January 4, 2012 at 10:37 am #56474
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…
January 5, 2012 at 3:26 am #107393
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.
January 5, 2012 at 8:34 am #107394
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………
January 5, 2012 at 9:15 am #107395
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
January 10, 2012 at 9:36 am #107469
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 🙄
January 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm #107474
Angie, you have been on Madera space cake !!!!!!
May 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm #82663
The island of Tanera Mòr, the largest of the Summer Isles in North West Scotland, is for sale for 2.5 million GBP.
May 9, 2013 at 8:14 pm #82660
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.
May 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm #82662
That Island in Scotland would have to have oil underneath for me to consider it 😆 😆
May 10, 2013 at 7:37 am #82658
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.
May 10, 2013 at 11:38 am #82652
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. 😆
May 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm #82648
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. 😥
May 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm #82645
July 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm #116439
Ballast Key island, one of the Florida Keys, is on the market for $15.8 million.
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