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11 Oct

7 Private Islands on Airbnb you can Afford to Rent!

Absolute bliss on Bird Island in Panama! The perfect island escape you can afford to rent.
 

Where did you go for your holiday? ‘Oh we rented a private island darling!’ It’s not something you get to say very often right? Going on a relaxing getaway is one thing, but going for a relaxing getaway on your own private island is the stuff only Leo DiCaprio and Richard Branson could previously brag about. However you don’t need to be an Oscar winner (finally!) or business tycoon to secure your own sweet digs in exotic locations,  Airbnb have got more private islands than you can poke a Margarita at!

Several listings include their own staff, transport or boat if you’re lucky, and generally range from $120-$600 a night. However the higher priced islands usually accommodate 6-14 people, so if you take your posse it works out to be $100 a night or less per person!

From your own private Coral Reef Sanctuary in Colombia, to an exotic and secluded getaway in Belize, or a Boho Escape in Canada, these are our top 7 picks!

 

1. Bird Island – Placencia, Belize

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‘Bird Island, just 20 minutes away from the village of Placencia, Belize is a small island inside a coral reef. It’s protected beautiful waters is what makes it unique and its total privacy is what makes it special.’

Rent paradise! The private island you can afford to rent in Belize
Fresh fruit on Bird Island in Belize. You and your friends can rent the whole island cheaper than you think!
Absolute bliss on Bird Island in Panama! The perfect island escape you can afford to rent.

Accommodates: 4 people in 3 bedrooms

Includes: transport to and from the island, 2 x kayaks, local phone and wifi, a well stocked kitchen,  barbecue and fire pit, sundeck, lookout tower and some of the best snorkeling in Belize

Price: from US $410 ($537 AUD)

View the listing HERE

2. Hvaler- Østfold County, Norway

Secluded and still connected at the same time, on your own affordable private island in Norway.

‘Private island in the beautiful archipelago of Hvaler; the municipality with the highest number of sunny days per year in Norway!’

The view from a private island in Hvaler, Norway! You can afford to rent this one!
The gorgeous cottage on a private island you can afford to rent in Hvaler, Norway.
Cute as a button! The private island you can rent for cheap in Norway.

Accommodates: 5 people in 2 bedrooms

Includes: Boat with motor, landing quay, main land quay.

Price: from US $127 ($168 AUD)

View the listing HERE

3. Urraca Eco Lodge- Popa Island, Panama

Beautiful over-water bungalo's in Panama. Why share, when you can rent the whole island!

‘Visit Urraca Private Island and encounter a new definition of Eco-tourism. This mangrove island paradise will welcome you with an authentic Bocas del Toro experience which includes countless possibilities to enjoy. You will also get to share the island with 12 monkeys who live on this paradise island. Quiso, the kinkajou, also comes out at night to visit.’

A private island in Panama
Experience the perfect sunset every time on your own affordable private island in Panama.
The most affordable over water accommodation on your own private island in Panama!

Accommodates: 5 people in 2 bedrooms

Includes: Boat with motor, landing quay, main land quay.

Price: from US $127 ($168 AUD)

View the listing HERE

4. Brother Island- El Nido, Philippines

A perfect day on Brother Island in the Philippines!

“The island covers an area of about 20.000 m² (215.280 ft²) and is surrounded by a natural volcanic rock formation. The area has been repeatedly voted by Condé Nast Traveler to have the most beautiful beaches in the world.” 

The breath-taking Brother Island in the Philippines which you can rent.
Take your own kayaks out on Brother Island in the Philippines, you can rent the whole island out!
Sunset dinner views on your own private island in the Philippines that you and your squad can afford to rent!

Accommodates: 12 people in 7 bedrooms

Includes: El Nido Airport Service, full staff, 3 organic meals per day p/p, snorkelling gear for hire, massages and alcoholic beverages can also be arranged as an extra

Price: from US $455 ($600 AUD)

View the listing HERE

5. Elizabeth Island- Victoria, Australia

The view from your own private island in Victoria, Australia!

