Imagine jetting off on an incredible vacation where you would have full run of a private island with no other pesky guests. Sounds pretty epic, right??
Just off the coast of Placencia, Belize sits a rare coral island of incomparable beauty, its white sands sloping gently into the Caribbean Sea. It’s called Kanu Private Island, and this stylish hideaway is only 15 minutes by boat from the mainland, but offers a one-of-a-kind sanctuary.
The 2.5-acre island ensures privacy with five huge 1,000-square-foot villas, each containing a breezily chic master bedroom suite, high bamboo ceilings, huge resort bathrooms w/ outdoor showers, high end finish out and custom local furniture. Some villas also have large soaking tubs and one has a loft for kids.
At the center of the island is a huge palm thatched central area that contains the living room, dinning room, large bar and kitchen flanked by the large in-ground fresh water swimming pool complete with swim up bar. The soothing design palette incorporates coral stone and amazing rose wood flooring, complemented with accent shades of the sea and sun.
But the real star at Kanu is the dazzling ocean, visible at every turn. The underwater sights are equally impressive, thanks to fish-filled house coral reef just off the island. A 20-minute boat ride transports visitors to the Belize Barrier Reef for an even more expansive look at the region’s famous aquatic ecosystem.
Kanu Private Island sleeps up to 20 guests (14 adults & 6 kids), and this little slice of paradise is available for rent through VRBO for an average of $3,950/night. Split that between a group of 8 friends, and it’s not bad at all, considering you’re the ONLY people on the island.
The all inclusive rate includes all transfers to and from the Placencia Airstrip to the island, all accommodations, all meals prepared by your personal chef, all local beverages including local beer and spirits, personal concierge services, personal boat captain for local fishing/snorkeling, on-site massages, housekeeping, WiFi, unlimited use of kayaks, paddle boards, snorkeling gear and all other sporting equipment for 8 persons. Each additional adult is $175 per night and each additional kid is $100 per night.
So what do you say, who’s ready to live in the lap of luxury on their own private island?