Dreaming of a secluded escape? Here are 10 private island rentals you can book on Airbnb.

By Elizabeth Rhodes
Updated May 20, 2021
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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. We've rounded up 10 incredible private island rentals, including a beautiful home near Hilton Head Island, 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 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." 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 exclusive 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 spot sleeps up to eight guests, making it the perfect retreat for families or small groups of friends looking for a 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 great 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

Private Island With Treehouse and Pontoon Boat, Manchester, Michigan

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Enjoy lake life on this peaceful eight-acre private island in Michigan. This rustic cottage offers 1,700 square feet of space and views of the 156-acre private lake. Plus, it sleeps up to eight guests with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. 

To bookairbnb.com

Fort Morgan Cay: All-inclusive Private Island, Honduras

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This 40-acre private island provides everything you need — including a pool and white-sand beaches — for a relaxing getaway. Three meals a day are included, plus guests can use snorkel gear, paddleboards, kayaks, beach chairs, and more. The island hosts groups of eight to 20 people, so you can bring along friends or family for the ultimate private island vacation. 

To book: airbnb.com

Exclusive Private Island, Brother Island, El Nido, Philippines

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If your private island dreams are made of white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, and stunning turquoise waters, this might be the Airbnb for you. For only $100 per night per person (with a minimum of four guests and two nights), you can enjoy the "Worry-free Package," which includes exclusive use of the private island, three meals a day, daily housekeeping, snorkeling gear and kayak rental, and more. 

To book: airbnb.com

Outer Banks Private Island, Manteo/Nags Head, North Carolina

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This private island in the Roanoke Sound is accessible only by boat, so it's the perfect place to get away from it all for a few days. With three bedrooms, the island can host up to five guests, making it ideal for a small group. 

To book: airbnb.com

Timeless Home on Private Island With Three Beaches, Exuma, Bahamas

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Enjoy your own slice of Bahamian paradise with this private island rental. This 100-acre island in the Central Exumas sleeps eight guests in four bedrooms, and it has three beautiful beaches perfect for sunbathing and splashing around.

To book: airbnb.com