Booking a private island for your next vacation has become that much simpler thanks to Airbnb. Ideal for those looking for a castaway experience in the midst of nature, these six listings on the provider’s ‘Homes’ section are a respite from the regular vacations. By Radhika Sikaria



Vini’s Farm—Kerala, India

Those looking for some quality time with their partner can head to this two-acre island in the Kollam district of Kerala. The island is about ten minutes by boat from the mainland with sublime views of the Ashtamudi Lake on one side and the Kallada River on the other. The only other person on the island will be your chef who will prepare your meals using produce freshly sourced from in and around the island. ₹15,582 per night







Little Peter Oasis—Belize, USA

The two-bedroom over-water bungalow with mahogany and granite furnishings offer panoramic views of the Caribbean and Mayan Mountains. Soak in the tropical breeze or go for snorkelling at the world’s second largest barrier reef located just two minutes away from the island. ₹68,332 per night



Belize Privte Island



Ilha Grande—Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Watersports, galons of caipirinhas, barbeques, and relaxing in the hammocks is what you can expect at this tropical property. Off the coast of Angra Dos Reis, two hours from Rio, the sophisticated designer house can be reached in 15-minutes by boat from Portogalo main land harbor. Enjoy the colourful sunset from your perfectly equipped sundeck. ₹93,563 per night



Private Island in Ilha Grande 2




Sunny Hvaler—Vesterøy, Norway

Secluded in the archipelago of Hvaler, the cabin here is small and cosy. It features a small kitchen work bench and two seated turn-up bedstead that converts into a small bed. Spend time outside in the garden while barbecuing over the fire pit or take your pick from the books and board-games on display. ₹16,076 per night



Sunny Hvaler 1



Secluded in Cavinti, Philippines

A comfortable bungalow sitting pretty atop a grass-covered knoll that gently slopes down into the lake in the Sierra Madre, this Airbnb home is just three-hours from Manila. Unwind with a good book in the study room or roast some marshmallows in bonfire at the dap-ay located at the head of the island. ₹4,984 per night



Your own islan in lake near manila




The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

As far as your eye goes, crystal clear turquoise water is all you can see at Bird Island off the coast of Belize. It offers excellent swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and fishing opportunities right outside your door. You can choose from three accomodation options, including the main house, the over-the-water villa, and the small cabana. Do note that there are no staff on the island, so it is recommended you carry a sufficient amount of food supplies for self-catering. ₹34,749 per night


Bird Island 1