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You Can Rent This Island for a Mere $60,000 a Week

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Ariara is an island in the Philippines that you can rent for a week, costing you between $30,000 and $60,000. 

Feeling like you need a vacation that really feels like home? Ariara is an 125-acre island in the Phillippines owned by British couple Charlie and Carrie McCulloch, who bought the island and decided that just having a lodge isn’t enough.

They’ve been in business of renting their island for the past four years.

Instead of just a beach getaway, guests can basically customize their trip by choosing what activities to partake in, what food to eat (freshly-caught fish every day, maybe by you!), and even where to stay (either a jungle cabana or a waterfront beach cottage).


Remember, you have an entire island to yourself and your friends for a week with 30 employees ready to take you on whatever adventures you can think up.

The McCullochs say the island is only booked about one-third of the time but it is still a profitable business.

Their guests come from all over the world and essentially pay $500 a night for a week’s stay depending on how many guests, not including alcohol or fuel for the 12 boats at the island.


Ariara is pristine and a change for tourists visiting other, more crowded islands in the Philippines.

“It needs to stay in my mind, exactly the same concept,” Charlie says. “Which is untouched, unspoiled.”

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You Can Rent This Island for a Mere $60,000 a Week