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A Guide to Buying Your Own Island

an iglucruise.com infographic GUIDE TO Byig kus Owe JAlond Oue Almnad some spare money lyjing arond! so, you may wanl lo consider buying your oun phivole island. STEP ONE: CHOICES, CHOICES Which countries have the most islands? Norway 50,000 Finland 179,584 Japan 3,000 Sweden Canada 53,000 221,800 Greece 6,000 Philippines 7,107 Maldives 2,000 Indonesia 17,504 221,800 Number of Islands per Country Of the 500,000 islands located in the above 9 countries, only 2% have a permanent population. That leaves around 490,000 technically uninhabited. 2% of Islands About 10,000 As for the whole world, forty seven (or 25%) of the world's countries are classed as island countries. Greece is a new hot favourite as it has started selling and long-term leasing some of its 6,000 islands to save its economy. Private island sales go for as little as 2m Euros here, and Pamela Anderson has her own Greek island. GREECE STEP TWO: BUDGET LOW That's right, the cheapest island price on record sold for $12,500 off the Brazilian coast in 2009. It's just under one acre and holds a special surprise – there is a diamond ring worth $43,000 still hidden on it. Realistically the cheapest islands in desirable locations like Florida average $500,000. These come with no developments or facilities, and often have poor access. Talonda in fis Bedget Isla Gatun Country: Panama Price: $30,000 USD Île Nil Eaton Country: Canada Price: $200,000 CAD Aslom Island Country: Philippines Price: $400,000 USD Size: 0.74 Acres I$40,540/acre Features: Cell Coverage, Septic Tank with Toilet Bowl Size: 0.6 Acres Size: 42 Acres I$333,333/acre Features: 3 Bedroom I $9,523/acre Features: Nearly 1 Kilometer of Beachfront, Cottage, Dock, Rowboat, 2 Canoes 500 Coconut Trees MEDIUM Many Northerly islands, i.e those around Canada, can be bought at a fraction of the tropical equivalent. OTHER COSTS TO CONSIDER Power and telephone service included in this budget is rare. Any developments needed generally cost 1.5x that of mainland $15-60 each $30,000 $150,000 to $500,000 per acre Palm Land Filling & Levelling Water & Power projects. Trees (Imported from Mainland) Usually comes with some basic facilities. May include: Staff Livestock Water and air access points Water facilities Housing Thlonds is lis Balget Rendezvous Point Horse Island, MA Country: United States Price: $750,000 USD Size: 3.0 Acres Geraldo Island Country: Belize Price: $500,000 USD Size: 16.3 Acres I$30,674/acre Features: Dolphins, Flats Fishing (As Featured on ESPN) Country: Brazil Price: €720,00o0 Size: 2718 Acres | About $337US/acre Features: Good Access, Cell & Landline 1$250,000/acre Features: Abundant Wild Blackberries, Cedars, and Hardwoods Telephone Connections HIGH Large, fully developed islands in tropical locations can price up to hundreds of millions. Property and media moguls David and Frederick Barclay bought Brecqhou island in the English Channel for $3.5m in 1993. Some islands come with entire communities. German artist Marlin Eckhard Maruma purchased Eigg Island off Scotland for $2.3m and became the laird of its 76 inhabitants. They went on to build a castle there which cost around $130m. Lalands in Tis Bedget Great Whale Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $80 Million USD Children's Bay Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $60 Million USD Charles Island Country: Bahamas Price: $39 Million USD Size: 850 Acres Size: 167 Acres Size: 55 Acres I $94,118/acre $359,281/acre Features: Power, Fresh Water, Marina $709,090/acre Features: 3 Power Lines, Features: 4000' Paved Runway, Excellent Diving Gov't Water & Phone Service Moraine Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $2.75 Million USD Little Hog Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $1.95 Million USD Size: 20 Acres I $97,500/acre Features: Swimming Lagoon, 3 Beaches Goat Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $39 Million USD Size: 55 Acres I $54,545/acre Features: Nearly 50-foot Elevation Size: 30 Acres I $91,667/acre Features: Dock, 3 Villas, Utility Shed, Reefs MORAINE CAY LITTLE HOG CAY he Abocs The Bay Llanda CHARLES ISLAND GREAT WHALE CAY Hullero Phovidance Andie GOAT CAY CHILDREN'S BAY CAY The Eumas The Bolamas NASSAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STEP THREE: JOIN THE CLUB CORPORATE OWNERS NCL Royal Caribbean Holland America Princess Cruises Norwegian Cruise Lines Disney Cruise Lines United States SEE INSET CASTAWAY CAY COCOCAY