Looking to find solitude, get back to nature and escape to the ultimate haven for relaxation? Then you may be in the market for your very own private island.
It’s not hard to daydream about island life. Quiet, secluded and a safe haven from the chaos of the world amid COVID-19, who wouldn’t want that all wrapped up with sandy beaches, wilderness and peace and quiet.
While purchasing an island on your own might not be, ahem, in everyone’s budget, we can all dream, right? Here are three of the most phenomenal private islands for sale around the world right now.
Set across 1,393sqm and located in the stunning archipelago of the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas, this private island is truly breathtaking and offers the best of nature right at your doorstep.
There are five buildings that make up this amazing complex, that happen to be hurricane-proof and fully air-conditioned.
The main lodge is completely surrounded by 360 degrees of breathtaking views of the island, the Atlantic Ocean and the Sea of Abaco. It’s most definitely an entertainer’s dream with a chef-designed professional kitchen, gorgeous maple bar, indoor dining with seating for 14, and an expansive covered patio, which provides the ideal spot to enjoy a cocktail and the ocean breeze.
Elsewhere, there are three separate bungalows with nine suites across the entire complex.
The shallow bay is a nursery for turtles, fish and conch and there have been offshore sightings of the bottlenose dolphins that reside in the Sea of Abaco. The waters surrounding the cay are also legendary for both shallow water and deep-sea fishing.
If you’re in the market for a private island, the purchase of this one comes with keys to the island’s motorboats, jet skis, wave runners, inflatable zodiac and a 21ft trimaran. All furnishings and furniture are also included in the sale of this island.
You’ll pay: $11.54m ($US8.2m)
2. Urania Island Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
If you’re looking for a private island that packs a lot of fun for the entire family, then this stunning spot in Ontario, Canada has something for all generations.
With a gorgeous blue main cottage home that leads down to a jetty, there’s so much on offer with the gorgeous backdrop of the island and the surrounding waters. Sunset swim, catch a few rays or yoga by the water? There is even a kid’s beach and two boathouses that can act as guest houses.
And if you’re the type who likes to keep active when relaxing on your private island, this one comes complete with an outside gym. For adventure lovers, there are also kayak racks and boat slips.
If you prefer to spend your time relaxing, there are plenty of spots for this with dining verandahs perfect for happy hour and entertaining spaces with water views dotted everywhere.
You’ll pay: $4.1m ($US2.9m)
3. Big Grand Cay Archipelago, Abaco, Bahamas
Um, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had arrived at a five-star resort when you lay eyes on Big Grand Cay Archipelago.
Featuring two main residences, the cay also includes eight gorgeous cottages all located on the beach or waterfront.
The Asian-style Great House is the island’s main feature and takes in stunning views across the pool, marina and archipelago estate.
Like all good private island properties, it has been designed for entertaining and fine living in mind. Not only are the interiors well appointed (think an onyx bar, vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling doors), there’s also a chef’s kitchen perfect for hosting soirees.
Nearby is another residence – an original four-bedroom manor home built in the 1950s, which played host to a number of celebrities, including former US President Richard Nixon.
On a short buggy ride across the island you’ll take in three more new cottages on the white sandy beach and hundreds of coconut palms on the northern shoreline, creating the ultimate island view.
There are also tennis and basketball courts if you fancy getting your steps in each day.
You’ll pay: $40.8m ($US29m)