Stretching across 500 miles of the Atlantic Ocean in one of the most scenic locations in the world, a trip to the Bahamas is guaranteed to be a luxurious experience. With clear, turquoise waters and white sand beaches, there’s no surprise why it’s a population destination among tourists, and the home of multiple celebrity owned villas and islands.
The Bahamas is home to over 700 islands and we’ve taken a look at the top 8 islands that are available for private rental. Whether you’re planning a family getaway, hosting a corporate gathering, or looking for a private, intimate destination for two, you are guaranteed to be in for a treat no matter where in the Bahamas you decide to stay.
Your Own Private Peninsula
The atmosphere of a destination plays an important part in making the perfect vacation. For romantic getaways or family trips, being surrounded by others in the holiday spirit really adds to the overall experience. With the opportunity of meeting new people, or just enjoying a sea-front cocktail while people-watching, renting your own private peninsula with restaurants and shops within driving distance gives you the benefit of both worlds.
Whether it’s the atmosphere of bustling people you love, or an intimate, private getaway you’re looking for, Sea Glass Found offers the perfect combination of affordable luxury with the social benefits.
In the Exuma Cays, Musha Cay is one of the most luxurious private islands in the world. Perfect for weddings, honeymoons, family trips and spa getaways, it is located 137km Southeast of Nassau, accessible in 90 minutes from Miami commercially or via private jet.
With pink sand beaches and turquoise waters surroundings, it also has all the amenities needed for the perfect relaxing trip ranging from pools, saunas to spas and gyms. There’s an on-site staff team of 30 catering to all guests’ needs to top off this luxury experience.
*from $54,000 per week as of Jan 2024*
With the option of renting a villa or the entire island, Fowl Cay is suitable for a broad budget range. As the ideal getaway for family fishing trips, weddings, and honeymoons, bookings are also available as self or full-service, so you have the best of both worlds.
With complimentary motorboats available with each villa, you can explore the nearby caves and feed the sharks. If snorkeling and fishing are more suited to you, all necessary equipment is provided.
*from $130,000 as of Jan 2024*
Over Yonder Cay
A private paradise, Over Yonder Cay, is a 72 acre island that can be reached directly from Miami or Fort Lauderdale via the islands’ 8 passenger seaplanes. Its solar field and wind turbines power almost all of the islands’ solar and wind energy.
Whether planning a relaxing break or active getaway, there are many land and water based activities and facilities to choose from including golf and tennis courts, yoga classes, infinity pools and hot tubs, kitesurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, scuba diving, and many more.
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Choini Cay is a full-service, all inclusive, private rental in the Bahamas. A stunning location full of indigenous birds and wildlife, there is a huge commitment to preserving the natural environment of this island. You can soak in the beautiful surroundings with cozy hammocks, outdoor jacuzzies and cliffside decks.
Sailboats are also available to go offshore and explore the wonders the tropical island’s surroundings has to offer.
*from $150,000 per week as of Jan 2024*
Little Whale Cay
Suitable for up to 12 guests, Little Whale Cay, set in the Berry Islands of the Bahamas is only 15 minutes by private plane from Nassau and even less again from Florida. You can relax and explore on this private island, it caters to both types of getaways. This tranquil, peaceful escape also consists of fun and adventurous activities for those looking for a more active experience.
Because of its prime location, day trips to Nassau and Paradise Island are also fun options for a change of scenery during your stay.
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Located off the coast of Harbour Island, Middle Cay is a private island with two island docks for guests to use. With 5-star amenities, the island has equipment for snorkeling, paddle boarding, fishing, and kayaking to be taken advantage of by guests to experience its natural surroundings.
Boats with a captain for a guided tour around Harbour Island to visit nearby beaches and restaurants are included in your stay on Middle Cay.
*from 30,000 per week as of Jan 2024*
Situated in the Abaco Islands overlooking the Sea of Abaco, Tilloo Pond has 3 luxury villas to host up to 12 guests. The ideal destination for a family, friend or corporate vacation, it has a large patio perfect for watching the sunset over the water’s edge.
Additionally, the property also consists of a pool, a private beach and two private docks allowing guests to take fishing trips around the island.
*from $12,000 as of Jan 2024*
One of the most exclusive getaways in the Caribbean, Kamalame Cay is accessible by ferry or sea plane. It is located off the coast of Andros Island and is the perfect destination for honeymoons, weddings, and spa vacations.
Water-based activities including fishing and diving are popular activities for guests during their stay on this luxury island. Known for its continuously evolving cuisine options, the dining experience on Kamalame is unmatched.
*from $1,400 per night as of Jan 2024*
Your Caribbean Vacation Awaits
There’s no doubt that the Bahamas is home to some of the most scenic destinations on earth. With perfect sunset beaches for intimate getaways, exciting surroundings for outdoor activities and exploring, and picture-perfect backdrops for relaxing spa retreats, the Bahamas has everything to offer for the perfect Caribbean vacation.
Whether renting a private villa or an entire island, you have endless options right at your fingertips to suit your ideal vacation.