Thursday, April 30, 2015

Top Six Locations for Island Living: Buy a Piece of Paradise


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Who hasn’t dreamt of escaping to a desert island, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life? For beach loving house-hunters, and investors looking for something off the beaten track or in emerging tourist destinations, there is an abundance of land available in paradisal locations.

Global real estate company Lamudi has compiled a list of the top six plots, currently for sale in unique areas around the world, for your very own slice of island living. 

Private island lot in Aborlan, the Philippines

Beautiful, white sand beaches, coral reefs for diving and snorkeling, and stunning views of the mainland mountain range - a piece of this could be yours with this 180,000 square meter lot. Located in the province of Palawan, Aborlan lies almost 70 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa City. The luxury island is a hop, skip and a jump away from the Tubbataha Reef, a marine and bird sanctuary, found in the middle of the Sulu Sea. And if you do not want complete escape from the rest of the world, the island still has cell phone signal.

Price: ~ USD 1.42 million 

Beach-adjacent plot on Zanzibar Island, Tanzania 

Whether you are looking to invest or to relocate, Zanzibar is a location that cannot be left off your shortlist. Own a piece of the stunning Zanzibar Island, also known as Unguja, with this 1122 square meter plot of land in Fukuchani, a village on the northwest coast. The plot is located just 70 meters from the beach, and a 15 minute drive from Nungwi Town, at the very tip of the island.

Price: USD 19,000

Uninhabited jewel in Flores, Indonesia 

If you do not like to share your space, then why not invest in your very own freehold island? Ideal for a private estate, or boutique resort, Banko Island, is a 60,000 square meter island, a short boat ride from Labuan Bajo harbour in Flores - one of the Lesser Sunda Islands to the east of Java. Spend your days exploring the untouched coral reefs, relaxing on the beach, and enjoying the calm lagoon and surrounding landscape. If this is not enough, the freehold also includes Bank Atoll, a 100 square meter sandbar, perfect for holding events. 

Price: USD 2.7 million

Beach-front land on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Who wouldn’t want to escape their everyday life for a beach-front property in the Caribbean Sea? With 8043 meters squared of land only 100 meters from the beach, you could build your dream home, or set up your own resort, surrounded by clear waters to swim, scuba dive, fish, and explore the coral reefs. The island is 13 kilometers off the Yucatán Peninsula coast, less than a half hour boat ride from Cancun.   

Price: USD 864,000

Lagoon-front land on Dutch Bay Island, Sri Lanka 

Invest in Sri Lanka’s thriving tourism industry with this nine acre, lagoon-front plot, perfect for a boutique hotel, villas or accommodation for kiters visiting the kite surfing lagoon of Kalpitiya. Kalpitiya, made up of 14 islands in the northwest of Sri Lanka, is rich in natural beauty. Dutch Bay Island itself boasts breathtaking views, mangrove forests and rich history, and has high potential for tourism-related projects.

Price: ~ USD 207,190

Stunning views on Île aux Cerfs, Mauritius

The Île aux Cerfs, or Deer Island, is found near the east coast of Mauritius. While there are no longer deer on the island, there is over four kilometers of the world’s most beautiful beaches, as well as an abundance of sporting activities - including an 18-hole golf course - and culinary delights. Invest in this popular tourist destination with a 30 perch (about 760 square meter) plot of land, with picturesque views of the island. 

Price: ~ USD 42,000 

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