Celebrities Who Own Private Islands
Bonds Cay in the Bahamas
Along with fellow musicians and friends Roger Waters (Pink Floyd’s frontman) and Alejandro Sanz, Shakira purchased this 700-acre island for a reported $16 million. A hotel property existed on the island already, but the new owners may develop it further.
Little Hall’s Pond Cay in the Bahamas
Depp purchased this island in 2004 for a spot for private tropical getaways with his wife and two children. The 45-acre property set him back a reported $3.6 million.
White Bay Cay in the Bahamas
Nearby White Bay Cay island (also in the Bahamas) is Perry’s home away from home, where he’s reportedly building a large main house as well as several guest cottages on the previously undeveloped land.
Necker Island in British Virgin Islands
The Virgin Group founder and successful businessman (his net worth has been estimated at over $5 billion) turned this 74-acre island into a luxurious resort for up to 30 guests. Yes, you can stay here or rent the entire island—when he’s not using it himself, that is.
Rooster Cay in the Bahamas
This actor’s private island is all about location: It’s just five minutes from Nassau, yet it feels a world away. He purchased it, his second island acquisition, in 2007 for a reported $15 million.
Ile Gagnon in Quebec
Ile Gagnon and its four-story, 24,000 square foot stone mansion (which Dion had custom-built) sit in the Mille Îles River in her hometown of Quebec, Canada. Apparently the private island life was less than ideal for the singer, who has listed the property (plus all the furniture and artwork there) for sale for $25.5 million.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Goat Cay in the Bahamas
This country-singing duo may call Nashville home, but when they’re in need of white sand and turquoise waters, they retreat to their own Bahamian isle. To make it their perfect vacation spot, they constructed a main house for their family and small cottages for staff or guests.
Blackadore Cay in Belize
DiCaprio has owned this 104-acre island for years, but recently announced his intention to build an eco-friendly resort, set to open in 2018. His goal, along with partner Paul Sciallia, is to have the resort actually heal the island’s environmental woes, replanting trees and reintroducing native species.