I want my summer vacation to be luxurious and fancy and beautiful, sure, but where can I get the money? Oh, OK, never mind, I just stare at these pictures all day and pretend that I have been there!
1. Necker, British Virgin Islands
Size: 74 acres
Price: from £232,661 per week
Notable features: favoured by celebrities, owned by Sir Richard Branson, 26-seat dining room with crystal place settings, surrounded by coral reefs
2. Musha Cay, Bahamas
Size: 150 acres
Price: from £164,653 per week
Notable features: 10,000-square-foot manor house, beaches and jacuzzis, fleet of pleasure craft, twin-engine aircraft, staff of 30.
3. Guana Island, British Virgin Islands
Size: 850 acres
Price: from £85,961 per week
Notable features: kayak and windsurfing, croquet lawn, beach barbeques.
4. Tagamogo, Spain
Size: 98 acres
Price: from £82,479 per week
Notable features: 900 metres from Ibiza, staffed, room for 10 guests, sauna, hi-tech sound system
5. Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent
Size: 115 acres
Price: from £263,337 per week
Notable features: lush landscape, snorkelling, beach cabanas, windsurfing.
6. The Rania Experience, Maldives
Size: 7 acres
Price: from £41,717 per week
Notable features: 30 minutes from Male International Airport, use of a speed boat included, room for eight people, open-air BBQ, 400-square foot master bedroom, good diving, private chef.
7. Nautilus Island, Maine, USA
Size: 38 acres
Prices: from £10,035 per week
Notable features: century-old buildings, paintings by local artists, tennis court, vineyard, hire of boathouse and boat captain included, lobster-filled waters.
8. Cousine Island, Seychelles
Size: 62 acres
Price: from £9,810 per week
Notable features: jacuzzi, villas 30 metres from the beach, room for four couples, bar, pool, library, lounge, dining room, helicopter transfer optional.
9. Melody Key, Florida, USA
Size: 5.5 acres
Prices: from £9,407 per week
Notable features: recently-renovated, solar powered, room for 10 people, 14-foot catamaran for guests’ use, spa, available for weddings.
10. Pumpkin Island, Australia
Size: 18 acres
Price: from £7,407 per week
Notable features: part of the Great Barrier Reef, eco-friendly, accommodates up to 30.
11. Cayo Espanto, Belize
Size: 4 acres
Price: from £6,898 per week
Notable features: less than two hours flight from Miami, four villas, up to 18 guests
12. Spectacle Island, Maine, USA
Size: 4 acres
Price: from £3,764 per week
Notable features: nesting osprey, stunning views, fishing, modern accommodation, jacuzzi
13. Mustique Island, St. Vincent
Size: 1,400 acres
Price: from £3,135 per week, per residence
Notable features: 18 miles south of St Vincent, weekly cocktail party, equestrian centre, golf course.
14. Jonathan Island, Rhode Island, USA
Size: 2.79 acres
Price: from £3,136 per week
Notable features: wildflowers, woods and a small sandy beach, 1,800-square-foot bedroom, two moorings, four kayaks, fishing equipment.
15. Wilson Island, Australia
Size: 5.2 acres
Price: from £2,499 per week
Notable features: room for 12 guests, pristine reef, birdwatching.
16. Laucala Island, Fiji
Size: 3,000 acres
Price: from £2,383 per week per residence (26 in total)
Notable features: close to Taveuni, restaurant serving local cuisine, golf, tennis, yoga, concierge, lagoon pool.
17. Sapibenega, Panama
Size: 2.5 acres
Price: from £1,050 per week
Notable features: eco-friendly, two restaurants, 13 cabins, excursions to tribal villages available, good birdwatching.
18. Republic Island, Michigan, USA
Size: two acres
Price: from £345 per week
Notable features: on the Michigamme River, good fishing, log cabin, cobblestone fireplace, bald eagles nest nearby, canoes and boats included.
19. Buck Island, British Virgin Islands
Size: 43 acres
Price: on request
Notable features: swimming pools, beach, landscapes gardens, 360-degree views, fully staffed, just minutes from Tortola.
20. Royal Belize, Belize
Size: 7.5 acres
Price: on request
Notable features: chef and concierge, excellent diving, Maya ruins 30 minutes boat ride away