Get a chance to rent an island for a week or and even rent a private island all for under $500. I’ve listed some awesome resources and information for you
Published on August 4th, 2013 | by Charu Suri | Affordable Luxury
6 places to rent an island for Under $500 and PRIVATE!
Much as I love the image that accompanies the famed Musha Cay, the price tag of nearly $38,000 per night is a bit too steep for my budget. But Musha Cay, currently owned by David Copperfield, got me dreaming about ribbons of sand and an island of my own, even just for a night or two.
I figured there had to be a few islands on earth where one could own the place without rubbing shoulders with the Joneses without a too hefty price tag, and thankfully there are. While these islands aren’t necessarily cheap, they’re all under $500 a night. Could the word “value” sound any sweeter?
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Situated in a plum spot behind the Belize Barrier Reef, French Louie Caye is about a two-hour plane ride from most East Coast American cities. The two acre island gives you a coral sand beach, mangrove ecology and a place to call home. A 4 day/3 night package is $1,300 for two people and includes a cabana or tent, all meals catered to taste (alcohol not included), transportation from Placencia Village, snorkel gear, and kayaks. And yes, you can stay additional nights at a per diem.
Exotic weekend getaway, anyone?
Eagle Lodge, a 10 minute boat ride on the Darien River, is affordable luxury at its best. There are various packages starting at $475 per night during weekdays for a relaxing stay at this lodge on Eagle Island, which is a rustic Darien River-facing home that comfortably sleeps 12. The Private Islands offer extra amenities for packages like the Honeymoon & Anniversary (wine or champagne), and Girls/Guys vacation packages among many others. Rates are slightly higher on the weekends. There’s no shortage of outdoor activities here, which include boating, crabbing, kayaking, fishing, birding and coastal cruises. Be sure to bring your own food and beverages because there’s no store nearby.
If you love fishing and bird watching, Michagamme might be just the ticket. For $650-$995 per week you can enjoy your own rustic cabin on your own private island. Although the cabin itself was built in the 1800’s there are phone lines, electricity and running water. An idyllic Jon boat, pontoon with electric motor, canoe, aluminum boat and a paddle boat for two are all provided for you during your stay.
How about spending the day, weekend or week alone on your own private Fiji Island? The shores and reefs of Fiji’s Nanuku Levu Island is home to some unique wildlife including the Hawkesbill and Leatherback Turtles which return yearly to lay their eggs; and giant clams, Tuna and Trevally. At $500 per day you can rent one of the two basic bures (classic Fiji style homes) on this 10 acre island. Each rental home is situated just steps from the sea, each with varying accommodations. A snorkel, kayak and hand-line fishing gear along with a local guide and housekeeper are provided during your stay. Also available are diving opportunities, fishing rods and spear guns, a private cook, special food and beverage items and even catering services for special occasions. This is a great place to rent an island for a week or even rent a Private Island.
This private 9.5 acre island is lush and graced with just one three bedroom beachfront home that can accommodate up to six adults and two children. All staff is located just two miles away on Long Island. The island has a main beach and two small coves, and it is within walking distance of an undeveloped peninsula 12 miles long with a continuous, pebble-free beach. Apart from swimming and snorkeling, guests can dive into two Olympic size swimming pools created by natural channels. Amenities include a large library of books and games, arts and crafts supplies for the creative, snorkeling and fishing. At only $1,975 per week Little Deadman’s Cay is a bit of a paradise for a song. This is a great place to rent an island for a week, a day, or longer! 🙂