You and 7 Friends Can Rent This Private Island in Belize for Just $500 a Person Per Night

Amanda Sims
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From House Beautiful

If you really want to get away, an ordinary beach won't do it. Too many people! Too much bad music. True luxury is having the place all to yourself, and at this private island resort off the coast of Belize, that very thing is possible.

Kanu Private Island is a 2.5-acre resort featuring five "breezily chic" private villas measuring in at 1,000 square feet each. That's enough space for 10 kids and 10 adults (the maximum occupancy), making it pretty perfect for multi-family vacations. As part of the all-inclusive rate for a week's stay advertised on their site, your crew will arrive by a quick 15-minute private boat ride—this is your life now, alright?—or even a local flight, and enjoy free meals prepared by a private chef and drinks made with local ingredients, not to mention multiple complimentary massages.

There are kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkeling gear, and they'll even provide a personal boat captain to take you exploring.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Kanu

To get the best rates, bring a full squad. For a weeklong (or longer!) stay with 8 adults, Kanu can be booked for $494/night per person, before tax and tip. To bring ten adults, you'll just have to tack on an additional $175/per extra person per night. It's not cheap, but considering the all-inclusive package—and the fact that you're literally getting a whole island to yourself for the week—we think it's worth every penny.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Kanu
Photo credit: Courtesy of Kanu