Owning a private island is overrated and a lot of work -- or so we've heard from our many island-owning friends. You have to deal with the astronomical taxes, the development, the upkeep -- it's a full-time job (that island owners simply pay other people to do, of course).
But visiting a private island? It's as great as everyone says -- and we know from experience. We've stayed on some gorgeous private islands in our travels, in equally gorgeous hotels and resorts. Here are six of our favorites.
-- Jane Reynolds, Oyster.com