‘No shops or roads. Just a very comfortable modern house with sea views from every window, private jetty and mooring. An island to yourself, powered by nature’s sun and wind, with all modern appliances and home comforts; perfect for family or friends to share some time away.’

Elizabeth Island in Australia offers secluded luxury you can afford on your own private island.
The beautiful and relaxing private island in Victoria, Australia.
A beautiful sunset on the private Elizabeth Island in Victoria, Australia which you can rent all to yourself without breaking the bank!

Accommodates: 6 people in 3 bedrooms

Includes: coffee machine, indoor fireplace, private jetty

Price: from US $420 ($551 AUD)

View the listing HERE

6. Out There Private Island- Sunshine Coast, Canada

Go off the grid on your own affordable private island in Canada.

‘Think wilderness glamping meets bohemian boudoir and you’ll find yourself Out There. Our concept is digital detox. Move away from the phone and find your wild!’

Escape into the Canadian wilderness on your own affordable private island.
A beautiful private island getaway in Canada that you can afford!
That view! Stay on your own affordable private island in Canada

Accommodates: 6 people in 3 bedrooms

Includes: Boat trip to and from island, all meals, designated fire pits, lounging hammocks, private beach and swimming bay, snorkelling gear, kayaks / paddle boards for rent

Price: from US $470 ($617 AUD)

View the listing HERE

7. Private Island- Cartagena Coral reef Sanctuary, Columbia

Your own private island in Columbia

‘Situated in one of the islands which compose the archipielago of Islas del Rosario & San Bernardo. Surounded by palm trees, and sandy white beach, The Ark will offer you maximum privacy and excellent cuisine in an unforgettable paradise.’

Relaxing at your own private island in Columbia for only $600 per night
Arrive at your own private island in Columbia
The beautiful waters of a coral reef in Columbia where you can rent your own affordable private island

Accommodates: 16+ people in 4 bedrooms

Includes: Boat trip to and from island, domestic service (maid included), hammocks, boat rental

Price: from US $600 ($746 AUD)

View the listing HERE

All images are sourced from AirBnB.

 

We hope this article has inspired you to get out there and start searching private islands you can rent to fit within your budget!

See our Nautical Style Picks for under $60 to help you pack for your private island adventure.

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Em Pryor

Em is a digital ninja that has a compulsive sweet tooth which she tries to fill in the form of Espresso Martini’s. She loves travel, writing, taking photos and also has an unhealthy obsession with the colour aqua. Don’t let her girly exterior fool you, as a qualified dive master Em enjoys the outdoors and isn’t afraid of getting cosy with a shark or two!

13 Comments
  • Joyce

    Whoa, these are so cool! A private island with wifi sounds like the dream!

    Characters & Carry-ons

    October 12, 2016 at 7:17 pm
  • Elissa

    Love these! I’ll be renting one ASAP!

    October 14, 2016 at 10:08 am
  • Jade

    I’ve sent this to all my girlfriends 😉 we’ll be using this to start planning our next girls getaway! Love the idea of having my own island!

    October 16, 2016 at 11:30 pm
  • Nanou

    Oooooh! These are amazing! I’ve actually been to the one in Hvaler, it’s really pretty. I will try the one in Victoria, now that I’m back in Australia 🙂

    October 20, 2016 at 3:58 am
  • Danielle

    Wow. Just WOW! I rent Airbnbs for probably 80% of my travels, but I’ve never found anything quite this awesome before. I’ll definitely have to start planning an island vacation. Sunshine Coast BC sounds perfect!

    October 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm
  • Kate @ Tell Me Tuesday

    Gosh, talk about a major dose of wanderlust! Thanks for sharing, girl! These are incredible.

    October 28, 2016 at 4:23 pm
  • Aliyan

    Amazing admin you rock.

    November 25, 2016 at 11:00 pm
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