Private islands for sale

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  • #56474
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    I’m always intrigued by private islands. I thought I would start a thread to record and discuss some of the most eye-catching private islands that come onto the market, in Spain and elsewhere.

    To start with, here is Cave Cay, a private island in the Bahamas, on the market for $110 million. Not sure it will sell for that…

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/cave-cay-bahamas-110-million-private-island-2011-12?op=1#ixzz1iU61hc5j

  • #107393
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    Going under when the sea level goes up. =)

    I agree though. There is something special about owning an island… almost like being your own king.

  • #107394
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    seems relatively cheap Mark; ABromovich paid $75,000,000 for a small estate on St Barth recently…….. plot is about 50,000m2 and a few houses scattered around.. no mooring rights and the beach in front is public………

  • #107395
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    You have a point UBEDA. I read he paid $90 million.

    Another island on the market is Kings Island (Denmark), said to be the largest man-made island in the world. Asking price $14 million

    http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-09-06/lifestyle/30127973_1_denmark-kings-island-fortress

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    I’ve always loved the idea of living on tropical islands since I was very young, it must be something to do with reading Robinson Crusoe, Treasure Island etc.

    We visited Turks and Caicos which was lovely but quite barren, great beaches though, Antigua too which had almost English fields but hot weather. Mahe in Seychelles is my favourite. Closer to home, Djerba in Tunisia as well as other Med islands we all have probably been too. Madeira was nice and very interesting and the Portuguese were very friendly, more so to Brits than the Spanish I think, probably because we were allies years ago. Still had the barking dogs problems near residential areas though.

    Had thought about buying in the Bahamas or Caymans/T & Cs once, but put off by the hurricane horror stories and whilst the island shown above in Bahamas looks great, I’m sure one day a hurricane will rip those rooves off with their large overhangs, they don’t seem to build hurricane safe buildings in Caribbean and Southern states of America 🙄

  • #107474
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    Angie, you have been on Madera space cake !!!!!!

  • #82663
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    The island of Tanera Mòr, the largest of the Summer Isles in North West Scotland, is for sale for 2.5 million GBP.

  • #82660
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    Ekaterina Rybolovleva, daughter of the Russian Oligarch Dmitri Rybolovlev, is said to have paid 100 million $USD for a portfolio of assets, chief among which was the Greek island of Skorpios, from the heiress of Aristóteles Onassis.

  • #82662
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    That Island in Scotland would have to have oil underneath for me to consider it 😆 😆

  • #82658
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    Qatari emir buys six Greek islands for a song

    Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani pays €8.5m for Ionian retreats for family with seller happy to strike deal after 18 months of red tape

    The Greek island of Oxia, was the Qatari emir’s first purchase, which cost €5m.

  • #82652
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    @mgspain wrote:

    All those Islands are too flat, you need a hollowed out mountain where the top opens up and enough space for a large control room.

    Too right. 😆

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  • #82648
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    You cannot buy sovereignty with an island. So what’s the point? Except I do like the Barclay brothers island off Sark. A tax haven with great access. There’s a point. 😥

  • #82645
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    @logan wrote:

    You cannot buy sovereignty with an island. So what’s the point? Except I do like the Barclay brothers island off Sark. A tax haven with great access. There’s a point. 😥

    I think that the days of European Tax Havens are numbered though.

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  • #116439
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    Ballast Key island, one of the Florida Keys, is on the market for $15.8 million.

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