Owning a private island is the ultimate escape. No one buys a private island looking for a faster pace. The key is creating a place that functions as an actual refuge one where you can live for weeks, if not months, without interruption. Find solitude and relaxation in these beautiful islands quiet, safe havens with one’s own private, sandy beaches. If you’ve ever dreamed of buying a private island of your own (who hasn’t?) here are the 5 of the most tempting Private Islands up for sale around the globe.
Lataro Island, Vanuatu
Price: About $10 million
Size: Approximately 800 acres
Bedrooms: 4, plus staff quarters for 18
Lataro Island (Leasehold island, 75 years lease, lasts until 2082) is an 800 acre private island located off the coast of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu’s northern islands. 90% is untouched by man. Old growth rainforests, together with a wonderful array of flora and fauna has lain undisturbed for thousands of years.
Fort Morgan Cay, Honduras
Price: $19.5 million
Size: 32 acres
Bedrooms: 8, plus staff quarters for 12
Fort Morgan Cay is a stunningly gorgeous 32 acre private island located in Port Royal, a protected harbor on the eastern side of Roatan, one of the bay islands of Honduras. The Island managers live full-time on the cay and staff stays over when guests are on the island. During your stay on the cay, aside from our staff your group will be the only ones on FMC. Fort Morgan Cay is a piece of living history as well. In the early 1700’s it was home to a Spanish fort, hence its name. To this day it still has the remains of the wall as well as other original infrastructure intact.
Motukawaiti Island, New Zealand
Price: About $10.7 million
Size: 94 acres
Motukawaiti Island is the most southern island in the Cavalli Islands, a short boat trip off Matauri Bay or an hour’s fast boast trip north of the Bay of Islands is far quicker by helicopter. This freehold island is 38 hectares in total on three separate titles.
Potato Island, Connecticut
Price: $4.9 million
Size: 1 acre
Potato Island, one of Connecticut’s Thimble Islands, is a 1 acre, potato-shaped granite island a two-minute boat ride from Stony Creek. Built in 1912, the 3,871 square foot home has four bedrooms and 3 baths. It radiates New England charm, but features modern upgrades throughout. This tiny slice of paradise can be all yours for only $4.9 million.
Eshpabekong Island, Ontario
Price: $2.5 million
Size: 10.5 acres
Eshpabekong Island is two hours north of Toronto including the boat ride making a weekend break from the city as easy to coordinate as a long, luxurious holiday. Eshpabekong Island provides a front-row seat for this wilderness wonderland, including unlimited swimming opportunities right off its shores and convenient access to Georgian Bay Islands National Park, with its well-marked cycling and hiking trails through forests of sugar maples, beech and conifers.