Quit worrying about the global credit crisis or how the end of the world is nigh. Instead imagine you are far and away from the hustle and bustle in the world at the moment and make a smooth getaway to your own private island. Now that you are at ease, choose any one of these ten private islands to buy, rent, drool on or live in….
1. Little Halls Pond Cay, Bahamas
This one belongs to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” celeb – Johnny Depp. It set him back by a cool $3.6 million. His island will be run exclusively on eco-friendly solar power.
Read more on Private Island Magazine.
2. Ilhas Maldivas
Sometimes pictures do speak louder than words. See more photos of this paradise on earth in BoredStop.
3. Bora Bora Beach Pearl Beach
Absolutely stunning hotel resort private island in French Polynesia. It features 80 bungalows, a heli pad, beach resort, pools, tennis courts, wedding chapel and more…
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4. Denis Island Seychelles
Denis Island (formerly known as Taj Denis Island) is a 375 acre island on the Indian Ocean. Denis Island has 23 Deluxe Cottages, one Family Villa and one Executive Villa. It is only a 30 minutes flight from Mahe. Check out the Official Denis Island website.
5. Cacao Pearl Island, Palawan, Philippines
Although Cacao Pearl Island is under construction, when it is fully constructed, this 47 hectare private island would operate as a 100% carbon neutral eco-resort with 100 villas only in total. Contact Property Frontiers to get a piece of this paradise.
6. Tetiaroa French Polynesia
This relatively unspoiled island has only one full time resident – Teihotu, Marlon Brando’s son. There is currently no accommodations on the island but construction of a hotel named ‘The Brando‘ is due to be completed later this year.
7. Temptation Island, Phuket Thailand
This 20-acre island off the east coast of Phuket, has a 132 unit resort complete with three swimming pools, a heli-pad and a concrete pier. It would set you back by about $30 million according to this site.
8. Leaf Cay 2 Bahamas
Undoubtedly a millionaires playground – this 25 acre island has 18 buildings, a 1,500-foot airstrip, underground wiring and a desalination plant. Cost – $19 million
9. Malolo Ocean Club, Fiji
This truly exclusive island will have only 25 villas when completed. It is accessible from the capital Nadi by either a 30 minute boat ride or a quick 10 minute helicopter flight. Malolo Ocean Club would feature a 9-hole golf course, restaurants and lots of diving facilities. Prices start from $1 million.
10. Great Keppel Island, Australia
This very beautiful island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef offers a beachfront two-bed home to holiday renters called a Beach Shack. For the environmentally conscious, this holiday home has a tiny carbon footprint. The roof is covered with solar panels that provides 24-hour electricity with no messy generators to start and operate.