Architects around the world are coming up with new ways to provide residents with that private island feel thanks to the new floating villas.
Espalmador is a 137 hectare island in the Balearic Islands that lies between Ibiza and Formentera in the Mediterranean.
We round up some of the finest luxury hotels and resorts that will be opening by the end of 2016.
One Australian man is now the lucky owner of a 16-room resort
Forgoing the usual method of simply selling a property, one Australian couple will be giving it away to one lucky winner.
These dream addresses could be yours – well, at least for a few days.
This UNESCO hideaway offers unprecedented luxury and personalized services despite its seclusion and exclusivity.
TripAdivsor’s list of the most romantic hotels is here and we select five of our favorites in time for a romantic getaway.
Greece has as many as 6000 islands – 227 of which are inhabited – and if you buy now it’s likely to be the best deal you’ll ever get.
Long Island, an undeveloped, roughly 4,600-acre private island in South Carolina, is on the market for $29 million.
Isola di Mal Ventre, an island off the coast of Sardinia, is on sale now for a mere €1.5 million (around $2 million).
After burning to the ground in a spectacular fire two years ago, Sir Richard Branson’s luxury Caribbean Necker Island hideaway has reopened for business.
The latest private island to be auctioned off by Greece’s crisis-hit landowners will have a starting price of 10 million euros ($13.3 million).
Ekaterina Rybolovleva has bought the Skorpios island where shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis famously married Jacqueline Kennedy in the 1960s.
Jay-Z is reportedly looking to buy an island in the Bahamas for himself and wife, Beyonce.
Luxury Singapore hotel group Banyan Tree will open its first Indian hotel in the southern state of Kerala. It is set to open by the first quarter of 2013.
Around the world, a few owners are renting out their islands for vacationers who want to spend a luxury holiday in a private haven. Here is a selection of the best spots around the world.
L’Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, France’s richest woman, has sold a private island in the Seychelles to a firm linked to an ocean conservation foundation.
An Austrian firm has come up what it hopes is the next big thing for the mega-rich: a man-made, floating island with a list price of 5.2 million euros.
Billionaire Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison has bought 98 per cent of Hawaii’s sixth-largest island, Lanai.