Top 10 Private Islands for Sale from $200K and Up

  • Empty beaches? Yes. Private resorts? Even better. Your own island? Now we're talking. If you've ever dreamed of buying a private island of your own (who hasn't?), these 10 picks from Private Islands magazine, ranked from affordable to aspirational, are a good place to start.

  • Island for Sale: Kastawei Island, Vanuatu
    Kastawei Island, VanuatuCourtesy Private Islands magazine
  • 10. Kastawei Island, Vanuatu: $199,000

  • Kastawei Island may be just less than an acre in size, but this little gem has a natural bay that's perfect for a boat — and some of the prettiest water we've ever seen.

  • Island for Sale: Tahifehifa Island, Tonga
    Tahifehifa Island, TongaCourtesy Private Islands magazine
  • 9. Tahifehifa Island, Tonga: $370,205

  • Just beyond the surrounding reef, you can spot whales in the water — while standing on your own beach.

  • Island for Sale: Pink Pearl Island, Nicaragua
    Pink Pearl Island, NicaraguaCourtesy Private Islands magazine
  • 8. Pink Pearl Island, Nicaragua: $500,000

  • Besides your own tropical paradise, the purchase of this island also comes with three thatch bungalows (your new home) and a speedboat (appropriately named The Black Pearl) to take you to the mainland — if you ever decide to leave.

  • Island for Sale: Motu Opuou, French Polynesia
    Motu Opuou, French PolynesiaCourtesy Private Islands magazine
  • 7. Motu Opuou, French Polynesia: $742,886

  • This might be the perfect island. Flanked by two larger islands, Motu Opuou is protected from winds, and a barrier reef offshore keeps the lagoon water crystal clear.

  • Island for Sale: Pelican Cay, Bahamas
    Pelican Cay, BahamasCourtesy Private Islands magazine
  • 6. Pelican Cay, Bahamas: $2,500,000

  • Yep, you can own 3 acres of pure bliss on this Bahama island. During the day, go snorkeling at the reef, and at night, curl up in your private one-bedroom bungalow under the coconut palms.

  • Island for Sale: Bannister Cay, Belize
    Bannister Caye, BelizeCourtesy Private Islands magazine
  • 5. Bannister Caye, Belize: $2,500,000

  • This 2.8-acre island is currently leased out as cruise-ship stop, where lucky guests can enjoy snorkeling or hanging out on the floating trampoline. But when it's all yours, the only guest you have to please is, well, you.

  • Island for Sale: Dumunpalit, Philippines
    Dumunpalit, PhilippinesCourtesy Private Islands magazine
  • 4. Dumunpalit, Philippines: $3,400,000

  • Dumunpalit also goes by Turtle Island, a nod to the 150-plus-foot-high volcanic towers that resemble fins flipping through the turquoise waters.

  • Island for Sale: Portofino Caye, Belize
    Portofino Caye, BelizeCourtesy Private Islands magazine
  • 3. Portofino Caye, Belize: $4,500,000

  • Get the whole fam to pitch in for this Caribbean island. With three villas, separate staff quarters, an open-air palapa (perfect for family gatherings), six gazebos, commercial-grade kitchen facilities, a secluded plunge pool and a private marina, you'll have all the space in the world to stay as close (or as far away) as possible.

  • Island for Sale: Manuhangi Atoll, French Polynesia
    Manuhangi Atoll, French PolynesiaCourtesy Private Islands magazine
  • 2. Manuhangi Atoll, French Polynesia: $8,667,003

  • Who needs a private pool when you can have a private lagoon surrounded by a coral reef?

  • Island for Sale: Saddle Back Cay, Bahamas
    Saddle Back Cay, BahamasCourtesy Private Islands magazine
  • 1. Saddle Back Cay, Bahamas: $12,995,000

  • Saddle Back Cay is named after the saddle shape of the island. Want to see it for youself? The island boasts a killer 360-degree view from one of the highest points in the Exumas. When you feel like coming back down to sea level, a hidden sandbar that appears with the rise and fall of the tides is the perfect place to feel grounded again.