Around the world, a few owners are renting out their islands for vacationers who want to spend a luxury holiday in a private haven.
Melody Key, Florida
A private island accessed only by boat from Summerland Key, Florida, Melody boasts one little house that can accommodate 10 people. Its heated pool, hot tub and 360° ocean view promise a dream holiday, while sporty holidaymakers can enjoy various activities like snorkeling and kayaking in clear waters. Use of the island’s catamaran is included.
From $10,000 a week per person (price excluding taxes and food)
Ariara Island, Philippines
Located north of Palawan, the 125 hectare island counts 8 villas with a contemporary design, where 17 people can stay and enjoy the nautical activities and sports. From $375 to $570 a night per person – ariaraisland.com
Ile des Deux Cocos, Mauritius
On the southeast side of Mauritius, this island is home to the Governor’s villa, a 252 square meter Moorish style mansion. It has two bedrooms — one featuring a jacuzzi. A groundskeeper, valet and chef attend to the hosts’ needs. When it is not rented as a unit, the island is open to visitors for a few hours.
$4,918 a night per person, all inclusive – iledesdeuxcocos.com