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Top 5 Private Islands to Rent in The Mediterranean
- 22nd Jul 2020
It is often said that true luxury comes from total exclusivity and privacy. So what can be more exclusive and luxurious than a private island all for yourself? In recent years luxury vacation rentals have become popular with high-end customers who are willing to pay a fortune for an authentic and special experience. With increasing digital capacity for exposure and marketing, these hidden gems in the world are now available to a wider public. Also, to mention that with increasing luxury tourism these islands are getting the most care and visits that one can imagine. Around the world, many properties are being refurbished with exclusive amenities and services like fireplaces, infinity pools, Jacuzzis, SPAs, and modern décor and art. These changes enable the owners and the customers to take full benefit of nature that surrounds these places which would otherwise not be noticed. Most of these properties are have concierge services and staff that are as good as many hotels and resorts can provide. Here are the Top 5 Islands in the Mediterranean that can be rented as a whole for an exclusive holiday, retreat, or event.
Tagomago Island, Ibiza, Spain
Tagomago is also known as the crown jewel of Balearic is situated approximately 900 meters off the east coast of the jet-set island of Ibiza. The island can be reached by helicopter as well. It is well connected to the mainland so that the guests do have to compromise on the hustle and bustle of Ibiza. It provides the best of both worlds. A party-like atmosphere 15 min away and a complete peaceful retreat if the need be. It is a 600,000 SQM island with only one villa on it. The island also has its lighthouse and provides the best sunrise and sunsets in all of the Mediterranean. The property is fully equipped with concierge services and staff that include flights to and from UK and transition through Luxury lounges. Tagomago is perfect for underwater exploration of the Mediterranean, with deep cliffs and coves teeming with barracudas, exotic fish, and even sharks.
Almost any kind of water sport is available at Tagomago, including activities such as; 2 Sea-doo jet skis, 2 tender-boats, water ski, wakeboard, paddle surf, canoe, fishing, snorkelling & sailing. But also, at land clients can enjoy the long jogging course to Tagomago’s lighthouse, nature walks, hiking, private pool, and the amazing outdoor fitness area. The villa consists of 5 master bedrooms with bathroom, designer kitchen, floor heating, and air conditioning and a magnificent swimming pool, Jacuzzi, and outdoor barbecue area. The property also has a Yacht that can be used to go around in the waters nearby which are the best waters in the whole of Mediterranean. It hosts 6-8 people and is equipped with 3 bedrooms and a furnished kitchen for an ultimate luxury escape, a lunch or a dinner in the sea. Famous people like Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronnie wood from Rolling stones have rented it. The price of the property is 150,000 Euros per week that includes the price of the staff and transfers from the airport. It is available for both summers and winters. Recently the villa has been restructured to include wintertime guests with facilities like Spa, Yoga, and massage facilities.
Amalfi Island, Italy
Amalfi Island, one of a cluster of islets facing Capri, has a history dating back to Tiberius and Roman times but more recently has attracted a different kind of owner. In the 1920s world-renowned architect, Le Corbusier transformed the property with terraces that provided the stunning views of the island of Capri. Later the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev became its owner. The property can hold up to 12 guests and offers the best concierge services to its guests. The villa has 6 great bedrooms that are decorated with exquisite artwork by its previous owners and has a modernist style with parts of traditional medieval architecture.
The most beautiful feature of the property is that it is located on a top of a hill that provides the best panoramic views of the sea and has little spots and terraces that provide a perfect audience to the blue seas nearby. The location allows guests to take day trips in nearby towns Capri, Positano, and Amalfi. Two boats are available with drivers for the guests to have complete independence in terms of mobility in and out of the island. Other activities on the island are water sports: swimming in the crystal-clear, turquoise waters, a wave runner, canoeing, and surfing. The property goes at about 220,000 Euros per week and transfers from Naples airport are included as a part of the service that includes a full staff with chefs to enjoy the local cuisines and fresh lemonades. It’s available all the year round but the property is recommended for in early spring and autumn that’s when the tourist season is off hence a private and exclusive atmosphere is guaranteed.
