Renting a beach house is the best course of action for those traveling in large groups, but if you can afford a few thousand dollars more, a private island in the tropics is the way to go.
There are a lot more of them than you would care to know. From the white sandy beaches in the Bahamas to a cozy island for two in the Virgin Islands, here are some cool places to check out.
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Grenada – Calivingy Island
At $124,000 a night, Grenada’s private island is the perfect getaway for big reunions and weddings, with 25 suites and cottages that could accommodate the entire entourage.
The French-inspired furnishings also fill the lovely residences and the 15 bedrooms all have luxurious king-sized beds for romantic and relaxing evenings to look forward to.
The staff includes a butler, a maid, chef, and security. For a bit of extra charge, you can also get your own firework displays, massage services, and an access to a gorgeous 173-foot yacht.
Outside is a portable movie screen for midnight viewings under the stars, but if you seek more adventure, there are jet skis, snorkeling equipment, and private jogging trail and a 44-foot picnic boat for two.
For those not too keen on the open sea, there is also a heated freshwater pool with a swimbar.