Whether it’s a private island owned by a celebrity trying to escape the paparazzi or the retreat of a superyacht owner prized for its deserted anchorages, owning a private island represents the ultimate home-from-home vacation. Click through our edit of the best private islands available to buy now to find your own piece of paradise.
Darby Island, Bahamas
Romantic long weekends in the Bahamas have long been a popular pastime among superyacht owners and if you fell in love with the yachting hotspot on your most recent trip why not put down roots at Darby Island? The 554 acre private island is located in the Exuma Cays, around 95 miles from Nassau, and boasts over 6.5km of white sandy beaches. The only development on the island consists of a 7,000 square foot castle built in 1938 by former owner Sir Baxter, which has the potential to be transformed into a stunning residence, while the island could also support an airstrip up to 5,000 feet in length.
Darby Island is listed for sale with Coldwell Banker for $39 million.