GREAT STIRRUP CAY ** HALF MOON CAY, PRINCESS CAYS Cuba LABADEE Haiti Cobibeon Sea INSET PERSONAL OWNERS (UNLISTED) Nicholas Cage Johnny Depp Leonardo DiCaprio Gene Hackman Robin Williams Richard Branson Lenny Kravitz STEP FOUR: CAN'T BUY? YOU COULD ALWAYS RENT $15000 Standard Rate Richard Branson rents out his 74 acre Caribbean island, and 22 person staff team, for $15,000 a day. Couples occasionally get $8,000 per week deals. $10000 Couples Special S5000 12 34 5 6 7 DAYS IN PARADISE TIPS Many can't be bought outright. Islands in Oceania or Asia are usually only offered on leasehold. Passing island ownership on through inheritance may not be possible. You can't own an entire island in the UK – the state always retains official ownership of the coasts. Bugs can be a problem on islands with tepid water. Developing an island not only costs more than on the mainland but also takes longer - your new island may not be habitable for up to two years. You will probably want a caretaker to protect from burglary and maintain facilities. Tropical isn't always best - Temperate islands usually have better weather during the summer. Sautces http://www.cruisecheap.com/private_islands.asp http://www.privateislandsmag.com/category/private-islands-for-sale/ http://www.privateislandsonline.com/ http://maps.google.com/ http://www.mademan.com/so-you-wano 3/16/the-cheapest-island-in-the-world/ http://www.privateislandsblog.c http://articles.privateislandsonline.com/archive/but-de-price-boss/ Small is Democratic by Dana Ott t-buy-private-island RENT $12,500 $500,000 $1,000,000 an iglucruise.com infographic A GUIDE TO Byig kus Owe JAlond some spare money lyjing arond! so, you may wanl lo consider buying your oun phivole island. STEP ONE: CHOICES, CHOICES Which countries have the most islands? Norway 50,000 Finland 179,584 Japan 3,000 Sweden Canada 53,000 221,800 Greece 6,000 Philippines 7,107 Maldives 2,000 Indonesia 17,504 221,800 Number of Islands per Country Of the 500,000 islands located in the above 9 countries, only 2% have a permanent population. That leaves around 490,000 technically uninhabited. 2% of Islands About 10,000 As for the whole world, forty seven (or 25%) of the world's countries are classed as island countries. Greece is a new hot favourite as it has started selling and long-term leasing some of its 6,000 islands to save its economy. Private island sales go for as little as 2m Euros here, and Pamela Anderson has her own Greek island. GREECE STEP TWO: BUDGET LOW That's right, the cheapest island price on record sold for $12,500 off the Brazilian coast in 2009. It's just under one acre and holds a special surprise – there is a diamond ring worth $43,000 still hidden on it. Realistically the cheapest islands in desirable locations like Florida average $500,000. These come with no developments or facilities, and often have poor access. Talonda in fis Bedget Isla Gatun Country: Panama Price: $30,000 USD Île Nil Eaton Country: Canada Price: $200,000 CAD Aslom Island Country: Philippines Price: $400,000 USD Size: 0.74 Acres I$40,540/acre Features: Cell Coverage, Septic Tank with Toilet Bowl Size: 0.6 Acres Size: 42 Acres I$333,333/acre Features: 3 Bedroom I $9,523/acre Features: Nearly 1 Kilometer of Beachfront, Cottage, Dock, Rowboat, 2 Canoes 500 Coconut Trees MEDIUM Many Northerly islands, i.e those around Canada, can be bought at a fraction of the tropical equivalent. OTHER COSTS TO CONSIDER Power and telephone service included in this budget is rare. Any developments needed generally cost 1.5x that of mainland $15-60 each $30,000 $150,000 to $500,000 per acre Palm Land Filling & Levelling Water & Power projects. Trees (Imported from Mainland) Usually comes with some basic facilities. May include: Staff Livestock Water and air access points Water facilities Housing Rendezvous Point Horse Island, MA Country: United States Price: $750,000 USD Size: 3.0 Acres Geraldo Island Country: Belize Price: $500,000 USD Size: 16.3 Acres I$30,674/acre Features: Dolphins, Flats Fishing (As Featured on ESPN) Country: Brazil Price: €720,00o0 Size: 2718 Acres | About $337US/acre Features: Good Access, Cell & Landline 1$250,000/acre Features: Abundant Wild Blackberries, Cedars, and Hardwoods Telephone Connections HIGH Large, fully developed islands in tropical locations can price up to hundreds of millions. Property and media moguls David and Frederick Barclay bought Brecqhou island in the English Channel for $3.5m in 1993. Some islands come with entire communities. German artist Marlin Eckhard Maruma