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Private Islands For Sale

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Owning a secluded private island can become a reality at Nananu-i-cake, Petra, D'Arros and Ilha da Piedade. Learn more about these tropical island paradises and what they have to offer.


 Who has not fantasized about retiring in his or her own island paradise? Who has not wondered if there is a secluded place in the world where one can be the King or Queen of his or her realm? If you have done any of the two, here is a list of private islands for sale or rent, where you can make your dreams come true.Fiji, in the South Pacific, is a volcanic, tropical paradise, which dates back 150 million years, a relaxing haven for millionaire celebrities such as Pierce Brosnan, Dietrich Mateschitz or Mel Gibson. One of the 332 islands that make up the Fiji archipelago is Nananu-i-cake, a private retreat equipped with all the necessary amenities, which can be purchased, immediately, for the modest price of $12 million.

Private Islands for Sale                           Nananu-i-cake.

Development opportunities on the site are immense because Nananu-i-cake has 600 acres and five beautiful beaches, excellent climate throughout the year, and 360-degree views to the South Pacific Ocean. Moreover, it is very strategically located, just a mile from Viti Levu, the largest island on Fiji, and with easy access to Nadi International Airport.

Petra Island, located in Lake Mahopac, 75 miles north of Manhattan, has plenty of charm: its 11-acre surface is heart-shaped and, it is home to an architectural gem created by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright. The spectacular villa, whose design is integrated into the surrounding environment, is an indisputable example of the masterful architect’s philosophy of organic architecture.

The 5,400 square-foot villa consists of a main residence, a guest cottage and an art studio. The guest cottage, just over 1,000 square feet, was designed and built by the American architect in 1950, while he was building New York’s Guggenheim Museum. The main home, with a total area of 5,000 square feet, was finished after the death of the award-winning architect, according to his original plans. The house’s design blends into the island’s rocky surface as if it were part of the landscape. This historic island property can be acquired for $12.9 million.

Private Islands for Sale                           Petra.

L’Oréal heiress and philanthropist Liliane Bettencourt, one of the richest women in the world, sold the island D’Arros in 2012. One of the 115 islands of the Seychelles archipelago, this piece of prime real estate is valued at $60 million. It is located off the east coast of Africa, in the Indian Ocean, about 250 kilometers southwest of Mahe, the capital of the Seychelles. Before Bettencourt bought the property in 1997, Prince Shahram Pahlavi Nia of Iran owned it. Bettencourt donated the $60 million she received from the sale to a Seychellois organization, which is a member of the Geneva based Save Our Seas Foundation.

Private Islands for Sale                           D’Arros.

If you are not ready to buy your very own island and just want to spend a few weeks in secluded privacy, there is an ideal option in beautiful Bahamas: Nygard Cay Island, whcih can be rented for $40,000 a day. Once there, you will be privy to its beautiful architectural jewels, tree houses built in the purest native style, or its water slides, pools, tennis courts and access to an 85-foot long yacht.

 

Private Islands for Sale                           Ilha da Piedade.

Ilha da Piedade, in Brazil, is another paradise for those interested in living on a private island just for a few days. You can rent it for a minimum stay of five days, and the monthly price is about $323,000. A mere two and a half hours from Rio de Janeiro, Ilha da Piedade is one of the 365 islands in Angra dos Reis. This 17,000 square-foot enclave is completely urbanized with a luxurious resort, full-time staff, and four private beaches. Its strategic location makes it even more unique as it is one of the few tropical islands in the Western Hemisphere outside the Caribbean Sea, and very close to mainland Brazil. The island has welcomed a select group of actors, models, Formula 1 drivers and heads of State seeking privacy and exclusivity, a perfect place for relaxation, diving, boating or just walking and taking in the soothing breezes outdoors.

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