For many people, the epitome of paradise is a private island with a warm breeze and the sound of crashing waves on an absolutely beautiful beach. If your finances are in order, you might be able to turn that fantasy into a reality.
Read on to see some shockingly affordable islands where you can build your next vacation home.
Tucked away east of Michigan’s upper peninsula, Fortney Island is a classic Canadian gem filled with the rustic charm of the Ontario wilds. This island boasts two basic cabins, 1.31 acres of land, a sturdy dock and a few aluminum boats to make this a perfect summertime getaway — all for just $151,343.
Big Tancook Island
Elsewhere in Canada, you can invest in your own idyllic slice of the Nova Scotian wilderness for just $68,104. Boasting 11.6 acres of rugged northeastern wilderness, Big Tancook is the largest island in Mahone Bay.
If you really want a heavenly island experience in the Sunshine State, check out Angel’s Nest — the northernmost island outpost in the MacKeever Keys. Snuggled on a 3.25-acre swathe of private land in the Pine Island Sound, this $800,000 investment offers its owner the experience of solitude with the closest neighbors situated a half-mile away.
Home to some of the most beautiful resorts in the Caribbean, Foots Cay is located right in the center of the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. If you’re craving a piece of heaven, look no further: This 20-acre island features a four-suite home, two smaller guest houses and a harbor with enough space to host two yachts. At $16 million, though, it might be a little outside of your price range.
Keep reading to discover some destinations that are truly hidden gems.