We’ve all dreamt of staying on a private island, and in Belize – amid dolphins, coral, palm trees and a putting-green helipad – you can do just that.
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, 8 mi (13km) 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, wifi, 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 water, so 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 Little Peter Oasis is close enough to the mainland that you can tour Mayan ruins, go cave tubing, rappel down waterfalls or ride ziplines.
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 enjoy the pelicans circling above, dreaming of what tomorrow might bring.
How much will it cost?
You didn’t think this was going to be a budget break, did you? Packages start at £5,800 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.
This luxury accommodation is perfect for anyone looking to escape the daily grind. Imagine waking up to these incredible views on your own island… Little Peter Oasis Villa comfortably sleeps four people with extra room for an additional guest in the family room.