9 Private Island Airbnbs for a Bucket List Tropical Vacation

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Nothing quite epitomizes a dream vacation like lounging on a palm tree-laden beach with a drink in hand. So having a private island for the week, sometimes even with a personal cook, is the ultimate off-the-grid getaway. We’ve rounded up a list of private island Airbnbs that make for some serious Instagram envy. Grab those flip flops and get ready for a secluded tropical vacation.

Bird Island, A Unique Private Island - Belize
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Bird Island : a unique private Island in Belize

Bird Island, A Unique Private Island - Belize

Walkways over the water, incredible underwater habitats, and tons of recreational gear have made this Belize slice of paradise an escape straight from our dreams. The home and other sleeping spaces are colorful and welcoming, being the perfect complement to the surroundings. Included in the price is the boat trip to Bird Island.

Secluded Island, Waterfront Retreat with Pool - Florida
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Secluded Island, Waterfront Retreat with Pool

Secluded Island, Waterfront Retreat with Pool - Florida

Little Gasparilla Island is a little bit south of Sarasota, Florida, and is accessible via boat, or the provided passenger ferry when renting the place. The gulf barrier island creates a quiet, calming escape, that’s still not terribly far from major destinations in the sunshine state. Remote paradise can be found without even boarding a plane.

Tayrona National Park Sta Marta - Colombia
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Tayrona National Park Sta Marta Colombia

Tayrona National Park Sta Marta - Colombia

Kicking back in a hammock on an open-air deck amongst the Colombian mountains and ocean? Yes, please. The eco abode runs off solar energy and keeps its carbon footprint at a minimum. All in all, this allows one to really appreciate the area. A cook will also be on hand to whip up amazing meals should guests decide to add on food costs.

Beach House with Great Views, 15 Minutes from Cartagena - Columbia
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Beach house, great views, 15min from Cartagena

Beach House with Great Views, 15 Minutes from Cartagena - Columbia

Columbia is nailing the whole private island escape thing, further demonstrated at this resort-style getaway. The most lavish deck space is perfect for morning yoga or sunbathing, and there is even a gorgeous hot tub set into the beautiful planked wood. Play a round of pool, then dive into the water for a snorkeling session.

Private Island Retreat, Floral Island Resort - Philippines
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Private Island Retreat: Floral Island Resort

Private Island Retreat, Floral Island Resort - Philippines

Imagine booking an entire six villa resort for your closest friends and family to enjoy, whether it be for a wedding, reunion, or just for the heck of it. Luxe aesthetics, secluded beaches, romantic dinners and region-specific cuisine are just a few of the amenities. Oh yeah, you can opt for outdoor massages as well. After a private boat rides out to the island, you’ll be met with the most heavenly views.

Belize Private Island, Little Peter Oasis - Belize
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Belize Private Island, Little Peter Oasis

Belize Private Island, Little Peter Oasis - Belize

Just wait until you see the overwater bungalow light up in ambient LED tones, over the blue lagoon waters. Another Belize beauty, the tucked-away rental is constructed of the most stunning mahogany wood and an eco-friendly thatch roof. Hovering views right over the water are something that just has to be seen to be fully taken in. Meals and impeccable service are included.

Hideaway Caye, Your Own Private Island - Belize
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Hideaway Caye. Your Own PRIVATE ISLAND

Hideaway Caye, Your Own Private Island - Belize

Another win for Belize! Find total separation from the world while enjoying fishing, lobstering, conch hunting, kayaking, swimming—all the amazing outdoor activities. Boardwalk paths wind throughout the mangrove island which is lovingly run by a local family, so prepare to explore, and take some time to drink really good rum punch while in a hammock.

Malvanua Island Beach House - Vanuatu
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Malvanua Island Beach House

Malvanua Island Beach House - Vanuatu

Vanuatu in itself is separated from the world, a good way off the coast of Australia. Malvanua Island goes next level, further breaking free. Hosts of the island ensure guests have a way to go back and forth from the island to access fun excursions and shopping, but you might just find everything needed for the best vacation ever is at the open, bright bungalow, and the surrounding waters.

Remote Bungalow - French Polynesia
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Remote Bungalow - French Polynesia

French Polynesia beckons with its aqua waters, sandy beaches and optimal kayaking territories. Tiputa is a quaint village not far away if you should need anything. But the bungalow is a haven that likely will provide all that one could want or need. Barbecue, swim and just enjoy being away from it all.

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