purchased Eigg Island off Scotland for $2.3m and became the laird of its 76 inhabitants. They went on to build a castle there which cost around $130m. Lalands in Tis Bedget Great Whale Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $80 Million USD Children's Bay Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $60 Million USD Charles Island Country: Bahamas Price: $39 Million USD Size: 850 Acres Size: 167 Acres Size: 55 Acres I $94,118/acre $359,281/acre Features: Power, Fresh Water, Marina $709,090/acre Features: 3 Power Lines, Features: 4000' Paved Runway, Excellent Diving Gov't Water & Phone Service Moraine Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $2.75 Million USD Little Hog Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $1.95 Million USD Size: 20 Acres I $97,500/acre Features: Swimming Lagoon, 3 Beaches Goat Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $39 Million USD Size: 55 Acres I $54,545/acre Features: Nearly 50-foot Elevation Size: 30 Acres I $91,667/acre Features: Dock, 3 Villas, Utility Shed, Reefs MORAINE CAY LITTLE HOG CAY he Abocs The Bay CHARLES ISLAND GREAT WHALE CAY Hullero Phovidance Andie GOAT CAY CHILDREN'S BAY CAY The Eumas The Bolamas NASSAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STEP THREE: JOIN THE CLUB CORPORATE OWNERS NCL Royal Caribbean Holland America Princess Cruises Norwegian Cruise Lines Disney Cruise Lines United States SEE INSET CASTAWAY CAY COCOCAY GREAT STIRRUP CAY ** HALF MOON CAY, PRINCESS CAYS Cuba LABADEE Haiti Cobibeon Sea INSET PERSONAL OWNERS (UNLISTED) Nicholas Cage Johnny Depp Leonardo DiCaprio Gene Hackman Robin Williams Richard Branson Lenny Kravitz STEP FOUR: CAN'T BUY? YOU COULD ALWAYS RENT $15000 Standard Rate Richard Branson rents out his 74 acre Caribbean island, and 22 person staff team, for $15,000 a day. Couples occasionally get $8,000 per week deals. $10000 Couples Special S5000 12 34 5 6 7 DAYS IN PARADISE TIPS Many can't be bought outright. Islands in Oceania or Asia are usually only offered on leasehold. Passing island ownership on through inheritance may not be possible. You can't own an entire island in the UK – the state always retains official ownership of the coasts. Bugs can be a problem on islands with tepid water. Developing an island not only costs more than on the mainland but also takes longer - your new island may not be habitable for up to two years. You will probably want a caretaker to protect from burglary and maintain facilities. Tropical isn't always best - Temperate islands usually have better weather during the summer. http://www.cruisecheap.com/private_islands.asp http://www.privateislandsmag.com/category/private-islands-for-sale/ http://www.privateislandsonline.com/ http://maps.google.com/ http://www.mademan.com/so-you-wano 3/16/the-cheapest-island-in-the-world/ http://www.privateislandsblog.c http://articles.privateislandsonline.com/archive/but-de-price-boss/ Small is Democratic by Dana Ott t-buy-private-island RENT $12,500 $500,000 $1,000,000 an iglucruise.com infographic A GUIDE TO Byig kus Owe JAlond some spare money lyjing arond! so, you may wanl lo consider buying your oun phivole island. STEP ONE: CHOICES, CHOICES Which countries have the most islands? Norway 50,000 Finland 179,584 Japan 3,000 Sweden Canada 53,000 221,800 Greece 6,000 Philippines 7,107 Maldives 2,000 Indonesia 17,504 221,800 Number of Islands per Country Of the 500,000 islands located in the above 9 countries, only 2% have a permanent population. That leaves around 490,000 technically uninhabited. 2% of Islands About 10,000 As for the whole world, forty seven (or 25%) of the world's countries are classed as island countries. Greece is a new hot favourite as it has started selling and long-term leasing some of its 6,000 islands to save its economy. Private island sales go for as little as 2m Euros here, and Pamela Anderson has her own Greek island. GREECE STEP TWO: BUDGET LOW That's right, the cheapest island price on record sold for $12,500 off the Brazilian coast in 2009. It's just under one acre and holds a special surprise – there is a diamond ring worth $43,000 still hidden on it. Realistically the cheapest islands in desirable locations like Florida average $500,000. These come with no developments or facilities, and often have poor access. Talonda in fis Bedget Isla Gatun Country: Panama Price: $30,000 USD Île Nil Eaton Country: Canada Price: $200,000 CAD Aslom Island Country: Philippines Price: $400,000 USD Size: 0.74 Acres I$40,540/acre Features: Cell Coverage, Septic