12 islands that cost less than a NYC apartment
Piacabucu Islands, Brazil
Sale price: $79,500
Size: 81.58 acres, non-developed
Just up the Rio Sao Francisco in northeastern Brazil, these six islands cost the equivalent of a new Bentley. And they come with coconut trees.
Kastaweo Island, Vanuatu, South Pacific
Sale price: $199,000
Size: .81 acres, non-developed
Let’s start with the fact that this sounds like “Castaway Island.” Live out your Robinson Crusoe fantasy with your very own South Pacific island, surrounded by a reef and white-sand beaches.
Tahifehifa Island, South Pacific
Sale price: $370,205
Size: 1.09 acres, non-developed
The Google Maps view of this island (just search “Tahifehifa”) shows a tiny circle in the middle of a whole lot of blue—an oasis surrounded by a coral barrier reef, with whales reportedly cruising nearby.
Bonefish Cay, Bahamas, Caribbean
Sale price: $599,000
Size: 6 acres, partially developed
Bonefish Cay is a short flight from Nassau and primed for a few new bungalows.
Ahe Atoll Motu, French Polynesia
Sale price: $640,000
Size: 17 acres, non-developed
This palm paradise in the Tuamotu Archipelago (comes with your own turquoise lagoon!) drew the likes of noted French yachtsman Bernard Moitessier, who had his pick of stopovers on his voyages around the world.
Cobb Island, Alaska
Sale price: $645,000
Size: 4.49 acres, non-developed
The air doesn’t get much fresher than on this cedar- and spruce-covered island in Sitka County.
Diamond Cay, Honduras
Sale price: $650,000
Size: 1.4 acres, non-developed
Look at this place. It practically sells itself. Just south of Utila, one of Honduras’ Bay Islands, Diamond Cay is surrounded by a coral reef that demands snorkeling.
Brewers Island, Maryland, USA
Sale price: $650,000
Size: 1 acre, developed
The sales pitch: “Just 300 yards from shore [in Glen Burnie], Brewers Island is a property with a past. The title deed dates back to the Brewer family in 1743 and Brewers Island is rumored to have been a refuge for escaping slaves pre-Civil War.” It now comes with high-speed cable.
Isla Parida, Panama
Sale price: $899,000
Size: 25 acres, non-developed
This Panamanian island is in the middle of the Chiriqui Marine Park, so it's a wildelife bonanza. One word: lobsters. One more word: monkeys.
Hupper Island, Maine
Sale price: $975,000
Size: 146 acres, developed
This Maine hideaway off Port Clyde Harbor boasts beachfront on Clam Cove and walking trails through the island’s woods and meadows.