When you imagine taking a vacation away from people, you might envision a remote luxury resort with only a few other guests who want the same as you.
Or perhaps you dream of an RV road trip down the country roads far away from obnoxious crowds and government regulations.
But then there are those whose desire to get away from people is so strong – they actually rent their own private island.
Yes, it’s really a thing.
You can actually rent an entire island.
For a whopping $100,000 a night, the Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort in the Maldives is all yours.
A Little Slice Of Paradise
Imagine waking up to a gourmet breakfast while soaking in the breathtaking views of the deep blue Indian Ocean.
And no, there aren’t a bunch of loud and noisy tourists with their unruly little ones… this island belongs to you (and anyone else you brought with you).
Spend your days lounging on the beach and sip fresh coconut water while you bask in the blazing sun.
Or partake in an array of water activities like kayaking in a glass-bottomed kayak or snorkeling around the turquoise lagoon.
In the evening, enjoy a serene sunset cruise with a glass of the finest champagne.
Too tired to sleep yet?
Fall into a giant bean bag chair on the beach and watch a movie under the stars on their giant outdoor movie screen and enjoy a meal prepared by your own personal chef!
And don’t worry – they’ve thought of everything. If you’re sick, the island has a 24-hour resort physician ready to assist you.
If you have kids and brought them with you, there is plenty to keep them entertained like cooking classes and even a babysitting service!
Is It Doable?
Well, only if you’ve got a whole lot of money!
While it’s a whopping $100,000 per night – you’ll have to drop even more than that.
To rent the island requires a minimum 3-night stay.
And that’s not including international airfare and all the extra vacation expenses.
Even with a large group of people, unless your personal crew consists of some serious high-rollers – this private island vacation is out of reach.
But, there are travelers who love luxury and hate crowded tourist spots.
The kind who rent their own private jets to travel.
For those who can afford it, a private island experience is something different and appealing.
And in a social-distanced world, luxury travel has already seen an increase as many people are longing to get out without being surrounded by large crowds after being trapped inside for months.
For Everyone Else
But for the rest of us who can’t afford a $10,000 plane ride (and can barely afford a vacation at all), a hefty $100,000 minimum 3-night vacation on a private island is just not in the cards.
Still longing for a trip to this Maldives island?
The Anantara Dhigu resort allows you to visit and rent a villa (without having to pay for the entire island)!
Even if you don’t rent an island, this 5-star luxury resort comes with a hefty price tag, but current deals are giving up to 30 percent off if you stay longer.
Luxury travel is a nice perk for those with extra money to burn, but for the rest of us – we’ll be happy to score an empty middle seat on our next plane ride.