Paradise isn’t a place. It’s a feeling.

Browse our hand-picked selection of the finest Indian Ocean island hideaways,
from private villas to luxury boutique resorts.

North Island, Seychelles

Velaa, Maldives

Azura Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Mnemba Island, Zanzibar

Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar

Welcome to Private Ocean Islands

We are delighted to bring you our carefully curated collection of the very finest Indian Ocean islands. Resorts, hideaways and villas that are unashamedly luxurious and guarantee the privacy, seclusion and generous all-inclusive experiences you are looking for.

We’re proud to present the very best that Africa’s islands have to offer: privately-owned retreats, designer lodges and the ultimate luxuries of time, space and having complete control over how your days and nights unfold.

At this level, impeccable service and fine dining are a given. We’ve looked beyond the thread counts and menus to discover island destinations that offer that little bit more, and that are in tune with the needs and expectations of today’s luxury island traveller.


Immerse yourself in relaxation and new experiences.

Why travel with Private Ocean Islands?

Private Ocean Islands is a small team of passionate travel experts, committed to delivering high-touch service and personalised escape planning and consultation. We focus exclusively on the finest properties in the Indian Ocean, so you can be sure that we have the contacts and in-depth knowledge required to take your private island experience to the next level.

We spend time getting to know each of our guests, and understanding your needs, so that we can deliver precisely the experience you will most enjoy. We are known for our professionalism, attention to detail and absolute discretion.

Travel designers from Private Ocean Islands regularly visit all the private islands, villas and resorts that we recommend, to ensure that they are a perfect fit with our portfolio. Our first-hand experience, plus our deep understanding of today’s most discerning travellers, mean that we can recommend these world-class Indian Ocean Islands with confidence.

Whether you are looking for an indulgent, romantic setting for your honeymoon, a private villa to bring your whole family together, or to simply get off the radar for a while, we are ideally placed to be of assistance.

The Private Ocean Islands experience encompasses more than just your island time. We also offer an always-on-call travel concierge service to ensure that everything runs smoothly, to address any concerns you may have and to efficiently and quickly make any adjustments you may require.

We can seamlessly integrate private aircraft and yacht charters, VIP and fast-track airport and immigration assistance, security details, communications and personal assistants.

Life is simple.
Just add water.

An island for every season, and for every reason.

The Indian Ocean is blessed with islands of incredible beauty, ranging in size from tiny coral atolls and granite islets, to islands large enough to have played key roles in the history of Africa’s coastal regions.

Our Islands

  • Seychelles
    Indian Ocean

    Among the world’s most beautiful islands, Seychelles are also a sanctuary for rare endemic wildlife and humans looking to escape.

  • Mauritius
    Indian Ocean

    Perfect beaches are just the start of the appeal of mountainous Mauritius. Enjoy a multi-dimensional island experience.

  • Maldives
    Indian Ocean

    The Maldives are the archetypal desert islands: deep blue seas, waves breaking over coral reefs, pristine white sand beaches and waving palms.

  • Mozambique
    Indian Ocean

    Leave the mainland behind and step back in time to explore ancient archipelago ruins, and the tranquility of modern eco-lodges.

  • Madagascar
    Indian Ocean

    The ‘great red Island’ is an evolutionary laboratory, with baobab avenues and unique wildlife (such as lemurs) found nowhere else.

  • Zanzibar
    Indian Ocean

    The Spice Island of Zanzibar offers both fascinating history, intriguing Swahili culture and great natural beauty. It has attracted travellers for centuries.



Our Exclusive Villa Collection

A private villa offers the ultimate Indian Ocean island experience. Privacy, seclusion and complete control over your time, along with dedicated staff to anticipate and meet your every need.

We’ve chosen only villas in the very best locations, and categorised each so that we can confidently recommend your perfect private villa.

In other words, we’ve already found your ideal Indian Ocean villa – may we show you around?

Thriller Villas


Hot Right Now

Our selection of the very best Indian Ocean island specials currently available. T & Cs apply and subject to availability. Contact us for details of more island and villa special offers.

Time + Tide MIAVANA Honeymoon Special, Madagascar

Validity: For travel from now until end 2021. Block-out dates:  27 Dec 20/21 – 05 Jan 21/22

Last minute special at Azura Marlin, Mozambique

Validity: For travel 15 July 2020 - 15 December 2020

Amazing deal at Azura Quilalea

Validity: For travel from now until 15 December 2020.

Constance Ephélia Resort, Mahé, Seychelles


One Child under 13 years of age, sharing a Suite (double) or a Villla (one per villa - in the master bedroom only) is free of charge on same meal plan basis.

The Residence Mauritius


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We’d be delighted to hear from you and to plan your ultimate Indian Ocean island escape. Contact us today, or complete the form below and we’ll get back to you very soon.

Private Ocean Islands Head Office

Physical: 383 Vine Avenue, Ferndale, Gauteng, South Africa

Postal: P.O Box 68954, Bryanston, 2021, South Africa

Telephone: +27 11 781 9210

Fax:+27 11 781 9211


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Private Ocean Islands - Brazil

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