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What is this site all about?

Having just checked our site statistics for Let's Buy An Island I was really surprised to see how many people are currently ending up on our threadbare coming soon page, be it via Facebook, Twitter, or most excitingly search engines such as Google. I am sure most of you also notice the blank blog section [...]

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Timetable of buying an island

Sometimes it is easy to look at things and think they have slowed down which to an extent, they have. But this is only apparent, simply because of how quickly things moved in the start, which was frankly breathtaking.But as we approach the year mark, it is now time to put some lines in the [...]

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Coffee Island, Belize $270,000

Whilst I was still in Belize, the chance arose to visit not-yet-on-the-market Coffee Island. Of course I took up the opportunity. So on 25 June 2018, my surprise visit to Belize Island number 4 was underway. Location After our recent island visits, the striking advantage of Coffee Island is its proximity to an international airport. [...]

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Secret Island Placencia, Belize $300,000

On 27 May 2018 three of us, Islandians each, visited Placencia, Belize for a weekend of exploring potential properties within budget for this project and to conduct due diligence as to the feasibility of Belize overall as host to this grand experiment.We met with local experts in construction, real estate, law, immigration, tourism and boating. [...]

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Malaipo Island – Palawan $330,000

This island came through a contact I have and has only been listed locally so far. Long story short it’s been in the owner’s family for 60 plus years, and nothing has ever been done with it. Location Location is great 4 hours from Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, which has been voted best [...]

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Mannion Island, County Cork, Ireland

For this report, I will start with the wide view, zoom in to the property itself, and then widen the focus out again to the island’s immediate surroundings. Mannion Island is located in an estuary off the coast of County Cork, in the Southwest of the Republic of Ireland. The region is often referred to [...]

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Nangashanti Resort, Borneo

Location An hour’s drive from Kuching airport which has daily services from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong. There is then a 30-minute boat ride. Weather dictates that it is not reachable for 4 months of the year, except by a two-hour hike. Currently, volunteers look after the resort during this season. What is [...]

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Bakers Rendezvous, Placencia, Belize $325,000

During our visit to Placencia, Belize, we came across Bakers Rendezvous, a chain of islands that share a name. One of these, near the end of the chain, is for sale in our range. Below we summarize some of the pros and cons of this parcel. We believe, generally, that the pros outweigh the cons [...]

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Desert island democracy

Join the group crowdfunding their own utopian island micronation For immediate release: A share of the world’s very first crowdfunded private island is still up for grabs, with organisers today putting out a final rallying call for the adventurous, the visionary, and the democratically inclined to share in their dream of founding an independent island [...]

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Twin Caye Hopkins, Belize $300,000

Some islands we featured recently are off of the coast of Placencia, a long peninsula that pulls south along the southern tip of Belize. This little gem sits a little further north, off Hopkins Village, which cuts about an hour from the driving time from Belize City, the nearest airport. Twin Caye is at the [...]

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