5 Private Island Getaways You Can Actually Afford

Your dream vacay doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg

Zaya Nurai
27 Jun 2016

Zaya Nurai

A five-star private island resort situated off the coast of Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi, Zaya Nurai opened just last February. Named one of the world’s most incredible private islands by Conde Nast Traveller, it’s got all the trappings of a holiday destination frequented by Hollywood celebs. Surprisingly, the rates aren’t completely out of our reach.

Song Saa
27 Jun 2016

Song Saa

This gem among Cambodia’s islands is home to 27 villas so luxuriously appointed you’ll find it hard to leave their comforts. Still, the natural sights out there at Song Saa beckon and you’ll have a fine time lounging on the beach and exploring the rainforest.

Nikoi
27 Jun 2016

Nikoi

Nikoi is 8km off the east coast of Bintan, Indonesia, and less than 85km from Singapore. You can get there from Tanah Merah ferry terminal in just two-and-a-half hours. Ringed with white sandy beaches and coral reefs, it’s an ideal spot for snorkelling. There are 15 beach houses for accommodation, which are built with a mix of traditional Indonesian and modern styles.

Greek Island Retreat
27 Jun 2016

Greek Island Retreat

Located in the Cyclades in Greece, this retreat offers a truly private experience. Besides some historical houses and a chapel, the only other building on the island is the summer house where you’ll stay if you rent the place. Just look at this picture of the interiors and you’ll see why it’s worth shelling out €9,000 a week to stay here (the house accommodates up to 18 people).

 

Ariara
27 Jun 2016

Ariara

An entire private island (located north of Palawan, the Philippines) for just you and your guests – at Ariara, it’s all or nothing. Depending on the size of your group, prices per guest go up to a maximum of around US$715, which is totally reasonable for what you get.

We know - you must be thinking that we’re crazy. Vacationing on a private island? It’s the kind of holiday that only billionaires and Hollywood celebs can shell out for.

While that’s true when it comes to the super-luxe private retreats that are designed for the world’s mega-rich, there are actually some fairly reasonably-priced options that us normal folks can afford...or work towards. Click through the above for five gorgeous and exclusive destinations that are within financial reach.

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