Tank with Toilet Bowl Size: 0.6 Acres Size: 42 Acres I$333,333/acre Features: 3 Bedroom I $9,523/acre Features: Nearly 1 Kilometer of Beachfront, Cottage, Dock, Rowboat, 2 Canoes 500 Coconut Trees MEDIUM Many Northerly islands, i.e those around Canada, can be bought at a fraction of the tropical equivalent. OTHER COSTS TO CONSIDER Power and telephone service included in this budget is rare. Any developments needed generally cost 1.5x that of mainland $15-60 each $30,000 $150,000 to $500,000 per acre Palm Land Filling & Levelling Water & Power projects. Trees (Imported from Mainland) Usually comes with some basic facilities. May include: Staff Livestock Water and air access points Water facilities Housing Rendezvous Point Horse Island, MA Country: United States Price: $750,000 USD Size: 3.0 Acres Geraldo Island Country: Belize Price: $500,000 USD Size: 16.3 Acres I$30,674/acre Features: Dolphins, Flats Fishing (As Featured on ESPN) Country: Brazil Price: €720,00o0 Size: 2718 Acres | About $337US/acre Features: Good Access, Cell & Landline 1$250,000/acre Features: Abundant Wild Blackberries, Cedars, and Hardwoods Telephone Connections HIGH Large, fully developed islands in tropical locations can price up to hundreds of millions. Property and media moguls David and Frederick Barclay bought Brecqhou island in the English Channel for $3.5m in 1993. Some islands come with entire communities. German artist Marlin Eckhard Maruma purchased Eigg Island off Scotland for $2.3m and became the laird of its 76 inhabitants. They went on to build a castle there which cost around $130m. Lalands in Tis Bedget Great Whale Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $80 Million USD Children's Bay Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $60 Million USD Charles Island Country: Bahamas Price: $39 Million USD Size: 850 Acres Size: 167 Acres Size: 55 Acres I $94,118/acre $359,281/acre Features: Power, Fresh Water, Marina $709,090/acre Features: 3 Power Lines, Features: 4000' Paved Runway, Excellent Diving Gov't Water & Phone Service Moraine Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $2.75 Million USD Little Hog Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $1.95 Million USD Size: 20 Acres I $97,500/acre Features: Swimming Lagoon, 3 Beaches Goat Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $39 Million USD Size: 55 Acres I $54,545/acre Features: Nearly 50-foot Elevation Size: 30 Acres I $91,667/acre Features: Dock, 3 Villas, Utility Shed, Reefs MORAINE CAY LITTLE HOG CAY he Abocs The Bay CHARLES ISLAND GREAT WHALE CAY Hullero Phovidance Andie GOAT CAY CHILDREN'S BAY CAY The Eumas The Bolamas NASSAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STEP THREE: JOIN THE CLUB CORPORATE OWNERS NCL Royal Caribbean Holland America Princess Cruises Norwegian Cruise Lines Disney Cruise Lines United States SEE INSET CASTAWAY CAY COCOCAY GREAT STIRRUP CAY ** HALF MOON CAY, PRINCESS CAYS Cuba LABADEE Haiti Cobibeon Sea INSET PERSONAL OWNERS (UNLISTED) Nicholas Cage Johnny Depp Leonardo DiCaprio Gene Hackman Robin Williams Richard Branson Lenny Kravitz STEP FOUR: CAN'T BUY? YOU COULD ALWAYS RENT $15000 Standard Rate Richard Branson rents out his 74 acre Caribbean island, and 22 person staff team, for $15,000 a day. Couples occasionally get $8,000 per week deals. $10000 Couples Special S5000 12 34 5 6 7 DAYS IN PARADISE TIPS Many can't be bought outright. Islands in Oceania or Asia are usually only offered on leasehold. Passing island ownership on through inheritance may not be possible. You can't own an entire island in the UK – the state always retains official ownership of the coasts. Bugs can be a problem on islands with tepid water. Developing an island not only costs more than on the mainland but also takes longer - your new island may not be habitable for up to two years. You will probably want a caretaker to protect from burglary and maintain facilities. Tropical isn't always best - Temperate islands usually have better weather during the summer. http://www.cruisecheap.com/private_islands.asp http://www.privateislandsmag.com/category/private-islands-for-sale/ http://www.privateislandsonline.com/ http://maps.google.com/ http://www.mademan.com/so-you-wano 3/16/the-cheapest-island-in-the-world/ http://www.privateislandsblog.c http://articles.privateislandsonline.com/archive/but-de-price-boss/ Small is Democratic by Dana Ott t-buy-private-island RENT $12,500 $500,000 $1,000,000 an iglucruise.com infographic A GUIDE TO Byig kus Owe JAlond some spare money lyjing arond! so, you may wanl lo consider buying your oun phivole island. STEP ONE: CHOICES, CHOICES Which countries have the most islands? Norway 50,000 Finland 179,584 Japan 3,000 Sweden Canada 53,000 221,800 Greece 6,000 Philippines 7,107 Maldives 2,000 Indonesia 17,504 221,800 Number of Islands per Country Of the 500,000 islands located in the above 9 countries, only 2% have a permanent population. That leaves around 490,000 technically uninhabited. 