11 Stunning Private Islands For Rent

Updated: July 3, 2019 | Bucketlist

Searching for the perfect private island to rent can be extremely time-consuming.

I actually had the same issue while trying to find a private island in Belize.

It took me weeks to decide on the right private island.

So, in this article I compiled the best private islands for rent, so you don’t have to spend hours researching.

Don’t have time to read everything?

If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, then consider Belize. They have a variety of private islands that are affordable compared to other places. Especially if you get a group of people to split the costs.

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1. Bird Island

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Bird Island Placencia

Enjoy the privacy of this 3 bed, 2 bath property, located near the village of Placencia, Belize.

Go snorkeling, kayaking, or just sway back & forth in the hammock comforted by the warm sea breeze. Have a meal at the open-air dining table or around the fire pit next to the turquoise waters that surround the property.

Transportation and food shopping can also be arranged during your stay to ensure that you can truly get away from it all.

2. Royal Belize

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Royal Belize / VRBO

If you dream of an opulent private island vacation, look no further than Royal Belize.

This 5 bed, 5 bath property can house up to 10 guests in complete luxury in Coco Plum Cay.

On-site staff includes a manager, chef to prepare all meals, and concierge to take care of every detail. From paddleboarding, kayaking, or snorkeling to sailing and fishing, this island has it all, nestled in the natural beauty of a World Heritage Marine Reserve.

3. Little Harvest Caye

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Little Harvest Caye / VRBO

This 1.5-acre private island houses up to 12 guests in its 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Soak in the views of the Maya Mountains, crystal clear Caribbean waters, or the nearby village of Placencia from your own private paradise.

The on-site staff is there to meet all of your needs, including boat trips to the village for dining, drinks, or shopping, at any time. If you prefer the solitude of the relaxing island, the private chef can meet you with fresh food and drinks after a full day of kayaking, paddle boarding, or swimming in the pool.

4. King Lewey’s Island

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King Lewey’s Island / Facebook

If a private island isn’t enough, rent your very own private resort at King Lewey’s Island. Housing 16 guests, this 8-bedroom property is a true oasis in the azure waters near Placencia.

Breakfast and one drink are included in your stay, which you can enjoy from your cabana, around the lava rock fire pit, or one of the island’s private bars. Soak up the sun at one of five beaches or spend a day using on-site snorkeling and kayak gear.

Finish your evening by choosing your own lobster or fish dinner from the pen on the island.

5. Little Peter Oasis

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Little Peter Oasis / VRBO

Dreaming of a private island with your own private lagoon? Little Peter Oasis surrounds a natural lagoon that includes beautiful coral reef, accessible only for guests.

For $1450/night, 4 guests can enjoy the 2 bedrooms for relaxation, the white sand beaches, nearby snorkeling, and three meals prepared daily on this private island.

Rich mahogany woodwork frames world-class views of the ocean and the Maya Mountains in every room while lounge chairs provide ample seating to take in the tropical paradise. Island staff includes a personal concierge, private chef, and two caretakers.

Video of Little Peter Oasis

6. Private Heaven

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Private Heaven

This 2 bedroom, 2 bath eco-oasis promises the ultimate experience in private relaxation on Lark Caye, a 6-mile boat ride (included) from Placencia. Solar panels bring electricity to the island, while a solar water heater provides hot showers after a day in the water.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the coral reef that is just steps from your front porch or the mangrove forest and lagoon adjacent to the island.

While swinging in a hammock, you will still have access to high-speed internet, video streaming services, air conditioning, hot water, and other comforts of home. 

7. Hideaway Caye

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Hideaway Caye / Airbnb

Explore the twists and turns of a preserved mangrove forest at Hideaway Caye on the elevated paths before relaxing in your intimate 1-bed cabana. The hosts, who live on-site and take care of meals and transportation. If sleeping in your very own treehouse after enjoying a fresh-caught seafood meal is for you, for $355/night, you can share that experience with your special someone in this secluded private island.

Make sure to bring your sense of adventure to take advantage of snorkeling, kayaking, or fishing for your dinner in the crystal clear waters of the Caye.

8. Ranguana Caye

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Ranguana Caye / VRBO

The only difficulty you will face while staying at this private island is choosing which of the 3 cabanas you will sleep in during your vacation. Each comes with a queen bed, double bed, private bathroom, and breathtaking views of the Caribbean’s turquoise waters.

Kayaking, snorkeling, paddleboarding, sunbathing—all are available for you at Ranguana Caye.

If you want the ultimate in relaxation, consider purchasing the all-inclusive drink, transportation, and meals package. Let someone else take care of all the details while you let the ocean breeze gently rock your hammock. 


9. Seabird Key Island

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Seabird Key Island / VRBO

Seabird Key Island is located in the heart of the Florida Keys, just offshore Marathon. The island rental includes a 19′ Boston Whaler for you to use whenever you want.

The house is nestled in the lush tropical vegetation of the island and can house up to 10 guests. With over 40+ five star reviews, you can’t go wrong with this Florida private island rental.

10. East Sister Rock Island

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East Sister Rock Island / VRBO

East Sister Rock Island makes you feel like you’re vacationing in an exotic destination, yet you’re just 1/4 mile offshore from Marathon. With a total of 5,000+ square feet, it’s spacious enough to sleep 6.

If you’re feeling too isolated, then simply take a 3-minute boat ride into town, which offers many shopping opportunities.


11. Brother Island, El Nido

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Brother Island / Airbnb

If you are in search of a private island that can house your intimate, waterfront wedding, look no further than Brother Island. The fully-staffed island comes with a caretaker, housekeeper, chef, boatman, and stay host. As a guest, up to 16 people can stay comfortably in the main house.

They can even accommodate photo and video coverage of your special event. Savor traditional Filipino meals prepared on a white sand beach or relax with an island massage in an open-air cabana.

Whatever the occasion, Brother Island is the perfect place to celebrate romance.

So, which island will you pick for your next vacation?

One thing for sure, there is no shortage of private islands for rent!

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