vacation start even earlier with the private flight experience.
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