2% of Islands About 10,000 As for the whole world, forty seven (or 25%) of the world's countries are classed as island countries. Greece is a new hot favourite as it has started selling and long-term leasing some of its 6,000 islands to save its economy. Private island sales go for as little as 2m Euros here, and Pamela Anderson has her own Greek island. GREECE STEP TWO: BUDGET LOW That's right, the cheapest island price on record sold for $12,500 off the Brazilian coast in 2009. It's just under one acre and holds a special surprise – there is a diamond ring worth $43,000 still hidden on it. Realistically the cheapest islands in desirable locations like Florida average $500,000. These come with no developments or facilities, and often have poor access. Talonda in fis Bedget Isla Gatun Country: Panama Price: $30,000 USD Île Nil Eaton Country: Canada Price: $200,000 CAD Aslom Island Country: Philippines Price: $400,000 USD Size: 0.74 Acres I$40,540/acre Features: Cell Coverage, Septic Tank with Toilet Bowl Size: 0.6 Acres Size: 42 Acres I$333,333/acre Features: 3 Bedroom I $9,523/acre Features: Nearly 1 Kilometer of Beachfront, Cottage, Dock, Rowboat, 2 Canoes 500 Coconut Trees MEDIUM Many Northerly islands, i.e those around Canada, can be bought at a fraction of the tropical equivalent. OTHER COSTS TO CONSIDER Power and telephone service included in this budget is rare. Any developments needed generally cost 1.5x that of mainland $15-60 each $30,000 $150,000 to $500,000 per acre Palm Land Filling & Levelling Water & Power projects. Trees (Imported from Mainland) Usually comes with some basic facilities. May include: Staff Livestock Water and air access points Water facilities Housing Rendezvous Point Horse Island, MA Country: United States Price: $750,000 USD Size: 3.0 Acres Geraldo Island Country: Belize Price: $500,000 USD Size: 16.3 Acres I$30,674/acre Features: Dolphins, Flats Fishing (As Featured on ESPN) Country: Brazil Price: €720,00o0 Size: 2718 Acres | About $337US/acre Features: Good Access, Cell & Landline 1$250,000/acre Features: Abundant Wild Blackberries, Cedars, and Hardwoods Telephone Connections HIGH Large, fully developed islands in tropical locations can price up to hundreds of millions. Property and media moguls David and Frederick Barclay bought Brecqhou island in the English Channel for $3.5m in 1993. Some islands come with entire communities. German artist Marlin Eckhard Maruma purchased Eigg Island off Scotland for $2.3m and became the laird of its 76 inhabitants. They went on to build a castle there which cost around $130m. Lalands in Tis Bedget Great Whale Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $80 Million USD Children's Bay Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $60 Million USD Charles Island Country: Bahamas Price: $39 Million USD Size: 850 Acres Size: 167 Acres Size: 55 Acres I $94,118/acre $359,281/acre Features: Power, Fresh Water, Marina $709,090/acre Features: 3 Power Lines, Features: 4000' Paved Runway, Excellent Diving Gov't Water & Phone Service Moraine Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $2.75 Million USD Little Hog Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $1.95 Million USD Size: 20 Acres I $97,500/acre Features: Swimming Lagoon, 3 Beaches Goat Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $39 Million USD Size: 55 Acres I $54,545/acre Features: Nearly 50-foot Elevation Size: 30 Acres I $91,667/acre Features: Dock, 3 Villas, Utility Shed, Reefs MORAINE CAY LITTLE HOG CAY he Abocs The Bay CHARLES ISLAND GREAT WHALE CAY Hullero Phovidance Andie GOAT CAY CHILDREN'S BAY CAY The Eumas The Bolamas NASSAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STEP THREE: JOIN THE CLUB CORPORATE OWNERS NCL Royal Caribbean Holland America Princess Cruises Norwegian Cruise Lines Disney Cruise Lines United States SEE INSET CASTAWAY CAY COCOCAY GREAT STIRRUP CAY ** HALF MOON CAY, PRINCESS CAYS Cuba LABADEE Haiti Cobibeon Sea INSET PERSONAL OWNERS (UNLISTED) Nicholas Cage Johnny Depp Leonardo DiCaprio Gene Hackman Robin Williams Richard Branson Lenny Kravitz STEP