Sun, sea and sand are top priorities for a lot of us when we’re planning a vacation but often that comes with a price. Some of the best beach destinations around the world are constantly packed with tourists which isn’t great if you want a peaceful and relaxing experience. If only there were a way that you could get all of the good stuff about being on a beach holiday without having to deal with all the crowds. Luckily for you, there is. All over the world, there are some incredible island destinations with golden sands and clear blue waters, minus the crowds. These are the best exclusive island destinations in the world.

Little Palm Island, Florida

You don’t need to jet off halfway around the world to find a quiet island destination where you can find the ultimate relaxation experience. This amazing resort is located on a tiny island just off the coast of the Florida Keys, only accessible by boat or seaplane. If you’re looking for seclusion, this is the place to go. There is no phones or television at the resort so if you want to get away from work for a while it’s ideal. You can stay in one of the beautiful thatched bungalows or if you really want to push the boat out, they’ve got some luxurious suites as well. While you’re there, you can enjoy a nice walk through the tropical gardens or relax in the spa before having some delicious food at the island restaurant.

Thanda Island, Tanzania

Thanda island is one of the most exclusive islands in the world, with one single villa that you can stay in. The Thanda Island Private luxury accommodation off the coast of Tanzania is unmatched by any other place in the world. If you want to get away from the crowds and spend some time alone with the family, Thanda Island is the way to go. It was recently voted the worlds best private island and for good reason. There are some great adventure sports facilities and the island is a marine reserve so you’ll see some awe-inspiring wildlife. You’ll be able to see the majestic whale shark and if you’re lucky, you can find sea turtles nesting.

Hayman Island, Australia

This beautiful island, off the coast of Australia, right near the Barrier Reef is the best place to see this amazing feat of nature without dealing with all of the crowds. It’s a little bigger than some of the other island resorts on this list but it’s still got a nice relaxed atmosphere. The island has a great watersports centre and you’re situated right near the Barrier Reef which is perfect for days out. If you want something a little more relaxing, you can spend a day in the amazing spa. The nightlife on the island is great as well with all sorts of great bars and restaurants serving all sorts of different cuisines.

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of tourist filled beach destinations is a bit too much, so why not try some of these incredibly exclusive beach destinations instead?