Getting away to a private island can provide the kind of vacation most other places can’t even come close to providing. The combination of having all the modern amenities with the flavor of being on a deserted island in paradise can be purely magical.
LVH has private islands for rent where pure abandon is the only thing on your agenda. There are many things to experience on a private island stay that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and in touch with nature and yourself!
Have a look at some of what we think would provide untold memories for you and your guests while staying at any of these three luxurious islands – Velaa in the Indian Ocean, Necker Island in the Caribbean and Little Pipe Cay in the Bahamas.
Little Pipe Cay
Described as the "crown jewel of the Exumas," Little Pipe Cay is one of the Bahamas' top private islands for rent. Imagine dipping into the crystal clear azure water from your private pontoon, or hopping on to your yacht to explore nearby islands where the only footprints will be your own. There are a number of houses and cottages spread across the island for the use of up to 22 guests. No matter where you are, you'll be surrounded by incredible seascape views and pristine private beaches.
Touring the island
Explore the island barefoot on the beach or just walk through the dock to watch the beautiful wavy sea. You can even explore nature’s magnificence by walking on the trails. There are bicycles for you to use as well and by which you can get to every dock, beach and cave. Another alternative is to hop into one of the golf carts available. If you are looking to practice some golf swings, the island offers a driving range and portable greens. Eco-friendly golf balls landing in the ocean become fish food!
Land and Water Activities
Apart from a beach volleyball court, you can also enjoy the following activities: badminton, horseshoes, bocce ball, sand football and many others. The island offers plenty of water activities – one of them being the Venture 34 boat which comes with the services of a captain and is available for your use at any time! It is perfect for cruising around the island while tanning or simply enjoying the beautiful crystal clear azure water. Little Pipe Cay also has two jet skis for your water fun. With spacious bays and shallow waters, you’ll be able to zoom around to see the rugged shores and beautiful beaches from the sea. You also have use of kayaks, paddleboards and snorkel gear.
LVH can also arrange really amazing day trips for you while staying at Little Pipe Cay like swimming with sharks at Compass Cay, seeing the friendly, endangered iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay, swimming with the adorable pigs on Big Major Cay or exploring wrecks on a diving excursion, to name a few.
The British Virgin Islands is home to glorious Necker Island. This 74-acre paradise sits in tepid turquoise waters surrounded by coral reefs and powder white shores.
Land and Water Activities
Watersports are included in every stay and a team of highly qualified instructors can help you master kitesurfing, sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking and sub winging. Whether you want to try something new, enjoy adrenaline-fueled fun or explore the waters more serenely, it's all available to do in a safe and controlled environment with hands-on help where needed. Snorkeling and diving can also be put on the agenda and your stay comes with all the equipment you need for snorkeling. If you’re not PADI certified to dive, instructions can be arranged so you can get up close to wrecks, reefs and go for night dives as well.
If you would like to spend some time out of the sea, there are a number of things to do on land as well. Find your inner joy with a custom yoga class led by a trained instructor, or grab a mat and freestyle on the beach. Play tennis with a resident tennis pro or go hiking. There are a number of trails to take you around the coast or over the main ridge. You can also get your daily workout in a complete gym with lush views to match.
We can arrange trips to the Baths at Virgin Gorda or visit Anegada Island which has 17 miles of beach and is home to the third largest barrier reef in the world! We can also arrange for a customized cruise to tour nearby islands with snorkeling and beach bar stops along the way.
Velaa Private Island
For the most sumptuous Maldives escape, Velaa Island provides ultimate seclusion in harmony with the environment and the sedate Maldivian way of life. This retreat’s name means Turtle Island in the local language and is named after generations of sea turtles flocking here to nest and hatch. In fact, the island also ensures plenty of room for its marine visitors, with a hatchery and conservation plan in place. There are beach villas and residences as well as water villas and residences to accommodate up to 80 guests.
Land and Water Activities
If having access to some of the newest, hi-tech toys for the water is a must for you, Velaa will not disappoint. You will be able to try your hand at activities like flyboarding, hoverboarding, electric foil surfing and the latest tandem jetovator. There are also a number of towables for children and families to enjoy together. There is never a shortage of things to do. You can try to snag the big one while deep sea fishing or go on a snorkeling trip around a pristine coral reef. Hop on an authentic Maldivian Batheli boat for a cruise or enjoy a lavish lunch on a deserted island followed by watching dolphins frolicking at sunset. Sports and fitness facilities include a covered tennis court, as well as a squash court, climbing wall, a state of the art ‘Technogym’ and even a football pitch. Personal yoga and meditation sessions are held in the elevated yoga pavilion, a private garden or on the beach. If you’re an avid golfer, Velaa Golf Academy is a unique golfing experience offering one-on-one lessons with PGA professionals.
Velaa’s Secret World
The untouched Noonu atoll is home to numerous exotic dive sites featuring shark cleaning stations, dramatic swim-throughs and elusive Eagle Rays. A dedicated marine biology team oversees the development of the largest coral restoration program in the Maldives. You can arrange an immersive tour of the coral garden as well as discover the fascinating hidden gems within the house reef. A well-equipped dive shop offers PADI certification from beginner through to dive master levels and offers a range of Scubapro equipment.
As you can see, choosing to stay on a private island for your next vacation is the ultimate in pampering and will provide memories that last forever. These dazzling destinations are waiting for you to create touching moments for yourself and your family and friends. We invite you to reach out to an LVH client relations team member who will begin planning your foray into utopia. Rest assured, you will receive full services during your stay along with 24/7 support. The LVH team will also fashion an exclusive itinerary with your name on it to make sure your precious time away is brimming with things you will absolutely adore!