Lounging in the sun on your very own island used to be the stuff of fantasies – but not anymore!
The vacation industry has taken a drastic turn as luxury destinations scrounge for post-pandemic travelers.
Now, in just a short amount of time, you and your family could be sitting on the shores of your very own private island – and the prices to do it will blow your mind!
The hottest phrase in the media right now (and seen on every storefront sign) is “maintain social distancing.”
Nevermind the sheer irony of the two opposing words, the phrase has been seared into the minds of Americans whether they realize it or not.
The upside is that it’s forced many families to head out into the great outdoors.
So why not get the best of both worlds and rent an entire island for the family where the restrictions, mandates, and glares from judgmental citizens after you sneeze are non-existent?
You may be thinking – well, because I am not a millionaire.
Good news! There are actually several affordable islands you can rent right now.
These are the ones we recommend checking out.
1. Coz Castel, France
Staying at a Four Seasons in Paris will run you over $1,000 bucks a night – leaving very little left over for splurging on the best coq au vin in the city.
However, located on the Cotes-d’Armor, you can rent a 650-foot personal island for under $273 a night.
Sound too good to be true?
Well, invite the whole family because this personal island sleeps 10 people!
Come and go as you please during low tide, then bunker down at high tide when the water rises all around your little paradise.
2. North Twin Lake, Maine
Like many state parks, Baxter State Park in Maine can get packed. However, the half-acre island nearby offers all the perks with none of the crowds.
For as little as $150 a night, you can wake up to the beautiful view of Mount Katahdin at the northern end of the Appalachian Trail.
3. L’llot, Mauritius, Africa
While the private island of L’llot is not nearly as big as Spectabilis Island in the Bahamas, it also doesn’t carry the $62 million dollar price tag either.
And no need to rent a boat to visit the mainland because a well-constructed causeway allows around-the-clock access to and from this modern island escape.
At a shocking $358 a night, you can lounge on a blue lagoon and experience everything from towering mountains to tropical rainforests.
4. La Isla Zacatalosa, Nicaragua
Nicaragua is known for having one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, Lake Nicaragua, with its staggering 430 volcanoes.
A small, yet breathtaking island gives you access to an eco-system entirely unique to the county.
Climb trees with the Howler monkeys (as long as you can resist the urge to play Tarzan) and wake up to the sounds of the Nicaraguan grackle.
If you’re not quite the adventurous type, live it up like a celebrity and practice your backswing on the private tennis court instead. Or pick fresh flowers for the dinner table in your very own garden.
Unlike the luxury hotels where travelers have been forced to quarantine, these islands give you class, space, amenities…. and best of all – freedom!
(h/t Proud American Traveler)