Private islands. They’re for billionaires and Bond villains, right?
It turns out that they’re much more affordable than you might think. Not cheap, but a study by Evoluted shows that there are some out there that you can snap up for less than the price of a UK two-bed city flat in the likes of Belize, Canada and the USA.
Treasure Caye, Belize – $650,000 (£470,000). Average two-bed London flat – £758,000
This gem of a private island sits in crystal clear waters – and costs less than the price of a two-bed London flat
For less than the price for the average two-bed London flat, you could snap up this gem of a private island.
It sits in ‘crystal clear aquamarine waters’ around 20 minutes by boat from Dangriga Town.
Visit www.privateislandsonline.com/central-america/belize/treasure-caye for more information.
Gillis Island, on Prince Edward Island, Canada – $110,000 (£79,000). Average two-bed Manchester flat – £227,000
Gillis Island has remained largely untouched since 1750 and comes with a large sandy shorefront
Private Islands Online describes Gillis Island as a ‘private paradise’ that has ‘remained largely untouched since the Acadians first settled the surrounding community of Eldon in 1750.
You can paddle to the island in around 10 minutes and it comes with 200ft of south-facing sandy shorefront.
Visit www.privateislandsonline.com/canada/princeedwardisland/gillis-island for more.
Bensley Island, Ontario, Canada – $300,000 (£216,000). Average two-bed Brighton flat – £323,000
Fancy an island with protected coves, secluded sunbathing spots and amazing views? Bensley Island is just the ticket
Bensley Island offers ’12 acres of natural beauty with White Pine and protected coves’.
Plus, the new owners will enjoy ‘spectacular views from sunrise to sunset’ and the chance to swim and sunbathe in seclusion.
Visit www.privateislandsonline.com/canada/ontario/georgian-bay/bensley-island for more.
Howard Island, Michigan, USA – $395,000 (£285,000). Average two-bed Cambridge flat – £346,000
Howard Island comes with two cottages and a boathouse and sits 12 miles from the Canadian border
With Howard Island, your $395,000 (£285,000) lands you an enticing slice of land with a two-bed cottage, a guest cottage that sleeps four and a garage/boathouse.
It sits 12 miles from the Canadian border and half a mile from the Drummond Island Yacht Haven.
Visit www.privateislandsonline.com/united-states/michigan/howard-island for more.
Half Island, Nova Scotia, Canada – $65,000 (£47,000). Average two-bed Birmingham flat – £185,000
This island is a wild experience – a place where bald eagles swoop and deer roam. Plus, the fishing is reputedly excellent
This is an island for wildlife-lovers.
Private Islands Online says: ‘Enjoy a day of paddling up and down the Inhabitants Bay and in and around the various coves. Watch the bald eagles fly overhead. The fishing is excellent. Deer, loons, bald eagles and a variety of other wildlife are in abundance.’
The island, says the listing, comes with an Air Stream camper shell left by the previous owner and is included in the purchase price ‘as is’.
Visit www.privateislandsonline.com/canada/novascotia/half-island for more.
Six-acre beachfront parcel, Southern Long Caye, Belize – $150,000 (£108,000). Average two-bed Edinburgh flat – £243,000
A six-acre beachfront parcel of land is up for sale on this island, which sits amid one of the world’s biggest reefs
This six-acre plot on Southern Long Caye comes with a white-sand beach and sits within the Western Hemisphere’s largest reef.
The listing suggests the new owners might like to use it to develop a resort compound.
Visit www.privateislandsonline.com/central-america/belize/6-acre-beachfront-parcel-southern-long-caye for more.
This article is based on a study by Evoluted. Visit www.evoluted.net/studies/luxury-islands/ for more.