Private Island

No, Amazon doesn’t sell islands (yet), but you can buy them on the internet. Check out Private Islands Online to find an island that matches your requirements. Prices start as low as $30,000 for a remote island in Canada or Central America. The highest price tag in $100m+ and you can only guess what “price upon request” means.

Never fear: there are less expensive ways to get on a private islands – even if it’s only yours for a day. Many cruise lines run private islands. Having a private island gives them the option to control the whole experience – and obviously also the revenue. Some of the islands are purchased, some are leased over decades. One thing that’s guaranteed? All cruise line owned islands are cookie-cutter experiences: located in the Caribbean, delivering the perfect beach day.

Here is the list of islands:

  • Carnival: Half Moon Cay
  • Disney Cruise Line: Castaway Cay
  • Norwegian Cruise Line: Great Stirrup Cay
  • Princess Cruises: Princess Cay
  • Royal Caribbean: Coco Cay and Labadee

If the day on one of these islands made you hungry to get your own, check out this list of high profile islands owners. Maybe Richard Branson, David Copperfield or Nicolas Cage has some advise for you…