Little Peter Oasis is a private islet you can rent out through Airbnb, and it offers both the desert-island dream and some serious luxury. It’s in the Caribbean, eight miles (13 kilometers) east of Belize’s tropical coastline. You’ll have it all to yourself, with just one property on the island – a bungalow with two bedrooms, mahogany floors and a spacious dining room.
The island is well set up, with a chef to prepare food, a concierge, Wi-Fi, and a helipad that doubles as a golf hole. But most visitors are here for the surroundings.
Decking encircles the bungalow and a wooden jetty reaches out into the sea, meaning you can lounge and check out the lagoon and surrounding sea, or dive straight in. You can swim, snorkel, paddleboard, kayak or fish, and the Belize Barrier Reef – among the world’s largest – is 15 minutes away by boat.
One of the best ways to appreciate the surroundings is to parasail above them, rising high above the island’s palm-fringed shore. And the Little Peter Oasis is close enough to the mainland that you can head across to tour Mayan ruins, go cave tubing, rappel down waterfalls or ride zip lines.
However, if you’re staying in a place like this, you may prefer to sit back and dream. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to soak in this remote slice of the Caribbean while sipping drinks, watching the changing light and pelicans circle above and dreaming of what tomorrow might bring.
You didn’t think this was going to be a budget break, did you? Packages start at $5,800 plus tax for four nights all-inclusive (with up to four guests), with more expensive packages rolling in stays in the mainland, including two nights in the Maya Mountains.