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10 Private Islands you can rent for a vacation

Updated on September 13, 2015

Yes ladies and gentlemen, for all those people who are looking to get away from the busy city life and get some ‘me’ time away from all the work, meetings and emails; you can now rent a private island to spend some quality time with yourself or your family.

Nowadays, whether it is the Caribbean or Bali, the beaches are crowded, the hotels overbooked and even when one is on vacation it doesn’t feel like it. For those looking for some seclusion and peace and quiet, here is a list of the top ten private islands that you can now rent for those long due holidays.

Vomo Island, Fiji

No island is more glamorous or beautiful than the Vomo Island in Fiji. This is not just another one of those random islands but this one is actually used by the Royal family of Fiji as a holiday retreat! So if you guys want the royal experience, rent the island now and spend a few days being pampered and looked after. The island is big enough to accommodate up to 90 people along with a staff of 120 people. Spread in an area of over 225 acres, the island offers various activities and there is absolutely no chance of getting bored. From snorkeling to kayaking to scuba diving; the staff makes sure that you can do anything that you want. For the adventure lovers you can climb up the mount Vomo and experience the spectacular view from the top.

Vomo Island, Fiji

The most convenient way to get to the island is from the Fiji & Nadi International airport which is connected by various International airlines like Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Air Pacific among others. From the airport you can opt for a Helicopter ride which takes about 15 minutes or you can opt for a sea transfer which takes 75 minutes. The cost of rental is $39000/night but totally worth the experience. For those looking for a slightly more affordable vacation can book a single villa instead of the whole island for only $1000/night. The weather is mostly pleasant all year around, ranging between 65° F to 90° F. overall, an excellent choice for a getaway.

Vomo Island, Fiji
Vomo Island, Fiji

Guana Island, British Virgin islands

This island is nothing less than a small country in itself. Built over 850 acres and having around more than seven beaches and sailboats, one can hope to have a spectacular vacation on the Guana Island. It is one of the very few islands that are private in this part of the area. The island has many attractions to offer, some of them including tennis courts, spas and other sporting facilities. One can enjoy a luxurious spa treatment while looking over the Caribbean. For the nature lovers, the island offers up to 12 different hiking trails. The accommodation here is excellent. There is a wide variety of villas and cottages to choose from and some of them even have their own private beaches for the sake of privacy.

Guana Island, British Virgin islands

The cost of rental is $22000/night for the island. There is also the option of renting just one villa or cottage, which would cost about $700/night. There are many commercial airlines which would help you in reaching the nearby Beef Island. After that, it just takes a few minutes to reach the island by a boat. You can also opt for a helicopter to get to your destination as well, which is definitely a much quicker way. The temperature here ranges between 22°C to 32°C making it pleasant all the year around.

Guana Island, British Virgin islands
Guana Island, British Virgin islands

Rubondo Island, Tanzania

Rubondo Island is sort of a wildlife reserve, so people who are interested in the study of animals or birds, this is the perfect island for you. Compared to others, the island is relatively small, having the capacity to accommodate only 16 people but it is all the more exotic. There are proper guides available that will accompany you on tours and aid you in understanding and spotting the wildlife that is found on the island. There are up to 250 species of exotic looking birds on the island and you can have a great time studying these beautiful creatures. The accommodation options completely sync with the environment giving the people a realistic wildlife experience. The lodges built are given a traditional look with thatched roofs and so. The cost of rental per night is $4500 and you can reach the island by small aircrafts since it has a small runaway to accommodate the airplanes. The great thing about this island is that the weather on the island is comfortable all year around and therefore, you can visit at any time you want.

Rubondo Island, Tanzania

Orca Island, Alaska

For those looking for complete seclusion and cold weather you should definitely try out the Orca Island in Alaska. The island is quite famous and unique in terms of its temperature. The best time to visit the island is during the summers (from June to September) instead of winters because, understandably they can be pretty harsh. The island has 5 yurts (Cabins) which can be rented altogether if you are planning to rent the entire island. The island is 30 minute boat ride away from Seward. You can opt for the normal water sports or you can go for hiking or to go spot orca whales. It entirely depends on what you want to do. For people who are worried that the island is short of entertainment, we assure you that is not the case. The island also offers a collection of paintings done by some amazing artist in their art gallery. The cost of rental per night is @2150.