Zizanj Island, Croatia
Zizanj Island is only available on a buyout basis, meaning it’s only possible to rent the island as a whole. Dense, green olive groves cover the island’s gentle inclines, before eventually giving way to a magnificent modern villa, a private beach, and finally the deep blue hues of the Adriatic. The islands are located south of Pasman within the series of islands of Kornati. Conveniently close to Zadar International Airport, Zizanj Island is one of Croatia’s most accessible private island destinations. The island is 30 min boat ride from the Croatian mainland and provides the most picturesque view of the Adriatic Sea. The island is filled with natural vegetation and olive plantation.
The villa is equipped with modern furnishing and has all the amenities that are considered essential for a luxurious experience. It consists of 5 bedrooms and can host up to 14 people in total. The two additional sofa beds provide the best comfort to lay down with a glass of wine and watch a sunset from the outdoor terrace space. The property also has an outdoor dining space and an infinity pool that makes you feel the freshness of the Adriatic. The villa can be serviced with the best chefs that can prepare local cuisines and if you feel like having a summer barbecue with some cold beer then the barbecue rack outside will help you have a good time with family and friends. Further to reclining in the luxurious surroundings of your accommodation, guests also have the option of renting a boat to discover more of the mainland or the nearby Kornati National Park. Depending on the season, guests can get stuck into either olive picking or pruning and enjoy a delicious meal in the orchard as a reward. The property is rated at around 8,000 Euros per night, the rates can be lower in offseason. The best recommended time to visit this property is from May – September.
Ilios Private Island Retreat, Greece
The island is a perfect paradise for people who love sports, nature, and water coupled with authentic Greek hospitality. The property is located at the beginning of Cycladic islands and it’s conveniently located close to Athens international airport and can be reached in 45 min on a boat ride or 15 min with a helicopter ride. The island is managed by its owners Maria and Maritz who happen to be very welcoming and warm hosts. People who have visited have always great reviews for the host and they can respond to requests made by the guests with the help of their support staff.
Surrounded by multiple terraces, sun decks, patios, shaded terraces, and a shaded pergola, there is an abundance of comfortable settings to relax any time of day. With 360 degrees of breath-taking views, numerous outdoor areas to relax, beaches, and private piers, it's nearly impossible to not feel rejuvenated after your stay. The main villa is located in front of the beach, it combines Traditional Cycladic architecture with modern furnish and services. This main villa has 2 bedrooms and other unique features include kitchen made with local marbles and a traditional fireplace. The Large picture windows allow the sun to illuminate the master bedroom, which includes a queen-size bed, a wood-burning fireplace, and an en-suite bathroom. There are two other villas with similar configurations that allow for privacy even on a group or a family holiday. Yoga classes and massages are available on request. The property can cost up to 35,000 USD/week and there are extra charges for concierge which can be arranged on request. It’s a perfect place to host a wedding or have a family holiday.
Isla Sa Ferradura, Ibiza, Spain
The island is located in the Bay of San Miguel in Ibiza, 14 miles North of Ibiza town, Isla Sa Ferradura is a 35,000 square meter private island with a modern, contemporary feel. The Island was a hideout in the 17th century and it’s connected to the mainland with a beach. Its 35 min drive from Ibiza airport and it one of the most secluded locations to spend the holidays with family and friends. The main villa on the top of the hill was built sometime in 1970 under the supervision of Spanish architect Jaime Romano. But with changing ownership in recent years the entire feel of the villa is more modern, rustic, and it has returned its Mediterranean roots.
The villa has 6 bedrooms and 2 outdoor swimming pools to have a laid back and relaxing time. The interior is dominated by cool Mediterranean chic, warm natural textures of a tempered color palette, and complemented by carefully selected local objects d’art. A particular highlight is the 750m² rooftop terrace with its spectacular sea views, two bars, shaded pergolas, DJ mixing deck, and stage area – perfect for parties and celebrations or to simply wind down whilst watching the sunset over the horizon. The property has two pools one 23m infinity pool on the south sunny side perfect to watch and enjoy the sunset and the other pool is located among the garden full of flowers and vegetation. The villa can cost up to 200,000-300,000 per week depending on the demand and the season and it’s fully staffed. Without a doubt, it’s the most exclusive and high-end luxury retreat on the island, this is the ideal setting for special events and social gatherings.