Jetting off to a far-flung island is one of our ultimate vacation fantasies, but not all of these locales are created equal. Living it up in a tropical paradise sounds amazing on paper — but the reality is that some gorgeous spots can be overrun with tourists during high season. For that extra bit of space and privacy, the rich and famous turn to private island resorts for their R&R needs.
Imagine strolling on a private beach, taking a dip in a secluded cove, and sipping on a sundowner concocted by your own personal bartender — this is the dream these secluded hotels are selling. And, let's face it: Life can't get any better than that.
We may not be billionaires or jackpot winners (yet), but we can certainly live vicariously through photos of these stunning retreats. Read on for our bucket list of intimate respites that are scenic, romantic, and just downright epic.