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.
Seattle telecom billionaire Craig McCaw has listed his 780-acre private island off the coast of Vancouver, British Columbia, for $75 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
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
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
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
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
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
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