Planning a romantic getaway? Nothing says romance quite like hiring your own tropical island.
While that might sound like an impossible task, hiring an entire island is actually quite easy, thanks to Airbnb.
Airbnb – the website that allows homeowners to rent out their private properties – now accepts listings for entire islands. (And there’s quite a few to choose from.) Here are a few of the best:
1. Bird Island – Placencia, Belize
‘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. Its total privacy is what makes it special. Price includes tax and transportation to and from island.’
2. Urraca Private Island – Popa Island, Panama
‘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. Not only will you have the opportunity to share your visit with our other guests, but also 12 monkeys who live here on this paradise island. Quiso, the kinkajou, also comes out at night to visit.’
3. Brother Island – El Nido, Philippines
‘A Robinson Crusoe-island made for relaxation and recreation. The all inclusive service & includes: El Nido Town/Airport service, full staff AND snorkeling gear, beach Massages, alcoholic Beverages and more available on tab.’
4. Private Island in Sunny Hvaler – Vesterøy, Østfold, Norway
‘Private island in the beautiful archipelago of Hvaler; the municipality with the highest number of sunny days per year in Norway! You get: your own island, your own boat, your own cabin and your own kingdom.’
5. Private Island – Elizabeth Island, Victoria, Australia
‘Reconnect and rediscover seasons’ ebbs and flows, nature’s abundant bounty of tides, sunsets, sunrise, rainbows, storms, calm, moonrise, renewal. Choose your activity as you fancy: swimming, fishing, meditating, walking, music, cooking or just lazing’