FOUR: CAN'T BUY? YOU COULD ALWAYS RENT $15000 Standard Rate Richard Branson rents out his 74 acre Caribbean island, and 22 person staff team, for $15,000 a day. Couples occasionally get $8,000 per week deals. $10000 Couples Special S5000 12 34 5 6 7 DAYS IN PARADISE TIPS Many can't be bought outright. Islands in Oceania or Asia are usually only offered on leasehold. Passing island ownership on through inheritance may not be possible. You can't own an entire island in the UK – the state always retains official ownership of the coasts. Bugs can be a problem on islands with tepid water. Developing an island not only costs more than on the mainland but also takes longer - your new island may not be habitable for up to two years. You will probably want a caretaker to protect from burglary and maintain facilities. Tropical isn't always best - Temperate islands usually have better weather during the summer. http://www.cruisecheap.com/private_islands.asp http://www.privateislandsmag.com/category/private-islands-for-sale/ http://www.privateislandsonline.com/ http://maps.google.com/ http://www.mademan.com/so-you-wano 3/16/the-cheapest-island-in-the-world/ http://www.privateislandsblog.c http://articles.privateislandsonline.com/archive/but-de-price-boss/ Small is Democratic by Dana Ott t-buy-private-island RENT $12,500 $500,000 $1,000,000 an iglucruise.com infographic A GUIDE TO Byig kus Owe JAlond some spare money lyjing arond! so, you may wanl lo consider buying your oun phivole island. STEP ONE: CHOICES, CHOICES Which countries have the most islands? Norway 50,000 Finland 179,584 Japan 3,000 Sweden Canada 53,000 221,800 Greece 6,000 Philippines 7,107 Maldives 2,000 Indonesia 17,504 221,800 Number of Islands per Country Of the 500,000 islands located in the above 9 countries, only 2% have a permanent population. That leaves around 490,000 technically uninhabited. 2% of Islands About 10,000 As for the whole world, forty seven (or 25%) of the world's countries are classed as island countries. Greece is a new hot favourite as it has started selling and long-term leasing some of its 6,000 islands to save its economy. Private island sales go for as little as 2m Euros here, and Pamela Anderson has her own Greek island. GREECE STEP TWO: BUDGET LOW That's right, the cheapest island price on record sold for $12,500 off the Brazilian coast in 2009. It's just under one acre and holds a special surprise – there is a diamond ring worth $43,000 still hidden on it. Realistically the cheapest islands in desirable locations like Florida average $500,000. These come with no developments or facilities, and often have poor access. Talonda in fis Bedget Isla Gatun Country: Panama Price: $30,000 USD Île Nil Eaton Country: Canada Price: $200,000 CAD Aslom Island Country: Philippines Price: $400,000 USD Size: 0.74 Acres I$40,540/acre Features: Cell Coverage, Septic Tank with Toilet Bowl Size: 0.6 Acres Size: 42 Acres I$333,333/acre Features: 3 Bedroom I $9,523/acre Features: Nearly 1 Kilometer of Beachfront, Cottage, Dock, Rowboat, 2 Canoes 500 Coconut Trees MEDIUM Many Northerly islands, i.e those around Canada, can be bought at a fraction of the tropical equivalent. OTHER COSTS TO CONSIDER Power and telephone service included in this budget is rare. Any developments needed generally cost 1.5x that of mainland $15-60 each $30,000 $150,000 to $500,000 per acre Palm Land Filling & Levelling Water & Power projects. Trees (Imported from Mainland) Usually comes with some basic facilities. May include: Staff Livestock Water and air access points Water facilities Housing Rendezvous Point Horse Island, MA Country: United States Price: $750,000 USD Size: 3.0 Acres Geraldo Island Country: Belize Price: $500,000 USD Size: 16.3 Acres I$30,674/acre Features: Dolphins, Flats Fishing (As Featured on ESPN) Country: Brazil Price: €720,00o0 Size: 2718 Acres | About $337US/acre Features: Good Access, Cell & Landline 1$250,000/acre Features: Abundant Wild Blackberries, Cedars, and Hardwoods Telephone Connections HIGH Large, fully developed islands in tropical locations can price up to hundreds of millions. Property and media moguls David and Frederick Barclay bought Brecqhou island in the English Channel for $3.5m in 1993. Some islands come with entire communities. German artist Marlin Eckhard Maruma purchased Eigg Island off Scotland for $2.3m and became the laird of its 76 inhabitants. They went on to build a castle there which cost around $130m. Lalands in Tis Bedget Great Whale Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $80 