Buy an island near Venice for $28 Million

San Spirito Island, situated in a lagoon that is a ten-minute boat ride to Venice’s San Marco Square, is now for sale with an asking price of €28 million. The private island has 3,500 square meters of existing historical structures and the potential of an additional 4,500 square meters of new construction. “The island could … Continued

Sheikh of Qatar Looking to Buy Greek Island Skorpios

Financially troubled Greece has put a ton of state assets up for sale, including some of its famous islands. One interested buyer is Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the ruling Emir of Qatar, who wants to acquire two islands in the Ionian Sea, including Skorpios Island. The private island formerly belonged to famed Greek … Continued

World’s Largest Artificial Island For Sale

An island created in 1890 by King Christian IX is now for sale. Middelgrundsfortet is the largest artificial island, not connected to land, in the world. The island, located only 15 minutes off the coast of the Danish capital, is approximately 70.000 m2 with a built up area of approximately 15.000 m2. During recent years … Continued

Paul Allen’s private island for sale‎

Microsoft cofounder and billionaire tech investor Paul Allen is selling his 292-acre private island off the coast of Washington. The 292-acre island features a log home, airstrip, dock, beaches and 44 tax lots. Allen bought it in 1992 with plans to build a vacation home there. Instead, he built his vacation home on Lopez Island, … Continued

Richard Branson’s Necker Island Villa Burns in Fire

Kate Winslet and members of Richard Branson‘s family escaped unharmed Monday when a lightning storm hit the Virgin tycoon’s Caribbean island home, which was destroyed in a blaze. Winslet carried Branson’s 90-year-old mother Eve out of The Great House on Necker Island as the flames took hold in the early hours of the morning. “She … Continued

Sir Richard Branson’s paradise island for rent

Holidaymakers can now rent Sir Richard Branson‘s private leisure haven, Makepeace Island, located 20 minutes from Noosa in Queensland, Australia. Once a muddy patch of land floating in the Noosa River, this 9.2 hectares heart-shaped island has been transformed into an ultra-luxurious Balinese-style retreat. Since buying Makepeace in 2007, Branson’s reserved his Balinese-style retreat for … Continued

In Dubai, the state of The World is in dispute

A cluster of 300 artificial islands off Dubai‘s coast in the shape of a global map is stable, its developer Nakheel insists, despite a court claim alleging that “The World” was neglected and eroding away. “There is no issue with the stability of The World islands that are approximately 70 percent sold and handed over,” … Continued