Best Private Islands For Sale 2015

SLIDESHOW: Some delightful pictorial insights in our selection of islands that are currently up for sale.

The most appealing private islands currently on the market for those seeking some sanctuary and solitude, or even a sure-fire development opportunity.

The world is full of beautiful cities and urban landscapes with all the thrills and possibilities for social networking that one could desire. And yet such excitement does come at a cost. The pace of life is quickening and the sheer volume of people surging through our metropoles means that urban life can be a tad stressful, even for those with the means to live in comfort and luxury.

It is therefore not very difficult to work out the enduring appeal of the private island for those seeking some sanctuary and perhaps solitude in the modern world. So, here is our selection of some of the most appealing private islands currently on the market, compiled with the kind assistance of Private Islands Online and Vladi Private Islands.

(Note: there are a lot of important considerations and practicalities to be looked at before you take the step of starting to purchase your island, some of which are covered in our guide to buying a private island here.)

Nosy Valiha Island
Size: 1.977 acres
Price: US$16.3 million
Situated off the western tip of Madagascar, unspoilt is the keyword here as the natural flora and fauna of the island has been carefully conserved. Bird lovers will appreciate the presence of the rare Madagascar fish eagle, among other species. An extensive coral reef and beautiful white sands complete the natural bliss. The island is big enough to support a mobile-phone mast and an airstrip.

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Petra Island
Size:
11 acres
Price:
on application
Sitting on New York’s Lake Mahopac and on the small side as far as our list goes at 11 acres. But this one is definitely big on location (80km from New York; a mere 15 minutes by helicopter) and on accommodation, with two houses designed by acclaimed US architect Frank Lloyd Wright: a 1,200 square foot cottage; and a 5,000 square foot main residence. Definitely one for the architectural and design heads. The island also has a helicopter-landing pad and is accessible from the mainland by boat.

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Nananu-i-cake and Mabua Islands
Size: 600 acres (subject to survey)
Price: by negotiation
With a location around 1km from the north coast of Fiji’s largest island Viti Levu, these islands are being offered on a freehold basis and with a significant infrastructure already in place. So, we’re talking roads, trails and a deep-water jetty. Similarly, accommodation is well covered with a main house with four bedrooms, two traditional Fijian Bure cottages, three staff houses and stables and paddocks. With phone lines, Internet and satellite you’re sure to be well housed and well connected.

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Buck Island
Size: 44.37 acres
Price: on application
A freehold offering in the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, this island, which has often played host to royalty and dignitaries, has a definite feeling of luxury. Think soft-white sands and high-end accommodation, with a main house and two guest cottages. However, it’s not all about the mod cons, with a maximum height of 140ft above sea level, natural rock formations and abundant birdlife and flowers, there’s plenty of communing with nature to be had.

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Lake Mälaren
Size: 61.77 acres
Price: US$5.3 million
Close to Stockholm (about an hour away by boat) and saturated in history, this island would definitely appeal to boaters and fishermen. It comes with a protected bay and a 50m quay that could be the perfect launching pad for an exploration of the waters around the Stockholm archipelago. Also on the island is a villa, hunting lodge and stables. If that wasn’t enough, an 11th century Viking stronghold and a historic hill fort should prove to be some decidedly good talking points when showing guests around. Previously owned by Tiger Woods, it won’t be a suprise that there are six golf tee-off areas in the picture.

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Nukudrau Island
Size: 46 acres
Price: on application
More Fijian delights, another freehold offering and, again, one for the nature lovers with pristine snorkelling, diving and fishing available in Netewa Bay in the South Pacific. The island has been divided into 25 lots, offering possibilities for resort development. Or you might just want to build your own modest castle, keep it all to yourself and watch the dolphins cavort in the bay.

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