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10 incredible tropical islands you can rent from just £240 - and you'll have them all to yourself

Mirror logo Mirror 5 days ago Julie Delahaye

a close up of a reef: Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals Imagine lying on a white sandy beach overlooking turquoise ocean waters, sipping on cocktails and basking in the sunshine, far away from the stress and bustle of daily life on your very own tropical island.

Sound ideal? Well, it's about to get a whole lot easier to make that fantasy come true!

We've teamed up with HomeToGo.co.uk to search out some of the best private islands you can rent to yourself, across luxurious locations from the Bahamas to the Philippines.

The best part is you won't need a millionaire's budget.

With prices starting from £240 it could be the perfect excuse to finally bag that luxury holiday you've always dreamed of - or it could make for a seriously amazing honeymoon destination.

Check out the amazing offering below - and find out how you can book your stay...

If you're after more amazing holiday inspiration, make sure to also check out our luxury holidays page .

1. Bird Island, Belize

a tree in front of a body of water: Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals Check out of reality and into paradise when you book this private island vacation rental on Bird Island in Belize.

The island is located in the middle of a coral reef with unbeatable marine life, crystal clear waters, and beautiful weather year round.

The house can hold up to four guests, and has a host of amenities including a fire pit and BBQ for laidback dining, three bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and two sundecks overlooking the turqouise waters.

How much? Prices start from £340 ($435 ) a night. Click here for booking information .

Cheap flights: You can bag return flights to Belize from £617.57 on Expedia , with a host of UK airports including London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester. 

2. Area 51 - Ship Channel Cay, Out Islands, Bahamas

a large body of water: Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals Sit back, relax and bask in the Caribbean sun with a stay at this quaint cottage on Ship Channel Cay.

You won't need to lift a finger during your trip as the island has a full-time service team who can take you on guided boat tours or cook your dinner, so you can truly disconnect from every day life.

Take a stroll along the pink sandy beaches, explore one of the island's spectacular nature trails, or spend a lazy afternoon on you private beach away from the crowds.

How much? Prices start from £350 ($450) a night. Click here for booking information .

Cheap flights:British Airways has direct return flights to the Bahamas from £649 .

3. Colleton River Plantation, South Carolina, USA

a group of palm trees on a sunny day: Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals Although it's just a short drive from Hilton Head, this private island plantation seems a world away from that bustling resort area.

Take a step off the beaten path into South Carolina's Lowcountry, where you can enjoy 150 acres of unspoiled nature.

How much? Prices start from £240 ($307) a night. Click here for booking information .

Cheap flights: There are no direct flights to South Carolina from the UK, but you can find seats from £393 each way on Cheapflights.co.uk .

4. Ipil Waterfront, The Philippines

a body of water: Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals Ideal for an exotic getaway, Ipil Waterfront is hidden in the heart of Palawan, an archipelago comprising 1,780 islands in the Philippines.

It's the epitome of paradise with fine white sand beaches, crystalline blue waters, colourful tropical fish, jaw-dropping corals, lusciously green forests and towering limestone cliffs.

Meanwhile, the three-bedrooom villa has its own private beaches, and thanks to the large windows and high ceilings it boasts unparalleled views of the ocean and landscape.

How much? Prices start from £620 ($801) a night. Click here for booking information .

Cheap flights: You can find return flights from £326 with one stopover on Kayak.co.uk

5. Prospect Point House, The Bahamas

a large body of water surrounded by trees: Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals Located on the remote Big Farmers Cay, this hidden gem is the perfect island escape.

You won't be stuck for things to do, with kayaking, fishing, snorkeling and windsurfing just some of the options on offer.

There's some incredible wildlife on the island too: go swimming with wild pigs, turtles and stingrays, and look out for iguanas.

Meanwhile the luxurious three-bedroom house has its own private beach and unrivalled views of the breathtaking landscape, but if you are looking for somewhere a bit vibrant for dinner then it's just a short walk to the nearby Ty's Sunset Bar & Grill.

How much? Prices start from £555 ($720) a night. Click here for booking information .

Cheap flights:British Airways has direct return flights to the Bahamas from £649 .

6. Private Island Rental - Thousand Islands, Wellesley Island, New York

a large body of water: Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals This beautiful, private island log cottage sits on Lake of the Isles, which is renowned for its unusually warm water temperatures.

After a day of swimming, guests can unwind on the wrap around deck while they enjoy stunning 360-degree waterfront views.

This gorgeous home has everything you could want including a natural stone hot tub, satellite TV, outdoor stereo speaker system, water treatment system, as well as luxurious furnishings including 6 beds, leather & log cabin style sofas.

How much? Prices start from £470 ($604) a night. Click here for booking information .

Cheap flights:TripAdvisor has a host of cheap flights to New York available from £357 .

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7. East Sister Rock Island, Marathon Shores, Florida

a blue and swimming in the water: Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals Perfectly situated in the heart of the Florida Keys and just a short, three-minute boat ride from the mainland, East Sister Rock Island is the perfect tropical escape.

The house has three bedrooms and two baths, and has 19 sliding glass doors that offer the best views and ocean breeze from every part of the house.

For a very billionaire-worthy entrance, guests can also arrive by helicopter as the rental features its very own launch pad!

How much? Prices start from £1,250 ($1,613) a night. Click here for booking information .

Cheap flights: You can bag seats from £321 on TripAdvisor including a departures from a host of UK airports such as Bristol, London, Norwich, Leeds and Edinburgh. 

8. Cherry Island, Canada

water next to a tree: Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals This multi-million dollar cottage sits atop a 4-acre private island in Ontario's Muskoka Lakes Region, and boasts 6 bedrooms and bathrooms.

It makes for the ultimate beach break, as the private beach has everything including its own bar, campfire, picnic table and hammock, as well as plenty of beach toys and sports equipment (canoes, kayaks and a paddle board).

Meanwhile, its open lake views makes for some seriously breathtaking backdrops especially at sunset time.

How much? Prices start from £1,900 ($2,466) a night. Click here for booking information .

Cheap flights:Canadian Affair often has great deals and discounts including flights from £344pp

9. Exclusive Private Island Custom, Belize

Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals Boasting five bedrooms and six bedrooms, this impressive estate can hold up to 14 guests.

Offering breathtaking views of the Maya Mountains it's the epitome of a luxurious getaway: you'll have access to the island's boat and your own personal driver, as well as a full staff to help cater to your every need.

Meanwhile there's plenty of watersports equipment if you want to make use of the private beach, but if you're not in the mood for sand then there's also a large freshwater pool which includes a layout deck, covered seating area and even pool volleyball.

How much? Prices start from £1,160 ($1,643) a night. Click here for booking information .

Cheap flights: You can bag return flights to Belize from £617.57 on Expedia , with a host of UK airports including London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester.

10. Royal Belize, Belize

a train traveling down tracks next to a body of water: Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: TripAdvisor Rentals Get ready to dive into the adventure of a lifetime!

This fully-staffed, private island rental in Belize sleeps 18 and includes unlimited access to sea kayaks, snorkeling gear, paddle boards, and more.

There's even an island chef to serve you up some mouthwatering local cuisine - or whatever other foodie delights take your fancy.

How much? Prices start from £3,860 ($5,000) a night. Click here for booking information .

Cheap flights:Return flights to Belize from £617.57 on Expedia , with a host of UK airports including London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester.

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