Private islands have an undeniable allure—but in case you don’t have millions to purchase a luxurious estate like Petra Island or Hope Island, we may have the retreat for you. Bird Island is a wee off-grid isle on a Belizean atoll renting for $595 a night. The listing describes the experience as a “Robinson Crusoe type of adventure, yet with all the comforts.”
The private island is an excellent home base for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or just staring out over blue waters secure in the knowledge that you’re far from mainland troubles. The boat ride from and to Placencia Village on the mainland is included in the booking.
The main house has a master bedroom, kitchen, and living room. Two cabanas can provide additional sleeping areas, and the island comfortably sleeps six.
The home is powered by solar and wind generators, and has a phone line and “very good and reliable” WiFi. The home is also outfitted to collect and filter rainwater, though drinking water is separately stocked.