5 Private Islands You Can Actually Afford to Rent

Private islands for rent are exclusive for the rich, right? Wrong! Although most private islands are usually in the range of rich and famous, there are still many less pricey options out there.

If you and your gang are looking for a place to enjoy the sun, sea and sand, consider these affordable yet majestic island destinations.

1. Tahiti Island, Nicaragua
This beautiful island destination features a fully-furnished home, a pool and an amazing terrace that’s perfect for R&R and cocktail nights. You can own this island for $205 (S$291) a night with 10 of your friends. Do the math, and you’ll be surprised how cheap it is if you break it down per person.

2. El Nido, Philippines
Situated near Palawan, Philippines, this small island has the essentials if white sand beaches, a forest, hiking paths and a breathtaking view of the vast turquoise ocean are your idea of a summer getaway. The island includes a house that can accommodate 10 persons, with a nightly rate for as low as $381 (S$540)—that’s around $38 a head!

3. Ilha Grande, Brazil
Live your luxurious dream of owning two islands for the price of one. For just $971 (S$1,376) a night, you can own Ilha Grande islands connected by a bamboo ridge. The four-bedroom house in the first island and the two-bedroom house in the second island surely make plenty of room for your squad of 10. Price seems too steep? Whittle it down by diving it with your party.

4. Petit St. Vincent, Grenadine Islands
For about a thousand dollar (that’s around S$1,400), you can already explore the pristine waters and stroll in the white, sandy shore of the island. Petit St. Vincent is a paradise of greenery, clear blue water and pearly white, sandy beaches. Rent the paradise with nine of your friends, and forget for a while the hustle and bustle of the city.

5. Vesteroy, Norway
This Norwegian private island is perfect for couples who wouldn’t mind living off the grid for a few days. You and your beloved will surely have some quality time with no internet connection in the island. But don’t expect modern amenities with $120 (S$170) a night. The cute home, peaceful view and quiet atmosphere will give you the tranquillity you want.

This summer, you might want to try something new. Instead of going to tourist laden destinations, explore the serene beauty of private islands and give yourself the peaceful R&R it truly deserves.

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