7 Private Islands That Cost Less Than A Flat In London

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1. Price: £2.2 million

Savage Jungle in the Patagonia region of southern Chile calls to mind Jurassic Park, with its lush forests and towering cliffs. It’s surrounded by majestic fjords and boasts no fewer than 26 waterfalls.

Looks pretty nice, right? It’s an investment opportunity too: The asking price gets you exclusive developer rights to build on the 790-square-mile island.

Price: £3 million

 

Then again, just a few hundred grand extra could get you this unfurnished three-bedroom flat in Baker Street. It’s fully air-conditioned!

2. Price: £2 million

This egg-shaped island off the coast of Sicily features a peaceful bay on one side and dramatic cliffs on the other, as well as a natural marina for your yacht. You do own a yacht, don’t you?

Price: £2.3 million

 

Although, why live on an idyllic island of your very own, when for just a little more you could purchase a two-bed place in Kensington, with its own designated parking space? Amazing.

3. Price: £600,000

 

St. Bees Island is your archetypal South Pacific slice of heaven: azure seas, swaying palm trees, and heartstopping views. And not a soul around to spoil the peace.

 

Approaching it by helicopter would look like this. You’d basically be Tony Stark.

Price: £800,000

On the other hand, there’s this “well presented” three-bed place in Earl’s Court, which offers excellent access to the A4/M4.

4. Price: £625,000

This is Moute Iti, French Polynesia. 4,500 square metres of white-sand paradise, dotted with buildings constructed in local Tahitian style — all of them yours to own — and situated in the most beautiful part of the Bora Bora lagoon.

Price: £695,000

 

But if Polynesia doesn’t appeal, you could always go for this two-bed apartment on Wandsworth Green Road, a mere 10 minute’s walk from enchanting Parsons Green.

5. Price: £4.7 million

Ariara is a beautiful, untouched tropical island in the Philippines. It’s surrounded by a dazzling coral reef and offers complete privacy, despite being only 60 minutes by plane from the capital, Manila.

Price: £5.5 million

Or you could live here, on the somewhat less tropical Caledonian Road.

6. Price: £2.5 million

 

Big Gooseberry Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, boasts 50 acres, two homes, and a boathouse. Should the isolation get too much, there’s a yacht club and golf course a short boat ride away. The brochure also promises, “mixed woods, an old ‘Acadian Forest’, open meadows, sea breezes and ocean views”.

Price: £2.7 million

 

Canada, though. So far away. Stump up another £200K and you could own this two-bed flat instead. It’s undeniably tidy, and quite near Victoria Station.

7. Price: £1.5 million

It might not be a tropical paradise, but Ailsa Craig, 10 miles off the Ayrshire coast, is still a pretty spectacular getaway with its four cottages, ruined castle, and status as a national sea bird sanctuary.

Price: £2 million

This two-bedroom flat on Marylebone High Street, by contrast, features little in the way of nesting seabirds — or wildlife in general for that matter — though if you’re lucky you might spot an urban fox rooting through your bins.

Happy flat-hunting, Londoners!

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