Million USD Children's Bay Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $60 Million USD Charles Island Country: Bahamas Price: $39 Million USD Size: 850 Acres Size: 167 Acres Size: 55 Acres I $94,118/acre $359,281/acre Features: Power, Fresh Water, Marina $709,090/acre Features: 3 Power Lines, Features: 4000' Paved Runway, Excellent Diving Gov't Water & Phone Service Moraine Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $2.75 Million USD Little Hog Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $1.95 Million USD Size: 20 Acres I $97,500/acre Features: Swimming Lagoon, 3 Beaches Goat Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $39 Million USD Size: 55 Acres I $54,545/acre Features: Nearly 50-foot Elevation Size: 30 Acres I $91,667/acre Features: Dock, 3 Villas, Utility Shed, Reefs MORAINE CAY LITTLE HOG CAY he Abocs The Bay CHARLES ISLAND GREAT WHALE CAY Hullero Phovidance Andie GOAT CAY CHILDREN'S BAY CAY The Eumas The Bolamas NASSAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STEP THREE: JOIN THE CLUB CORPORATE OWNERS NCL Royal Caribbean Holland America Princess Cruises Norwegian Cruise Lines Disney Cruise Lines United States SEE INSET CASTAWAY CAY COCOCAY GREAT STIRRUP CAY ** HALF MOON CAY, PRINCESS CAYS Cuba LABADEE Haiti Cobibeon Sea INSET PERSONAL OWNERS (UNLISTED) Nicholas Cage Johnny Depp Leonardo DiCaprio Gene Hackman Robin Williams Richard Branson Lenny Kravitz STEP FOUR: CAN'T BUY? YOU COULD ALWAYS RENT $15000 Standard Rate Richard Branson rents out his 74 acre Caribbean island, and 22 person staff team, for $15,000 a day. Couples occasionally get $8,000 per week deals. $10000 Couples Special S5000 12 34 5 6 7 DAYS IN PARADISE TIPS Many can't be bought outright. Islands in Oceania or Asia are usually only offered on leasehold. Passing island ownership on through inheritance may not be possible. You can't own an entire island in the UK – the state always retains official ownership of the coasts. Bugs can be a problem on islands with tepid water. Developing an island not only costs more than on the mainland but also takes longer - your new island may not be habitable for up to two years. You will probably want a caretaker to protect from burglary and maintain facilities. Tropical isn't always best - Temperate islands usually have better weather during the summer. http://www.cruisecheap.com/private_islands.asp http://www.privateislandsmag.com/category/private-islands-for-sale/ http://www.privateislandsonline.com/ http://maps.google.com/ http://www.mademan.com/so-you-wano 3/16/the-cheapest-island-in-the-world/ http://www.privateislandsblog.c http://articles.privateislandsonline.com/archive/but-de-price-boss/ Small is Democratic by Dana Ott t-buy-private-island RENT $12,500 $500,000 $1,000,000 an iglucruise.com infographic A GUIDE TO Byig kus Owe JAlond some spare money lyjing arond! so, you may wanl lo consider buying your oun phivole island. STEP ONE: CHOICES, CHOICES Which countries have the most islands? Norway 50,000 Finland 179,584 Japan 3,000 Sweden Canada 53,000 221,800 Greece 6,000 Philippines 7,107 Maldives 2,000 Indonesia 17,504 221,800 Number of Islands per Country Of the 500,000 islands located in the above 9 countries, only 2% have a permanent population. That leaves around 490,000 technically uninhabited. 2% of Islands About 10,000 As for the whole world, forty seven (or 25%) of the world's countries are classed as island countries. Greece is a new hot favourite as it has started selling and long-term leasing some of its 6,000 islands to save its economy. Private island sales go for as little as 2m Euros here, and Pamela Anderson has her own Greek island. GREECE STEP TWO: BUDGET LOW That's right, the cheapest island price on record sold for $12,500 off the Brazilian coast in 2009. It's just under one acre and holds a special surprise – there is a diamond ring worth $43,000 still hidden on it. Realistically the cheapest islands in desirable locations like Florida average $500,000. These come with no developments or facilities, and often have poor access. Talonda in fis Bedget Isla Gatun Country: Panama Price: $30,000 USD Île Nil Eaton Country: Canada Price: $200,000 CAD Aslom Island Country: Philippines Price: $400,000 USD Size: 0.74 Acres I$40,540/acre Features: Cell Coverage, Septic Tank with Toilet Bowl Size: 0.6 Acres Size: 42 Acres I$333,333/acre Features: 3 Bedroom I $9,523/acre Features: Nearly 1 Kilometer of Beachfront, Cottage, Dock, Rowboat, 2 Canoes 500 Coconut Trees MEDIUM Many Northerly islands, i.e