5 Private Islands You Can Rent
This rental grants you exclusive access to not just the main island and its five sumptuous guesthouses, but the uninhabited neighboring islands as well. Service is next-level, with attentive butlers and a personal chef who creates fresh fruit salsas and seafood dishes with the island’s bounty—and any other foods guests request to have transported to the island.
Rent it: Rates start at $39,000 per night for island buyout; 208/309-1106 or mushacay.com
Petit St. Vincent
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
This secluded luxury resort, normally host to up to 44 guests, can be all yours with a full-island buyout. The 22 villas, some right on the beach and some nestled in the hills, have stone walls and open-air living rooms. Enjoy hiking trails, yoga classes, and spa treatments all right on the island.
Rent it: Rates start at $22,700 per night for island buyout; 800/654-9326 or petitstvincent.com
British Virgin Islands
Sir Richard Branson’s personal hideaway is as lavish as one would imagine, with a full staff of 100 serving the maximum of 30 guests. Balinese villas offer panoramic views of the Caribbean and plenty of deck space for lounging. The exotic wildlife here puts on a show, and the staff is more than happy to let you join in the daily feedings of lemurs, flamingos, giant tortoises, iguanas, and more.
Rent it: Rates start at $78,000 per night for island buyout; virginlimitededition.com/en/necker-island
Just a flight to Key West, a 30-minute drive to Summerland Key, and a quick boat ride gets you to this serene escape. The island has all the benefits of a remote getaway—blissfully empty beaches, no sounds but nature—with all the convenience of staying closer to the city. Island rental comes with the services of a private boat captain who will ferry guests to and from Key West at all hours of the day—or night.
Rent it: Rates start at $1,250 per night for island buyout; 305/942-9197 or melodykey.com
14 bures, or Fijian villas, dot the picturesque landscape of this 500-acre island. Guests enjoy fresh ceviche served out of coconut shells, just-picked fruits and vegetables, and wine from a carefully curated selection. Thanks to recent investments, a set of almost 1,000 solar panels provides all of the island’s electricity.
Rent it: Rates start at $35,995 per night for island buyout; 800/225-4347 or turtlefiji.com