Imagine yourself on a Caribbean island with not another soul in sight, except for a few of your closest friends. As you relax in a hammock strung between two palm trees, you notice your only neighbors are schools of tropical fish swimming in the crystal-clear water. Sound like a fantasy? Well, through the magic of Airbnb, this scenario is much more possible than you would think.

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In fact, a private island in the Caribbean is now for rent off the coast of Belize. And the best part is you don't have to be a millionaire to afford it! Bird Island is your own temporary private island. The location is accessible via a 20-minute boat ride from Placencia Village on the coast. Once there, you'll have the entire island to yourself, or whoever you decide to bring along on this incredible trip.

Bird Island is like a tiny Caribbean village. All buildings on the atoll have vibrant pastel color schemes with breezy interiors and more than enough hammocks. You can currently rent the property for $594 a night, which is certainly not a bad deal split between a group. And visiting parties have the entire island to themselves. The island has a large central master suite with two neighboring bungalows, perfect lodging for a family with Robinson Crusoe aspirations.

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Although Bird Island is isolated from the mainland, there's no shortage of things to do there. Swim in the baby-blue waters or soak up some rays on the beach. Chill out in one of the numerous hammocks. Or if you feel the need for exploration, take the island's kayaks out to investigate some of the nearby islands.

This destination comfortably houses up to six people and features an observation deck above the master suite. Many Airbnb reviews remarked that this was the island's highlight. The waters are apparently brimming with tropical fish. And after you spot them on the deck, visitors a can snorkel with them or catch a few for dinner. Island living has never been better.

Bird Island is the perfect location for honeymoons as well as gatherings with friends or family. But if you are concerned about island isolation, fear not. The Caribbean retreat comes fully equipped with wifi, if you even remember the outside world exists, that is.

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