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Private islands for rent around the world

travel Updated: Oct 30, 2012 12:59 IST

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Around the world, a few owners are renting out their islands for vacationers who want to spend a luxury holiday in a private haven. Here is a selection of the best spots around the world.

Melody Key, Florida, USA

A private island accessed only by boat from Summerland Key, Florida, Melody boasts one little house that can accommodate 10 people. Its heated pool, hot tub and 360° ocean view promise a dream holiday, while sporty holidaymakers can enjoy various activities like snorkeling and kayaking in clear waters. Use of the island's catamaran is included.

From $10,000 a week per person (price excluding taxes and food)

Musha Cay, Bahamas

Hidden in the Caribbean, Musha Cay is an island owned by David Copperfield. Visitors can sunbathe on its 3 km white sandbar or enjoy one of its 40 beaches. Featuring a tennis court, a spa, a snooker table and a nautical center, the island is a favorite of many stars like John Travolta and Oprah Winfrey. The island can host 24 people.

From $37,500 a day per person for a minimum stay of four nights

Ile des Deux Cocos, Mauritius

On the southeast side of Mauritius, this island is home to the Governor's villa, a 252 square meter Moorish style mansion. It has two bedrooms -- one featuring a jacuzzi. A groundskeeper, valet and chef attend to the hosts' needs. When it is not rented as a unit, the island is open to visitors for a few hours.

$4,918 a night per person, all inclusive

Ariara Island, Philippines

Located north of Palawan, the 125 hectare island counts eight villas with a contemporary design, where 17 people can stay and enjoy the nautical activities and sports.

From $375 to $570 a night per person

Wadigi Island, Fidji

In the Mamanuca Islands archipelago, the Wadigi island has a villa with 3 suites welcoming up to six people. With two chefs, a maid and a boat captain at their service, guests can enjoy two private beaches and an infinity pool.

From $2,388 a day per couple