Up to 15% off escapes
Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.
Idyllic Airbnb private islands you can have all to yourself
A list of Airbnb’s best private islands or isolated beachside accommodation options.
Most people dream of escaping the rat race. What greater escape could there be than marooning yourself on a desert island?
If you can’t commit to the Robinson Crusoe life full-time, it’s possible to cast yourself away for a shorter space of time. Airbnb is now offering stays on private islands and isolated, uninhabited stretches of coast in countries around the world.
Airbnb private islands in New Zealand
Where is it? Forsyth Island, Marlborough, New Zealand
This slice of paradise can be found in New Zealand’s Marlborough region. The island boasts accommodation options with either hillside or coastal views, and guests can choose between the Lodge Te Paruparu or the Shorebeach Cottage, each fully-equipped with everything you need for a self-catered vacation. You’ll also have the freshest seafood and wines from local vineyards to enjoy. You can book a stay with Vladi Private Islands.
Where is it? Slipper Island, Waikato, New Zealand
The Coromandel Peninsula is where Slipper Island calls home. Spend your time basking on your own private beach or making the most of the water with a choice of sporting activities. With space for up to 12 guests, there’s plenty of room for your entire party to stay throughout the lodge and the five separate chalets. The Island’s Maori heritage can also be explored, with some sites dating back to before European settlement. You can book a stay with Vladi Private Islands.
See more private islands on sites like Airbnb
Where is it? The Whitsunday Coast, Queensland
Located on the northern end of the Whitsunday Coast, Camp Island will have you watching the reds and oranges of the sun illuminate the sky every evening. The accommodation is right on the seaside and hosts four bedrooms. Each bedroom is fitted with luxe linens, has its own ensuite and private balcony. The island also comes with an in-ground pool, tennis courts and powered watercrafts upon request.Check availability
Where is it? Coles Bay, Tasmania
Nestled off the eastern coast of Tasmania, Picnic Island is the pinnacle of comfort. Spend your evenings wrapped by the suspended fireplace which overlooks the surrounding sea. You and nine other friends or family are able to stay across the five bedrooms. By the strike of dusk you’ll be able to see the local penguins and shearwaters return to the island. The space also features adequate dining space, outdoor lounge areas, decks and a kitchen.Check availability
Where is it? Coron, Palawan, Philippines
Small Bamboo is a cluster of bamboo huts raised above the beach in the Culion island chain in the west of the Philippines. There’s room for 14 guests across 7 bedrooms. Small Bamboo also features a sunset lounge, a reggae bar and dining areas. The food philosophy at the location is farm to kitchen, so you can expect locally caught seafood and homegrown vegetables and citrus fruits to feature on the menu.Check availability
Where is it? El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
No roads lead to Ipil Waterfront. You can only get there via a 10-minute boat ride from El Nido town. The waterfront is home to a three-bedroom villa and it has its own strip of vanilla-coloured sand. When you stay there, you can fill your days with island-hopping trips, kayaking, sunset dinners and beach volleyball.Check availability
Latest deals from sites like Airbnb
More guides on Finder
6 Gold Coast hotels with private Jacuzzis or spas right in your room
The blissful waters of your own private spa await at these luxurious hotels on the Gold Coast.
Family holiday destinations in Australia
Australia’s not short on kid-friendly locations, so we picked ten of the most fun locations around Australia to spend time with them over the study break.
Best places to visit in New South Wales
From tropical, offshore islands to scintillating wine regions, we’ve rounded up the best places to visit around the state .
New Zealand travel restrictions: Where you can go in January 2022
Find out everything you need to know to explore your own backyard in New Zealand.
Airbnb treehouses you need to stay in
A roundup of Airbnb’s top treehouses, everywhere from New South Wales to Thailand.
Airbnb tiny homes that you can’t help but book
Get ready to downsize on your next adventure with a plethora of tiny houses on Airbnb.
Best places to visit in Spain for 2022
Discover the hottest spots to visit in Spain, from Mediterranean beaches to a foodie’s paradise, world famous art and traditional Spanish culture with this list of the best places to visit in Spain.
14 sites and airlines where you can book flexible flight tickets on new bookings
Have to cancel a flight? These airlines are offering you flexibility when you need it most.
Where to buy oat milk online in New Zealand
Looking to shop for oat milk online? We’ve rounded up the retailers with a great selection of the delicious milk alternative in stock.
Where to buy bleach online in New Zealand
Looking to keep your home germ-free? We’ve rounded up a list of retailers that let you shop high-quality bleach products online.
Ask an Expert