Thinking of where to go on your next vacation? Why don’t you ditch the usual staycation at a hotel or a trip to the beach and instead rent a whole island just to yourself. Live the life of your favourite celebrity as you rent any one of these islands for a week or two. All you need is a bit of imagination, adventure and perhaps some bug spray, too.
These islands are affordably for rent on AirBNB:
Bird Island – Placencia, Belize
Just 20 minutes away from Placencia, Belize is Bird Island, a small island inside a coral reef. Available for $350 per couple, you have the island all to yourselves. This includes transportation to and from the island, kayaks, the fire pit and even fishing gear.
A main house and a cabana is available in the island for a total of three bedrooms, four beds and a bathroom. There’s so much you can do here you’d surely book for a week.
Laurel Island – East Hampton, CT
A 5-acre island located at a lake in Conneticut, Laurel Island can comfortably house, wait for it, 36 people! This island is best for those thinking of doing a retreat or a company outing. You can explore the woods or play volleyball during the day and have a picnic at night with the whole gang at your own private dock. Price is affordable at $210 per person.
The Ark, Tintipan – Cartagena de Indias, Bolivar, Colombia
Located in Colombia, The Ark (El Arca) is just a 90-minute boat ride from Cartagena. The Ark boasts of a 4-bedroom villa in a 10,000 square feet area. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Caribbean from the terrace as you sip margarita on your sunning chair. The island can house up to 25 people and there is a direct access to the sandy white beach. At $450 a night, you get to relax and have a great time with family and friends.
Private Island Cottage – Ottawa, Canada
A private island on Big Rideau Lake in Ottawa, Canada, is the perfect getaway for those who want to get back to nature and enjoy the wildlife. The cottage is 100 years old and has been renovated over the past several years with a few additions here and there. For just $160 a night, your group of nine will surely enjoy the great outdoors.
You can’t exactly really rent the whole island but for $150 a night, you can rent a room at the only house on the island so that pretty much counts for exclusivity. The house has 3 rooms, all for rent and the largest is called the Blue Room. Spend time relaxing at the dock or bond with your special someone near the fireplace as you drink champagne. There’s a five-night minimum stay, with a price of $150 a night.
Ever Wondered Where in the World is The Best Hotel Located?
You won’t believe which hotel won the Best Hotel Award for 2016. We bet you didn’t see this one coming.
You might automatically have images of the hotel being at the beach or probably at one of the most developed cities with the swankiest buildings on earth. Well, we do not really want to burst your bubble, it’s just that the world’s best hotel is way even BETTER than you imagined it to be.
Behold the Umaid Bhawan Palace located at Jodhpur, India. This magnificent palace was built between 1928 and 1943 for His Highness Maharaja Umaid Singh ji. It is one of the largest exclusive and private residences that is the current home of Indian royalty sits high above Jodhpur, the desert capital, amidst 26 acres of lush, green gardens.
The Umaid Bhawan Palace has 347 rooms, 64 of which are guest rooms.
Best Kid-Free Resorts If You Want Quiet Vacations
Peaceful and quiet vacations are now within reach in these kid-free resorts. Yes, kids are definitely not allowed.
There are instances when you really just need the peace and quiet when on vacay mode. It’s not actually enough that you happen to be at the beach with the sun, sand and the sound of the waves. Sometimes, you also need to get away from the shrieks and screams of toddlers and their endless running around.
It’s awesome that there are resorts around the world that are adult-friendly and understand your needs for peace and quiet. Below is the list of the best kid-free resorts for those of you who need the time to unwind and relax, away from the stress at work or crying kids:
Hotel Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
This Natural Spring is Beautiful But The Large Holes Beneath it are Terrifying!
No one knows how deep the holes are. Will you take the plunge?
Are you a fan of diving and other extreme water sports? If so, then we think you'll be interested to know that somewhere in Wimberley, Texas lies an intriguing swimming spot for adventure seekers.
Called Jacobs Well, this place is surrounded with lush greens, clear waters and deep caves. Staying at the edge of the cliff will make one think that plunging in means jumping into a never-ending abyss.
This is because Jacob's Well has four underwater chambers. The first one is said to be 25 feet deep; the second is 35 feet and the third is 75 feet. The depth of the fourth chamber, however, remains unknown....