Orca Island, Alaska

Eagle Island, Georgia

This island gained its popularity because it is cheaper and more affordable as compared to other islands. The island can accommodate up-to 12 people and is spread over 10 acres. Another major advantage is that the cost of transportation to and from the island is included in the rental per night ($600) and therefore, you do not have to spend anything extra on the boat rides that are the mean of transportation to get to the island. The temperature is generally between 45°F to 80°F. However, due to its geographical location, there is always a small chance of a hurricane and so in case, of an evacuation you would be refunded.

Eagle Island, Georgia

Some of the major activities include boating, fishing, kayaking, crabbing and watching birds. For children the real treat is in the fact that the island has its own power backup and internet connection and therefore, you would be having full connectivity when you are on the island.

Eagle Island, Georgia
Eagle Island, Georgia

Isola de Li Galli island, Italy

The island offers a magical view of the Amalfi coast of Italy since it is located just a few minutes away from it. The island has the capacity to accommodate around 13 people at a time. The island has its fair share of glamour and Hollywood. The island is pretty famous with celebrities all around the world and in the past has been home to celebrities like Penelope Cruz among others. For getting to the island you have the option of a boat ride or you can even reach the island in the helicopter, the choice is entirely up-to you. The island offers a complete package with excellent lodgings, a yacht and even a chapel. It is a great place to just relax and just spend some quality time with your friends or family. Other activities include water sports like kayaking, Jet Ski or even scuba dividing. The cost of rental is $2, 00,000 per week and the island has beautiful weather all year around and therefore, you can visit the island at anytime.

Isola de Li Galli island, Italy

Isle Des indes, Indonesia

This is the best option for you if you are searching for a Balinese experience within a budget. It is a 2 hour boat ride away from Java, Indonesia. Java has an airport which is well connected and a host to many international flights. The island is spread over an expanse of 2.4 acres and the accommodation is in the form of traditional Indonesian houses which are 3 in number and accommodate up-to 8 people.

Isle Des indes, Indonesia

The cost of $2900 per night will include the meals along with a private butler. The manager of the island will be completely at your service and you will have an exclusive activity coordinator so that he can arrange who can arrange water sports and the tour of the island for you and at your convenience. These services will make sure that you do not have to worry about anything and can completely relax and enjoy the island. The temperature is around 25°C to 30°C all the year around making it the perfect climate for any or all sorts of sports. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss.

Villa Des indes, Indonesia
Villa Des indes, Indonesia

Louie Caye, Belize

Unfortunately, Belize is one of the lesser explored destinations around the world and so one of our private islands will take you to experience this lesser explored destination. The island is spread across 2 acres and is perfect for a romantic gateway. It can occupy up-to 6 people. The chef would be glad to cook some of the fresh seafood which you would ever have in your life. This would be the perfect choice as a honeymoon destination. Some of the popular activities on the island are water sports like kayaking or snorkeling or you can choose to lay back and relax in a hammock all day long. You can also try your luck in fishing and catching your very own meal!

Louie Caye, Belize

The best way to reach the island is from the mainland and it is just a short boat ride away. The cost of rental is $325/night and the average temperature on the island is around 28°C all the year around and therefore, making it a place worth visiting in any month of the year.

Louie Caye, Belize
Louie Caye, Belize

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

The island is owned by none other than Richard Branson, who is a world known British business man and investor. The island is spread over 74 acres and has the capacity to accommodate up-to 30 people. The cost of the island, which is $65000/night includes all the meals and alcoholic beverages. The accommodation is divided between the great house which can accommodate up-to 18 people and for the remaining guests there are 6 Balinese homes around the island with a capacity of 2 each, thus providing you with plenty of variation in the accommodation options. The costs also include transportation from the beef island airport and has a staff of over 100 to serve you and your guests.

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

There is no dearth of things to do on the island as you have the option to just relax in the couple of freshwater infinity pools or use the hot tub on the beach. You can choose to play tennis or try out the water sports like windsurfing or water skiing or scuba diving or snorkeling. There is a spa which is situated on the island and you can book appointments for a couple’s session or an individual spa treatment.

The temperatures on the island are usually in the range of 22°C to 32°C and thus, making it a great place to visit all year around.

Necker Island, British Virgin Islands
Necker Island, British Virgin Islands

Summary

At the end of the day when making a choice of a perfect holiday resort, a lot of factors matter and so we have tried to aid you by providing some of the basic features that these places have to offer. However, whatever you choose, we assure you that you will not be disappointed as all these ten options are some of the best islands in the word. All of them will provide you with a lifetime experience which you will cherish all your lives.

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