The luxury all-inclusive vacation rental—which normally goes for nearly $4,000 per night—is giving away a weeklong stay to one lucky winner (and seven luckier friends).

By Marisa Spyker
February 25, 2019
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If, as the 80s ditty says, heaven is indeed a place on earth, we’d venture to guess it’d be a private island in the Caribbean. And if we had to guess which private island, we might go with this two-and-a-half-acre dream escape, which, in addition to offering five breezy villas, a full-time chef, and blissful ocean views from every angle, is making the ultimate miracle happen for one fortunate traveler –a free all-inclusive island vacation for one full week.

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The offer is part of a contest hosted through vacation rental site VRBO to celebrate the grand opening of Kanu Island, a luxury private island located just a 15-minute boat ride off the coast of Belize. As part of the promotion, winners are invited, along with up to seven friends, to be the first-ever guests of the island when it opens May 1.

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As dreamy as that sounds, leaving the first footsteps on an idyllic stretch of sand is just one of the perks of the grand prize. Kanu Island, which is available to rent beginning this summer, comes with every luxury amenity one could want on a beach vacation. Five 1,000-square-foot villas provide elegant accommodations for up to 20 guests, each gorgeously outfitted with oversized master suites, outdoor showers, and breezy tropical decor. At the center of the island, an open-air, thatched-roof hangout houses the living room, dining room, kitchen, and a large crescent-shaped bar. Just a few steps away, a freshwater swimming pool—complete with a swim-up bar—provides a place to cool off on hot summer days.

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And here’s the best news ever: With a full-time staff attending to your every need, there’ll be plenty of time to kick back in the pool or on the sand. As part of your stay, Kanu Island provides guests with a full-time personal chef, personal concierge services, daily housekeeping, a personal boat captain, on-site massages, and unlimited use of kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkeling gear. And, in addition to the island and all its luxuries, contest winners specifically will be treated to a $5,000 travel stipend to cover airfare and other incidentals.

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So the question is, are you feeling lucky? If not, no worries: Kanu Island can be rented beginning this summer for an all-inclusive rate of $3,950 per night. Perhaps it’s time to grab 19 of your closest friends so you, too, can experience this heavenly escape.

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