5 Dreamy Private Islands in the Caribbean You Can Buy Right Now
Like the appeal of seclusion … but not too much seclusion? This sliver of undeveloped land is located in a sought-after part of the Exumas island chain, just a few miles from marinas, yacht clubs, boutique resorts, and attractions like an underwater cave and the Bahamas’ famed swimming pigs. On this idyllic spot of land, you can build your dream house along one of two pristine white sandy beaches or atop the island’s 30-foot perch, which offers 360-degree views of the crystal-clear Caribbean waters.
Bored of your desk job? It might be time to step into the shoes of owner/operator of a well-loved and established boutique resort. Young Island is a romantic private island retreat and popular wedding venue with 29 private guest cottages scattered across 12.6 acres of tropical hillside. The resort comes fully operational, with two bars (including a floating, swim-up tiki bar) and a restaurant serving three meals daily.
While this 700-acre island in the Exumas may be swathed in green, park yourself at its highest point and gaze out in any direction and you’ll understand its namesake. Exquisite aqua seas surround this exclusive getaway—the largest private island in the Bahamas and the only one in the entire Caribbean with its own private jet landing strip. The luxury isle comes with a main house, staff house, and a separate alfresco dining space perched at the end of a tiny peninsula.
It’s not a bad deal when your 170-acre piece of island paradise is connected oh-so-gently to one of the BVI’s most famous tropical resorts. Located in the Lesser Antilles island chain, Scrub Island’s two halves are connected by a thin isthmus, with the Scrub Island Resort & Spa on one side and a wild and rugged blank canvas on the other. The latter is currently up for grabs to anyone who wants to develop it into their own resort or personal getaway—yes, please!
Have big dreams of developing your own remote island resort? Here’s 435 acres of unspoiled perfection. Seven thousand feet of prime uninterrupted beachfront appear to be straight out of a painting, with sandy cliffs and striking aqua waters. And while the lone island feels like a world of its own, it’s just a five-minute boat ride from the heart of the Turks & Caicos, and just 20 minutes total traveling time to the international airport.