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If you're currently looking for a property in the UK right now, then you may want to search further afield than you were originally planning.
That's because some luxury private islands around the globe are cheaper than the average UK 2-bedroom home. Yes you heard…
With first-time buyers now needing an average deposit of £132,685 to buy a home in the capital, many may decide they want a little more for their money.
So what's better than waking up to your own private island every day?
Evoluted analysed 805 listings for tranquil private islands across two of the main online marketplaces (Private Islands Online and Vladi Private Islands), and compared them to UK city flat prices.
And we think you'll be pleasantly surprised at how affordable they are.
1. Half Island, Nova Scotia, Canada – £51,539
Half Island is a 6-acre private island located less than a mile from mainland.
This makes it easy and convenient to visit your own private island within minutes.
It can be yours for just £51,539 – less than a 2-bed flat in Birmingham, which can go for an average £185,000.
The area has great fishing and beautiful wildlife. It is also famous for its boating, canoeing, and sailing.
You could spend your days paddling up and down the Inhabitants Bay and in and around the various coves.
Or you could spend your day fishing – looking for cod, sea trout, silver perch, mackerel, Atlantic salmon, lobster, oysters and mussels.
Surely better than your normal boring commute, right?
2. Gillis Island, Prince Edward Island, Canada – £87,219
Located on the Pinette River, which just 30 minutes from Charlottetown, Gillis Island is an 11-acre private paradise.
It features a mixed forest with 200 feet of south-facing sandy shorefront and the island has remained largely untouched since the Acadians first settled the surrounding community of Eldon in 1750.
The island certainly won't break the bank, at just £87,219 – cheaper than the average 2-bed flat in Manchester, which sells for £227,000.
There is also canoeing and kayaking on the Pinette River and nearby championship golf courses, so you certainly won't get bored.
3. Beachfront Parcel, Belize, Central America – £118,935
This 6-acre parcel is situated on Southern Long Caye directly facing the Barrier Reef.
Property hunters may be interested to know that it is cheaper to buy than an average two-bed flat in Edinburgh at £118,395 compared to £243,000 respectively.
If you got your hands on it, you'd be able to enjoy beautiful sunsets from the south-facing beach and all the wildlife of the largest reef in the western hemisphere.
It also features beautiful white sand with crystal clear Caribbean waters and offers fishing, snorkelling, diving, spearfishing, whale watching and sailing in the calm waters protected by the reef.
4. Bensley Island, Georgian Bay, Canada – £237,870
Bensley Island offers 12 acres of natural beauty with White Pine and protected coves and is described as "one if the finest private islands available on Lake Huron's North Channel".
If you fancy this stunning island, you'd only have to fork out £237,870 – less than an average 2-bed flat in Brighton, which would cost you £323,000.
The island is just seven minutes away from the marina and offers spectacular views from sunrise to sunset.
You can also swim and sunbathe in peace and the harbour supports boats up to 150 x 20'.
Sounds like heaven!
5. Howard Island, Michigan, US – £313,196
This hidden gem lies just off Drummond’s shore and is within a half mile from Drummond Island Yacht Haven.
You could call it home for the reasonable sum of £313,196, which is less than the average 2-bed flat in Cambridge.
The main cottage on the island comes with 2 bedrooms, a fireplace, knotty pine interior, large windows looking out on bay, newly remodelled bathroom, and a new septic tank and field.
There is also a quaint guest cottage in the woods which sleeps four people, and comes with loft and fireplace.
As well as all this, there is a garage/boathouse located near the dock for all your necessities.
The L-shaped crib dock with deep water, can handle large yachts if you fancy buying one of those too.
The island offers beautiful views of the sunrise and sunset and is described as 'paradise'.
6. Treasure Caye, Belize, Central America – £515,385
Treasure Caye is situated in the crystal clear waters just 9 miles of Dangriga Town in southern Belize, which is just 20 minutes by motor boat.
This beautiful private island, which comprises 4.878 acres, could be yours for just £515,385, meaning it is less than the average 2-bed London flat which go for £758,000.
Instead of the tube and busy streets, you can start your morning by going snorkelling and shopping for local fruit and vegetables in the nearby town.
What could be more idyllic?
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