Tuesday, February 18, 2014
best private islands to rent in the world
When even the most secluded beach begins to feel crowded to you, it is time you think about visiting a private island the next time you go for a holiday. A private island has become more like a necessity for the rich and the famous. In fact, if you belong to the world’s elite, having a private island is considered to be a must. Now, mere mortals like us might not be able to purchase a private island in our lifetimes, but we can definitely step into the shoes of the super rich and rent these islands for a few days or weeks. What’s more, renting a private island can actually turn out to be quite affordable. So as long as you have a few friends or family members to share the costs with, the best private island rentals in the world should prove to be well within your budgets.
The Vomo Island, Fiji
The royal chiefs of Fiji were known to head over to the Vomo Island to relax and rejuvenate themselves. Today, you can experience the very same luxuries and royalties for about $39000 per night. This island can accommodate about 90 people and has a staff of 120. So don’t worry about the lack of assistance as there the island boasts of literally every type of activity that you may want to pursue. Some of the popular things to do include glass bottom kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, snorkelling and hiking up to the Mount Vomo. Those looking for something cheaper can rent garden villas for approximately $1000 per night and beach front villas for $1300 per night.
Ile des Deux Cocos, Mauritius
The Ile des Deux Cocos is an island located to the south of Mauritius. The island consists of a 252 sq. m. Moorish styled villa which is owned the Governor. The mansion has two bedrooms with one of them boasting of its own Jacuzzi. When the island is not rented, it is open for visitors for a few hours. The staff includes a chef, a valet and a groundskeeper. Tourists looking to rent the island need to shell out about $5000 per night per person.
Isola de Li Galli, Italy
Ever heard of stories of beautiful women who lured European sailors to their deaths? Well, stories have it that these women lived at the Isola de Li Galli. Well, you might not find beautiful women trying to kill you anymore, but you can definitely find an exotic island which accommodates 13 guests at a cost of approximately $200000 per week. The island has also had its fair share of celebrities with famous personalities such as Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Rudolf Nureyev having been the island’s guests. It also consists of a magnificent chapel for those who wish to get married on the spot.
The Musha Cay is a small island in the Caribbean which is owned by David Copperfield. It boasts of 40 different beaches to choose from and also offers facilities such as a spa, snooker tables, a nautical center and tennis courts. The island has been frequented by numerous stars such as Oprah Winfrey and John Travolta. The Musha Cay can host about 24 people and costs about $37500 per person per day. However, you need to book for a minimum of four nights.
The Necker Island might be far popular, but those looking for something that is easier on the wallets can definitely take a look at the Guana Island. The island costs about $22000 per night and can host up to 32 guests. It boasts of 7 exotic beaches, sailboats, pedal boats, tennis courts, magnificent trails and a spa. Those who are well versed with diving can also explore the underwater caves and the deep reefs of the North Bay. Those looking for an economical option can rent a cottage for just $700 per night per couple.
Melody Key, Florida
The Melody Key can only be accessed from Summerland Key by boat. It can host up to 10 people and offers facilities such as heated pools, 360° ocean views, hot tubs, kayaking, snorkelling and catamaran sailing. The island costs about $10000 per person per week, excluding the price for taxes and meals.
Dr. Bernhard Grzimek brought 16 chimps from various European zoos to the Rubondo Island in the year 1966 to provide them with a safe sanctuary. Over the years, these chimps flourished along with the local populace of elephants, hippos, giraffes and 300 species of birds. And this piece of paradise can be all yours for about $4500 per night. The island can host about 15 people and also offers its guests with traditional game drives and eight suites which feature thatched roofs, traditional African fabrics and curved walls. Those wishing to go economical can also rent a double occupancy room for $620 per night all inclusive.
If Bora Bora is not your style and you prefer something even more private in the tropical paradise known as the French Polynesia, look no further than the Motu Tane. The 3 acre island is known to be located across the most magnificent lagoon that French Polynesia has to offer and it is surrounded by exotic white sand beaches. Some of the activities offered to guests include snorkelling, scuba diving, private chefs and torch lit dinners. However, the enormous price tag of almost $250000 is sure to put off most island hoppers.
The Eagle Island, Georgia
The Eagle Island is a 10 acre property located off the coast of Georgia and is considered to be one of the best islands in the world for honeymooners and couples. It is surrounded by a magnificent salt marsh and is ideal for exploring the exotic fish that can be found in the waters of the May Hall Creek and the Darien River. It consists of a huge porch which offers sleeping facilities for 12 guests. Other popular facilities offered by the island include romantic outdoor showers, outdoor fireplaces, hot tubs and outdoor cooking setups. At a cost of $600 per night, it simply doesn’t get better than the Eagle Island.
The Turtle Island, Fiji
The Turtle Island is a 500 acre island which is located at a distance of about 30 minutes from Fiji. It boasts of 14 magnificent beaches and 14 luxury cottages, each of which are managed by personal assistants and caretakers. Each of these cottages overlooks the pristine waters of the island’s personal blue lagoon, thereby giving them an extremely romantic appeal. The island also offers a plethora of activities such as private meals on secluded beaches, mountaintop dinners, mountain biking and horse riding. However, tourists looking to rent the entire island might become poorer by $250000.
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