These are nice places to visit, and after you go, you might want to live there, too! We searched around to find some of the most beautiful private island properties for sale in stunning locales. Some are exotic, while others might be close to home. But they are all extraordinary in their own way.
Ballast Key, Florida, USA
This 26-acre strip of land is teeming with wildlife, and is a helicopter hop skip and jump away from civilization in Key West, nine miles away, but the property still manages to keep its occupants in total privacy for a castaway's vacation. The main house has five bedrooms, with a master suite, and a guest house has three bedrooms, plus unobstructed views of the beach.
Noonu Atoll, Maldives
If you are a serious investor, and by that we mean someone who appreciates the priceless simplicity of pristine sand and turquoise water, then check out this luxury resort Noonu Atoll. The grass-tops on the dwellings are just for effect, because everything about the property's 50 villas, underwater bungalows and 4,305-square-foot palace says luxury. Prepare foods from the world's finest cuisines in the gourmet kitchen, invite guests to let their tensions melt away in the spa, and stay fit in the gym.
Oyster Island, Vanuatu
When you want to have a place to get away and do it right, then Oyster Island in Vanuatu might be worth a look. It offers 65 acres of pristine South Pacific beauty, and options to either expand an existing 13-bungalow resort, or build your own private residence and getaway. Tourism and building has been steadily growing over the last 6 years, but there is still plenty of room to grow.
Kishkadena Island, Ontario, Canada
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Oh Canada! The Caribbean has its charms, but don't count out what the outer islands in Canada's Georgian Bay have to offer. Both houses on this 7-acre island, the 5,000-square-foot beach house and 1,632-aquare-foot cottage, benefit from major construction six years ago, and have a full range of modern amenities and conveniences. So you could get away from it all, but still keep modern life within easy reach if you need it.
Potato Island, Branford, Connecticut, USA
We saved the best for last – this time at least. The celebrated Thimble Islands off the coast of Connecticut have an opportunity for you to grab a prime island close to everything, but we're not sure how long this one will last. The one-acre beauty has a park-like atmosphere with an in-ground heated pool on one end, so you could relax with a book or nap. The property also has a 3,871-square-foot main house on the other with classic architectural touches like vaulted ceilings and wainscoting, and modern amenities like solar power. The house has four bedrooms, including a master suite, and three full bathrooms.