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It's the ultimate winter fantasy: a private piece of paradise where your footprints are the only ones on the sand. For most, the thought of a private island getaway remains solidly in daydream territory, but you needn't shell out millions to buy a tropical retreat. Skip the mortgage and look into renting. These offerings—in Belize, the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, and beyond—include perks like your own boat and a 7.5-acre estate. Read on for the skinny on how to claim your own Caribbean turf—if only for a week.