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Escape from NYC: Check out these new private island resorts

Some of these resorts cost less that $500 a night
St. Regis Maldives

St. Regis Maldives

With winter rapidly approaching, it may just be the prime time to start planning your escape from the east coast.

Bloomberg compiled a list of nine new private island resorts in Madagascar, Fiji, Belize and other far-flung locations. Some of the resorts are also relatively affordable: Starting prices range from $300 to $2,500 per night.

1. St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
Rooms: Start at $1,771
Fun fact: This is St. Regis’ first private island property.

Miavana, Madagascar

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2. Miavana, Madagascar
Rooms: Start at $2,500 per person
Fun fact: Guests can go on lemur safaris.

3. Cempedak Island, Indonesia
Rooms: Start at $350, opens in March
Fun fact: Villas are built with bamboo.

4. Kamalame Cay, Bahamas
Rooms: Start at $450
Fun fact: Guests are treated to daily homemade cookie deliveries.

Six Sense

5. Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles
Rooms: Start at $1,282
Fun fact: Guests can go on sailing trips to neighboring islands.

6. Four Seasons Maldives Voavah
Rooms: Cost available only on request
Fun fact: A 62-foot yacht takes guests scuba diving to see one of the world’s largest manta ray populations

7. Kokomo Island, Fiji
Rooms: Start at $1,995
Fun fact: The resort is named after a boat that billionaire owner Lang Walker had as a child. He now has a whole fleet of yachts also named Kokomo.

Milaidhoo Maldives

8. Milaidhoo Maldives
Rooms: Start at $1,476
Fun fact: This resort is kid-friendly (ages 9 and older).

9. Turneffe Island Resort, Belize
Rooms: Start at $300
Fun fact: This resort is actually 15 years old, but it just underwent major renovations. [Bloomberg] Kathryn Brenzel