those around Canada, can be bought at a fraction of the tropical equivalent. OTHER COSTS TO CONSIDER Power and telephone service included in this budget is rare. Any developments needed generally cost 1.5x that of mainland $15-60 each $30,000 $150,000 to $500,000 per acre Palm Land Filling & Levelling Water & Power projects. Trees (Imported from Mainland) Usually comes with some basic facilities. May include: Staff Livestock Water and air access points Water facilities Housing Rendezvous Point Horse Island, MA Country: United States Price: $750,000 USD Size: 3.0 Acres Geraldo Island Country: Belize Price: $500,000 USD Size: 16.3 Acres I$30,674/acre Features: Dolphins, Flats Fishing (As Featured on ESPN) Country: Brazil Price: €720,00o0 Size: 2718 Acres | About $337US/acre Features: Good Access, Cell & Landline 1$250,000/acre Features: Abundant Wild Blackberries, Cedars, and Hardwoods Telephone Connections HIGH Large, fully developed islands in tropical locations can price up to hundreds of millions. Property and media moguls David and Frederick Barclay bought Brecqhou island in the English Channel for $3.5m in 1993. Some islands come with entire communities. German artist Marlin Eckhard Maruma purchased Eigg Island off Scotland for $2.3m and became the laird of its 76 inhabitants. They went on to build a castle there which cost around $130m. Lalands in Tis Bedget Great Whale Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $80 Million USD Children's Bay Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $60 Million USD Charles Island Country: Bahamas Price: $39 Million USD Size: 850 Acres Size: 167 Acres Size: 55 Acres I $94,118/acre $359,281/acre Features: Power, Fresh Water, Marina $709,090/acre Features: 3 Power Lines, Features: 4000' Paved Runway, Excellent Diving Gov't Water & Phone Service Moraine Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $2.75 Million USD Little Hog Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $1.95 Million USD Size: 20 Acres I $97,500/acre Features: Swimming Lagoon, 3 Beaches Goat Cay Country: Bahamas Price: $39 Million USD Size: 55 Acres I $54,545/acre Features: Nearly 50-foot Elevation Size: 30 Acres I $91,667/acre Features: Dock, 3 Villas, Utility Shed, Reefs MORAINE CAY LITTLE HOG CAY he Abocs The Bay CHARLES ISLAND GREAT WHALE CAY Hullero Phovidance Andie GOAT CAY CHILDREN'S BAY CAY The Eumas The Bolamas NASSAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STEP THREE: JOIN THE CLUB CORPORATE OWNERS NCL Royal Caribbean Holland America Princess Cruises Norwegian Cruise Lines Disney Cruise Lines United States SEE INSET CASTAWAY CAY COCOCAY GREAT STIRRUP CAY ** HALF MOON CAY, PRINCESS CAYS Cuba LABADEE Haiti Cobibeon Sea INSET PERSONAL OWNERS (UNLISTED) Nicholas Cage Johnny Depp Leonardo DiCaprio Gene Hackman Robin Williams Richard Branson Lenny Kravitz STEP FOUR: CAN'T BUY? YOU COULD ALWAYS RENT $15000 Standard Rate Richard Branson rents out his 74 acre Caribbean island, and 22 person staff team, for $15,000 a day. Couples occasionally get $8,000 per week deals. $10000 Couples Special S5000 12 34 5 6 7 DAYS IN PARADISE TIPS Many can't be bought outright. Islands in Oceania or Asia are usually only offered on leasehold. Passing island ownership on through inheritance may not be possible. You can't own an entire island in the UK – the state always retains official ownership of the coasts. Bugs can be a problem on islands with tepid water. Developing an island not only costs more than on the mainland but also takes longer - your new island may not be habitable for up to two years. You will probably want a caretaker to protect from burglary and maintain facilities. Tropical isn't always best - Temperate islands usually have better weather during the summer. http://www.cruisecheap.com/private_islands.asp http://www.privateislandsmag.com/category/private-islands-for-sale/ http://www.privateislandsonline.com/ http://maps.google.com/ http://www.mademan.com/so-you-wano 3/16/the-cheapest-island-in-the-world/ http://www.privateislandsblog.c http://articles.privateislandsonline.com/archive/but-de-price-boss/ Small is Democratic by Dana Ott t-buy-private-island RENT $12,500 $500,000 $1,000,000

A Guide to Buying Your Own Island

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For some buying an island will only ever be a far off dream, but for others that dream can become a reality. Buying an island with limited access and less development in a lesser known area can make ...

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