If you’ve ever wanted to buy your own private island but can’t quite squeeze the funds out of your budget just yet, there’s no reason to let your isolationist dreams go by the wayside. There is now an alternative option: rent that island, instead. For $975 per night on AirBnb, Little Peter Oasis, in the heart of the Caribbean of the coast of Belize, gives guests the chance to say sayonara to the rest of the world.
The price tag isn’t cheap, but it covers nearly everything but your flights. Each stay includes boat transfer to the island from Dangriga, Belize, a quick twenty-minute puddle jumper from Belize City, and the host works with you in advance to make sure you have everything you need for the stay.
The sweetest part of the deal is that other than a couple staff members, there’s absolutely no one else around but you and your crew — no tourists, no screaming children, no one to get in the way. Even the staff spend most of their time way on the other side of the island. Get yourself settled and take a load off, because you’re looking at all the privacy in the world.
The accommodation can sleep up to five people in two bedrooms and on a futon. Breakfast is included; as is WiFi, but odds are you’ll never use it. The recreational activities commonly associated with chilling by the beach are all here too. You can snorkel with marine life near a major barrier reef, lay in the sun and soak up the rays, or stretch out on the deck over a fruity cocktail, gazing out at the Mayan Mountains in the distance. Maybe even rope a fish and grill it in the kitchen for dinner. In the evenings, after you’ve had your fun swimming with the fish, head into the secluded blue lagoon just of the reef and toast to your unbridled mastery of vacationing.