Okay, so almost no one can afford it. But this website lets you shop online for your own private island. You can rent an island too, if you can't afford one, but be warned: if you're not a one percenter, you might be out of luck.
That said, I can never get enough window-shopping for things I'll never be able to afford. There's just something oddly satisfying about long hours imagining myself living a completely unattainable lifestyle. Is it really good for my mental health? Maybe not. But judging by the popularity of shows like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and celebrity Instagram feeds, I know I'm not alone.
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And the island-buying craze isn't all just about the warm-weather destinations like Florida and the Caribbean. Maine pretty much always has lake islands for sale (sometimes at remarkably low prices), making for private summer retreats where you can get away from it all for a romantic weekend of swimming, fishing, kayaking, and all kinds of other fun on the water. With plentiful islands, some colder-weather regions like Maine and Ontario offer islands that are surprisingly affordable.
Don't get us wrong, though -- there are some incredible warm-weather tropical islands we've been fantasizing about buying as well. There's Motu Karatae, a 24-acre paradise in the South Pacific with hidden lagoons, jungle-lined beaches, and towering coconut trees. If you can't get enough tropical island fantasizing, there are websites that specialize specifically in private tropical island real estate and don't include results in places like Canada.
Some of the islands are even established private island resorts, giving investors the opportunity to take over ownership and start making income by renting the rooms and suites to honeymooners, couples, and luxury travelers. The problem with this route is, you hardly ever just get to enjoy your slice of paradise...you'll be too busy running it!
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your Gucci bag, hop in your gold-plated private jet, and go tour some of these private islands to find out which one you'll turn into your own personal honeymoon resort!