Dreaming of a secluded escape? Here are five private island rentals you can book on Airbnb.

By Elizabeth Rhodes
January 22, 2021
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Editor's Note: Those who choose to travel are strongly encouraged to check local government restrictions, rules, and safety measures related to COVID-19 and take personal comfort levels and health conditions into consideration before departure.

If you've been dreaming of a secluded private island vacation, we've got some great news. You can rent private islands located around the world on Airbnb — and in many cases, these exclusive stays cost nearly the same as hotel accommodations. Airbnb rounded up five incredible private island rentals, including a beautiful home near Hilton Head Island in South Carolina and a mangrove island surrounded by crystal-clear blue waters in Belize — find your next relaxing getaway here.

Private Islands of Old House Cay, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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Accessible only by boat, this private island rental — made up of three private islands surrounded by marsh grass and serene water views — has everything you need for a relaxing vacation in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Six guests can sleep in the home's three bedrooms and enjoy fishing, kayaking, boating, and more from their secluded oasis. Plus, Hilton Head Island — one of America's best islands, according to Travel + Leisure readers — is just a short boat ride away.

To book: airbnb.com

Private Island All to Yourself, Poulsbo, Washington

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Unplug and unwind in nature at this private island in Washington. The Airbnb listing describes it as having "all the fun of camping with the comforts of a home," so guests can spend their days kayaking on the lake and nights grilling and spending time by a campfire. With three bedrooms and two and a half baths, this home can sleep six guests. It's ideal for families seeking a relaxing escape from everyday life.

To book: airbnb.com

Urraca Private Island Eco-Lodge, Bocas del Toro, Panama

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This adults-only private island hotel has six bungalows available, ranging from regular options to a honeymooner hut, but travelers seeking the ultimate private island experience can book the entire property for up to 24 guests. All of the bungalows and structures are built on stilts over the water because the mangrove island doesn't have actual land, so guests will feel fully immersed in nature while surrounded by stunning blue water. Spend the days swimming, snorkeling, or kayaking around the island, then unwind with a massage or romantic dinner for two — you might even spot the rescued monkeys that live on the island.

To book: airbnb.com

Bird Island, Stann Creek District, Belize

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Enjoy complete seclusion and privacy at this picturesque private island in Belize. With four bedrooms and three baths, this island sleeps up to eight guests, making it the perfect retreat for families or small groups of friends looking for a totally unique escape. Guests can swim or snorkel in the clear blue water, lounge in the sun, and hang out on the overwater swings.

To book: airbnb.com

Hideaway Caye, Stann Creek District, Belize

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This one-bed, one-bath island retreat is ideal for couples who want to get away from it all and spend time together in a stunning setting. A stay on this  mangrove island, located in a beautiful reef, includes access to kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkeling gear, along with complimentary meals served at the on-site restaurant and bar.

To book: airbnb.com