Top 10 Private Islands
Tips for buying a private island:
1. Make sure you actually visit the island, don't just be an armchair buyer.
2. If possible, rent the island for a week or two, so that you find out what island living is really about.
3. Check out accessibility. How difficult or easy is it to get to the island? How close can you get your yacht to the island?
4. Find out if there are governmental restrictions on buying or building on the island, especially if you are a foreigner.
5. How far do you have to go to get provisions?
6. Determine what communications capabilities you have. Cellphone service? Satellite?
Here are ten islands worth checking out:
Great Hans Lollik and Little Hans Lollik Islands, $45,000,000, over 500 acres, off of St. Thomas,Virgin Islands, part of the United States. Offered by Vladi Private Islands.
Unnamed Bora Bora island, $40,000,000, in the French Polynesia. Offered by Coldwell Banker Morrisons Private Islands.
Cerralvo Island, 35,000,000, approximately 35,000 acres, off Baja California, in the Sea of Cortez, near La Paz, Mexico. Offered by Vladi Private Islands
Pakatoa Island, 35,000,000, off of Auckland, New Zealand. Offered by Vladi Private Islands
Unnamed Washington, DC area island, $25,000,000, located in the Potomac River, had three houses on it. Offered by Coldwell Banker Morrisons Private Islands.
Coakley Cay, $25,000,000, with 340 acres, located in the Exumas, in the Bahamas. Vladi Private Islands
Unnamed Greek Island in the Ionian Sea, $25,000,000, located in the Echinadon Islands, in the Ionian Sea, in Greece. Vladi Private Islands
Thatch Cay, 24,000,000, about 230 acres, near St. Thomas and St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Vladi Private Islands
Little Ragged Island, $23,500,000, in the Ragged Island Cays, in the Bahamas. Vladi Private Islands
Singer Castle on Dark Island, $22,000,000. The castle has 28 rooms and 13 fireplaces. Located in Chippewa Bay, in the Thousand Islands, on the St. Lawrence Seaway, in the US. Listed by Sotheby's International Realty