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Top 5 Benefits of a Secluded Caribbean Island for Your Private Event

June 29, 2023 | Britnie Turner

With palm trees and white-sand private beaches plus activities such as snorkeling with sea turtles, hosting a private event on a secluded Caribbean island has a multitude of benefits. In addition to impressing and awing your guests, the opportunities for adventure and excitement on private Caribbean islands are certain to take your event to the next level. 

Whether you are planning a wedding, a party, or a corporate event, a Caribbean island retreat is a popular option. So, what are the benefits of holding your private event on a secluded Caribbean island?

1. The Caribbean Islands Abound in Natural Beauty 

The Caribbean Sea and its islands are known for their stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, lush forests, and crystal-clear waters. Consequently, the Caribbean islands—and the British Virgin Islands, in particular—have become popular destinations for people looking to book private island events. 

The British Virgin Islands include around 50 islands, cays, rocky formations, and islets, some of which are privately owned. With their awe-inspiring lookout points, pristine beaches, and lush tropical forests that are perfect for bird watchers, the British Virgin Islands do not disappoint.

Care to take a selfie? The natural beauty of a secluded Caribbean island also makes for an ideal backdrop for photography. Whether you want to capture your special day or simply create beautiful memories with your loved ones at a private event, the natural beauty that comes with a private island experience is unmatched. 

2. Secluded Beaches and Privacy

Privacy is one of the major benefits of planning an event on a secluded island in the Caribbean, especially if you want your event to be exclusive to only a list of hand-picked guests. For example, The Aerial, BVI, an all-inclusive luxury eco-resort in the British Virgin Islands, can be booked year-round at a nightly rate. Upon inquiry, the island can be booked exclusively for private use, giving your group access to all of the private-island amenities such as private beach access, saltwater infinity pools, and more. 

When planning a private island event, other key features to look for include:

  • Exclusive use of the island
  • Private, quiet, luxury beach villas that are reserved for the guest list only
  • A friendly staff that is ready to receive you, answer questions, and make arrangements to accommodate special requests
  • World-class spa services
  • Private white-sand beaches with comfortable hammocks
  • Private sundecks with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea
  • Customizable event spaces and dining services that are catered by experienced staff 
  • Inter-island transportation that offers easy access to explore all of the island’s natural wonders

Keeping these key characteristics in mind will help you plan an unforgettable private island event and provide your guests with a truly exclusive and luxurious experience.

Secluded Beaches and Privacy

3. Experienced Island Event Staff

Exceptional customer service, professionalism, and attention to detail can make a huge difference in the overall guest experience at an event. Needless to say, a secluded island event space should be staffed with a team of highly trained professionals to create the most comfortable guest experience possible. Typically, top island destinations offer: 

  • A warm and helpful concierge that anticipates and exceeds guests’ expectations (i.e. guests are greeted with a smile and a welcome drink) 
  • Helpful island employees who provide recommendations for local dining options, activities, and tours
  • A spa staff that possesses specialized training and certifications in various wellness therapies 
  • A team of skilled chefs that cater to all dietary needs
  • A considerate housekeeping team that turns down the beds, restocks supplies, and keeps guests’ rooms impeccably clean

4. Tailored Dining Services

Apart from exclusive use of the island, another great benefit of planning an event on a private island is that you can tailor the dining services and meal options according to your and your guests’ preferences. A first-in-its-class private island event destination will come with a highly trained personal chef who will go above and beyond to accommodate dietary restrictions and offer a wide selection of healthy, deliciously prepared meals. 

Similarly, island dishes are typically prepared from locally sourced ingredients, ensuring quality and freshness with every plate served. For example, a secluded Caribbean island destination may offer a pescatarian menu that features the catch of the day along with local organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs. As “the icing on the cake,” secluded islands often provide an exciting menu of island-fresh smoothies, creative mocktails, and cocktails that you can enjoy at your event.

Tailored Dining Services

5. Caribbean Island Water Activities 

Access to a variety of recreational services like water sports and a wide range of spa services is a huge benefit of booking a private island for an event. Not only will island resorts keep your guests entertained, but these resorts will also provide memorable experiences for your guests to talk about once you get back home! Some of the activities you may find that are exclusive to private resorts and island event spaces are:

  • Exclusive access to an entire beach that’s fully equipped with a beach bar, comfortable lounge chairs, and island staff
  • Beach and water activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, coastal bird watching, and visiting nature reserves
  • Enrichment activities such as meditation and yoga classes, art classes, and cooking classes

A secluded island isn’t only a place to lounge on the beach all day—although if you want it to be, it can be! Truly though, one of the most exciting benefits of a quiet beach destination is that it offers an abundance of activities that typically aren’t found in urban areas. From observing local marine life to sailing and wakeboarding, every day spent on a private island promises guests new and exciting adventures. 

Water Activities at Aerial BVI

Your Private Island Paradise Awaits 

With breathtaking scenery, plush accommodations, delicious meals, and a list of action-packed island activities, a secluded Caribbean island is one of the best places in the world to host a private event. 

There is so much to explore and a world to discover on a private island. When planning your next event, make sure your guests have front-row tickets to all that a private island paradise can offer!