Private-island villas worth blowing your savings on
(Photo: Timothy Roney, LaCure Villas)
The Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands, Sri Lanka—just some of the places where a private island retreat is waiting for you.
Off the coast of Grenada
The Calivigny Island Beach House combines Balinese and French Colonial design in nearly 140,000 square feet of living space—that's ten bedrooms, various dining areas both formal and casual, a game room with billiards, a huge, fully staffed, professional kitchen, and a stocked wine cellar. The only thing you'll have to do is decide which of six, private white sand beaches to laze around on.
Derwent Island House
Lake District, England
This 1840s Italianate house is located on a wooded island (known in earlier times as Vicar’s island) in Derwent Water. In 1778 Joseph Pocklington bought the island and built a house, boathouse, fort and battery, and a druid temple—he even held regattas at which he fired off his cannon. These days, the house is owned by the National Trust.
The Island Villa
Weligama, Sri Lanka
Balconies, verandas, tropical gardens, an infinity pool, your own private staff and chef—plus, you're on your own island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Bring your friends—this five-bedroom spread can hold up to ten.