The Best Secret Islands in the World
Little Corn Island, Nicaragua
This 1.5 square mile isle on the country's Caribbean coast is an off-the-grid dream—no roads, no cars, no streetlights, and a top-notch resort, Yemaya Island Hideaway & Spa, where you can practice yoga while gazing out at swaying palm trees and crystal-clear water.
Lizard Island, Australia
A tropical fantasy made real, this archipelago off Malaysia's west coast is feted locally for its palm tree-fringed, pure white sand beaches, jungle-swathed hills, and top-notch dining. High-end resorts abound to take advantage of all this splendor, from the swanky Andaman to classic beauty Pangkor Laut, famous for its distinctive overwater villas.
Dolphin Island, Fiji
An exclusive-use, 14-acre private island, Dolphin offers up to eight guests the chance to be regally spoiled while enjoying pristine beaches, palm groves, and heavenly Fijian cuisine prepared by the island's legendary manager, Dawn. There's even a hilltop bure for stargazing sleep-outs.
Fowl Cay, Bahamas
Hitting that sweet spot between high-end fanciness and casual Caribbean charm, this private island resort is a gateway to some of the Exumas' most beautiful scenery. With only six villas and a host of friendly staff, prepare to be outrageously pampered.
Espíritu Santo, Mexico
Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
Pamalican Island, The Philippines
When secrecy and exclusivity come together in perfect harmony, you get Pamalican Island. Located in the Cuyo Archipelago, northeast of popular Palawan Island, this castaway fantasy is home to Amanpulo, which perfectly exemplifies this resort brand's genius for pared-back luxury.