Here’s a deal for you: two islands for the extremely expensive price of one. Situated just north of Vancouver in British Columbia’s Desolation Sound this pair of “islets” is connected by a small causeway and together total 85 acres of pristine Canadian wilderness. The private purchase of this rustic retreat includes a 13,600-square-foot main residence, a boathouse and dock, staff quarters, a guest house, and an aircraft hangar—just to name of a few of the extra amenities.
Sothebys; $26,467,099 USD
Big buyers in search of privacy, but not total isolation will find just the right amount of seclusion on this 8-acre oasis. Sandy Cay, located in the Bahamas' Abaco Islands, is accessible by a short 45-minute flight from Miami and boasts truly tropical landscapes with two white-sand beaches. Of course, no island this decadent would come without extravagant extras. The plot features a 5,400-square-foot main house all the watersport accessories you can imagine (paddleboards, kayaks, and a laser sailboat, to name a few), and even a fully equipped fitness center featuring Direct TV, surround sound capabilities, and a wet bar.
Sothebys; $10,900,000 USD
For an undeveloped plot of land, this unnamed private island in the Aegean Sea comes at a hefty price. Its sellers say it could be built into a residential or commercial hotel property, though. It features mountain views, a fishing ranch, plenty of oceanfront property, and a unique location accessible to Athens by speedboat in just 30 minutes.
Sothebys; $47,964,917 USD
If the dictionary featured a listing for the term “extravagant enclave,” you’d find a picture of Perot’s Island next to the description. Decked out with more luxurious amenities than most top-notch resorts, this Bermudan escape features an expansive 13,500-square-foot main residence complete with 18-foot ceilings, a stately drawing room, a cedar library, multiple dining rooms (both formal and informal), seven bedrooms, and two powder rooms. And of course that’s not all. Other decadent details include a 50-foot swimming pool, two bed pool pavilions, a tennis court and walking track, and most naturally, an unspoiled private beach including and jetty and boathouse.
Sothebys; $15,000,000 USD
Nestled among a row of cays in the Bahamas' Andros Islands, Bonefish may not come with many extra amenities, but compared to the price of most other islands, it’s practically a steal. Fishing enthusiasts will especially appreciate the patch of land for its extremely accessible bonefishing territory and for the rest, rugged terrain with 10-foot elevations, three small beaches, and traditional tropical foliage offer plenty more opportunities for adventure.
Sothebys; $599,000 USD
Sotheby’s describes this Abu Dhabi island quite accurately when calling it an “amazing estate.” With a sprawling, six-bedroom beachfront household, a private helipad, luxury spa, first-class fitness center, and a handful of watersport accessories, there's no doubt Nurai Island is anything short of astonishing. Oh and in case you were worried about where your staff might stay, don’t worry because there’s a chef’s quarter and maid’s chamber too.
Sothebys; $14,974,136 USD
Aptly labeled as a “paradise for nature lovers,” this private villa situated among an archipelago of 14 islets prides itself on low environmental impact through the optimization of natural light and ventilation. But even with its back-to-basic, eco-friendly features, the island is far from primitive. It includes a private massage pavilion, custom kitchens with individual wine cellars, built-in sound systems, flat screen TVs, and Wifi. All this amidst protected tropical forests and immaculate white sand beaches featuring some of Vietnams most coveted diving spots.
Sothebys; $1,700,000 USD
Serenity awaits behind the front gate entry to this modern but cozy three-acre estate tucked away in the corner of South Carolina’s Lady’s Island district. Ocean views are all around as well as the breathtaking sights of both the Saint Helena Sound and Morgan River. Perfect for an adventurous, active family, the island’s custom-designed home includes four bedrooms and three full baths, two fifty-inch Lennox Estate Fireplaces, a workshop, and ground floor covered dog run.
Sothebys; $1,495,000 USD
Imagine calling a castle-like fort on a quite French Island home; sure sounds like one hell of a childhood dream coming true. Located off the coast of Brittany, France, this unnamed intimate island boasts stunning sandy beaches and a more than 200-year-old fort that features its very own watchtower with a brilliant view of the sea, a fireplace lounge, and space for five more friends to stay.
Sothebys; $2,661,368 USD
Maybe it’s not tropical but this three-acre island off the coast of Maine can easily compete against listings that claim warm-weather whereabouts. Its convenient location provides easy access to remote relaxation amidst cozy, cottage accommodations surrounded by charming walking trails and exquisite beaches.
Sothebys; $2,250,000 USD