You don’t have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.
If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not alone.
As it turns out, an entire block of tropical land could be yours for as little as $307 (£237)
Global holiday rental website HomeToGo has rounded up 10 of the best private islands available to book through its search engine — and many of them work out cheaper than renting a double room in a luxury hotel.
If you’re planning a major birthday bash, anniversary party, or just a group summer trip, a private island definitely presents a unique alternative to your typical holiday villa.
From the pristine waters of Belize to the tropical paradise of the Bahamas, scroll down to find a selection of incredible private islands for rent, ranked in descending order.
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10. Colleton River Plantation, US — $307 (£237).
Just a short drive from Hilton Head, this private island plantation is worlds away from the bustling resort. Guests can take a step off the beaten path into South Carolina’s Lowcountry, where you can enjoy 150 acres of unspoiled nature.
9. Bird Island, Belize — $435 (£335).
This paradise island is located in the middle of a coral reef with unbeatable marine life, crystal clear waters, and beautiful weather year round.
8. Area 51, Ship Channel Cay, Bahamas — $450 (£345).
Sit back, relax, and bask in the Caribbean sun from the comfort of your own private island at this quaint cottage on Ship Channel Cay. It comes with a full-time island service team so guests can leave their cares on the mainland.
7. Private Island Rental, Thousand Islands, New York — $604 (£465).
This private island log cottage sits on Lake of the Isles, which is renowned for its unusually warm water temperatures. After a day of swimming, guests can unwind on the wrap-around deck while they enjoy stunning 360-degree waterfront views.
6. Prospect Point House, Bahamas — $720 (£555).
Located on the remote Big Farmers Cay, this hidden gem is the perfect island escape. Guests can enjoy a variety of beach activities including swimming with wild pigs and windsurfing across the bay.
5. Ipil Waterfront, Philippines — $801 (£617).
Ideal for an exotic getaway, Ipil Waterfront is hidden in the heart of Palawan, an archipelago comprising of 1,780 islands in the Philippines. This three-bedroom villa features private white sandy beaches and spectactular views of sky-high limestone cliffs.
4. East Sister Rock Island, Florida — $1,613 (£1,242).
Situated in the heart of the Florida Keys and just a short, three-minute boat ride from the mainland, East Sister Rock Island is the perfect tropical escape. Guests can also arrive by helicopter as this rental features its very own launch pad.
3. Exclusive Private Island Custom, Belize — $1,643 (£1,265).
This 14-person private island estate on Little Harvest Cay includes a boat and personal driver, full staff, water sports equipment, and breathtaking views of the Maya Mountains.
2. Cherry Island, Canada — $2,466 (£1,900).
This multi-million dollar cottage sits perched atop a four-acre private island in Ontario’s Muskoka Lakes region. Guests can cruise around the lake in the rental’s pontoon boat or unwind around its beachside campfire.
1. Royal Belize, Belize — $5,000 (£3,850).
For $5,000 (£3,850) a night, this fully-staffed rental in Belize is the priciest private island on HomeToGo’s list, but it’s not hard to see why. It sleeps 18 and provides unlimited access to sea kayaks, snorkelling gear, and paddle boards, and is a prime spot for keen divers.