Want to rent a private island for your next holiday?
With the glimmer of spring just breaking on the horizon, TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site* is showcasing extraordinary private islands you can book for your next trip.
From the idyllic African island of Mauritius, to the rugged backdrop of the Isle of Skye, TripAdvisor Holiday Rentals offers more than 720,000 properties worldwide, giving Aussies a reason to daydream at their desks as we wait for summer.
1. VILLA L’ILOT – MAURITIUS, AFRICA
Located 1,931 kilometres off the coast of Africa, this luxury villa offers four bedrooms and a large terrace that boasts panoramic views of the turquoise Roches Noires lagoon. Parts of the property are open-air, allowing guests to enjoy beautiful island scenery from the comfort of the couch or a chaise lounge perched in the sand.
2. SKYE SCALPAY – ISLE OF SKYE, SCOTLAND
Just a short trip from Isle of Skye located in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, this quaint cottage comfortably sleeps four and offers a secluded coastal escape. This luxury vacation rental was recently renovated and comes with a cosy wood burning stove, cotton linens and more.
3. DEVIL’S ELBOW COTTAGE – BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Located on a 150-acre island within the gates of Colleton River Plantation, this cottage is nestled among massive oak trees overlooking the water of the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. The comfortable cottage comes with cathedral ceilings and large windows where guests will enjoy magnificent views.
4. FRENCH LOUIE CAYE – STANN CREEK, BELIZE
Sheltered behind the Belize Barrier Reef, this private two-acre island is available for your exclusive use. The beautiful private island offers a picture-perfect sandy beach and surrounded by some of the finest coral reef in the area. The rental includes a caretaker who will cater to your needs, including catching and cooking fresh seafood for dinner, as well as kayak and snorkelling tours.
5. CAYO ESPANTO – AMBERGRIS CAYE, BELIZE
Situated on an idyllic island 4.8 kilometres from San Pedro, this property boasts nine bedrooms and overlooks the cerulean surf and white sand beaches. Guests are invited to relax in the comfort of their plunge pools, enjoy a day on the beach or take part in activities including snorkelling and scuba diving.
6. EAST SISTER ROCK ISLAND – FLORIDA KEYS
Located just over a kilometre off of the Atlantic shores of Marathon in the Florida Keys, this private island boasts a pristine vacation rental home that comes with more than 5,000 square-feet of living space, including a spacious veranda, boat dock, helicopter launch pad, swimming pool, and a 25-foot boat to get back and forth to the mainland.
7. SPECTACLE ISLAND – BAR HARBOR, MAINE
Off the coast of Bar Harbor in Downeast Maine, travellers can enjoy a tranquil stay on Spectacle Island. This six-acre private oasis offers sweeping ocean views and guests are invited to use the 16-foot sailboat or kayaks to explore the New England scenery.
8. ROYAL BELIZE – BELIZE CAYES, BELIZE
This luxurious private island offers three magnificent villas. Located in the World Heritage Marine Reserve near central Belize, this opulent property will not disappoint. Amenities include a personal chef, an outdoor bedroom, expansive windows where guests can capture the impressive views, modern décor and more.
9. CHERRY ISLAND LUXURY ESTATE – ROSSEAU, ONTARIO
This multi-million dollar cottage boasts six bedrooms, six bathrooms and lavish amenities both indoors and out.
10. LITTLE WHALE CAY – BERRY ISLANDS, BAHAMAS
About 160 kilometres southeast of Fort Lauderdale, Little Whale Cay hosts guests in three luxury villas that can accommodate up to 12 people. Seated on 93 acres, this remarkable property boasts an infinity pool with coastal views, ornate furnishings, a gym, tennis court, blossoming gardens, private white sand beaches and even its own airstrip.
11. FAFARUA LODGE – TIKEHAU, FRENCH POLYNESIA
Head to the middle of the South Pacific for a majestic island getaway in the Tuamotu Archipelago. Fafarua Lodge is what you’d see on a postcard: shimmering azure waters, rings of coral reef, white beaches and coconut palms. You’ll enjoy an all-inclusive vacation, with full catering provided by the home’s staff.
12. ISLE EAST INDIES – JAVA, INDONESIA
“A different getaway,” raves one previous guest. At first arrival in Jakarta you’ll be whisked away by the host’s 60-foot yacht as you head towards your secluded island escape in the Java Sea. The serenity is Isle East Indies’ biggest draw, with stunning views day and night and open-air rooms throughout the multiple rental bungalows.
13. AUBREY ISLAND – GANANOQUE, ONTARIO
Situated within the beautiful Thousand Islands National Park, this private island is home to two separate rental cottages. Experience breathtaking views and an abundance of outdoor recreation like swimming, hiking, kayaking and fishing.