HOLIDAYING on a private island used to be for millionaires and celebrities only.
But Hotels.com has an entirely private island off the coast of Florida available next month from just $50pp (£38pp) a night.
Dubbed ‘the ultimate Friendsgiving upgrade’ by the accommodation website (but don’t let that put you off), it features a 3-bed, 2-bath, 5,000-square-foot vacation home with a veranda, boat dock, and helicopter launch pad.
The stay comes equipped with a boat for your personal use throughout the week, as well as kayaks and paddleboards.
The reservation also comes with a one-night private chef who will cook the a Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings.
A statement by the company reads: “2020 has really made us cherish the little things, like hanging out with friends IRL.”
It continues: “The seven-night stay from November 14–21 is a much-deserved upgrade to your annual Friendsgiving festivities.”
Josh Belkin, vice president, global brand Hotels.com said: “We’ve been inspired by how people have adapted their travel plans throughout the pandemic, taking trips closer to home and staying at our vacation rental properties.
“Spending time with family and friends over the holidays may look a little different this year, which is why Hotels.com is letting you reserve an entire private island to keep those yearly traditions like Friendsgiving.”
“Reserving just one night on this private island would typically run you $1,400 (£1,067).”
He added: “Hotels.com is offering this seven-night stay for a mega-discounted rate of less than $50 per person a night for your group of six.”
The experience is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Any Brits thinking of taking up the offer should be aware that US coronavirus restrictions mean that British nationals cannot currently enter the US if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil or China within the previous 14 days.
US citizens and permanent residents of the USA are exempt.
If you are eligible to enter the USA you must be prepared to self-isolate for up to 14 days after arrival
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