Arguably the most opulent private island resort in the world, North Island is the epitome of rustic beach chic. Run by Wilderness Safaris, decor has an African-castaway feel with 11 huge villas, all with free-flowing indoor and outdoor areas, plunge pools and butler service. Villa North Island is the most private. The island is breathtaking, with white sand beaches fringed by palms and granite rocks, and giant turtles wandering through lush foliage. A small spa, excellent food and wonderful staff add to the experience.