The Islands

Location: Belize City, Belize

Infrastructure: A clean slate! Firm ground to build on with surrounding tree root systems to protect the island core.

Turnkey: No

Legal: Common Law (derived from British Law) and thus buying the island is as simple as buying any property. The beach is technically public land

Area:1.5 acres (0.61 hectares) of titled land. Another 66′ feet – 30 meters – of setback in every direction belongs to the government, effectively doubling the usable size of the island to 3 acres (1.22 hectares).

Price: $220,000

Location: Palawan, Philippines

Infrastructure: Simple but well-built 3-bedroom 2-storey house, with kichen area and toilet/shower. Fresh water is pumped from lake. Electricity by generator. Sewage to existing septic tank. Internet – good 4G signal.

Turnkey: No

Legal: Foreigners can’t legally own land in the Philippines, it needs to be 51% owned by a local person. In reality, the local entity can own 51% of non-voting shares. I know lots of people that own land in the Philippines, the reason the project started was because my German friend has an island here we were interested in buying. We should not let this bog us down.

The second issue is this is a bit of a corrupt country, that’s not always a bad thing, but we would need to do a lot of due diligence, in contrast to Ireland, Belize, or even Panama, where we pretty much just buy.

Area: No

Price: $220-250k USD

Location: Palawan, Philippines

Infrastructure: There’s a house on the island which is 112 square metres. There’s an option to have a live-in housemaid/cook.

Turnkey: Yes

Legal: Foreigners can’t legally own land in the Philippines, it needs to be 51% owned by a local person. In reality, the local entity can own 51% of non-voting shares. I know lots of people that own land in the Philippines, the reason the project started was because my German friend has an island here we were interested in buying. We should not let this bog us down.

The second issue is this is a bit of a corrupt country, that’s not always a bad thing, but we would need to do a lot of due diligence, in contrast to Ireland, Belize, or even Panama, where we pretty much just buy.

Area: 2.6 hectares or 6.25 acres

Price: $350,000

Location: Lake Bayano, Panama

Infrastructure: There’s a simple but well-built 3-bedroom 2-storey house, with kichen area and toilet/shower. Fresh water is pumped from lake. Electricity by generator. Sewage to existing septic tank. Internet – good 4G signal.

Turnkey: Yes

Legal: Civil law but relatively simple so long as due diligence is done correctly

Area: 2 hectares/5 acres in size

Price: USD $250,000

Location: Palawan, Philippines

Infrastructure: There’s forest, there’s beach, fishing, hills, it’s almost the size of a country.

Turnkey: No

Legal: Foreigners can’t legally own land in the Philippines, it needs to be 51% owned by a local person. In reality, the local entity can own 51% of non-voting shares. I know lots of people that own land in the Philippines, the reason the project started was because my German friend has an island here we were interested in buying. We should not let this bog us down.

The second issue is this is a bit of a corrupt country, that’s not always a bad thing, but we would need to do a lot of due diligence, in contrast to Ireland, Belize, or even Panama, where we pretty much just buy.

Area: 30/36 acres when you include the shoreline.

Price: $330,000

Location: County Cork, Ireland

Infrastructure: 2 small in-hill dwellings, AKA “Hobbit Houses.” Freshwater access and a small dock.

Turnkey: No

Legal: Probably the best legal jurisdiction as it is a member of the EU. British law and simple to purchase

Area: 6 acres

Price: $225,000

Location: Hopkins/Placencia, Belize

Infrastructure: No! We would be looking at reasonable costs to build, however, and we have been speaking with developers and contractors in the area to get an idea of that cost. It would certainly not be inconsequential, but is certainly within our budget.

Turnkey: No

Legal: Common Law (derived from British Law) and thus buying the island is as simple as buying any property. The beach is technically public land

Area:  0.6 acres (0.25 hectares)

Price: $300,000

Location: Hopkins/Placencia, Belize

Infrastructure: No! Clean Slate! Firm, cleared ground and ready to build!

Turnkey: No

Legal: Common Law (derived from British Law) and thus buying the island is as simple as buying any property. The beach is technically public land

Area:   0.28 acres (0.11 hectares)

Price: $199,000

Location: Hopkins/Placencia, Belize

Infrastructure: Nope! We would be looking at reasonable costs to build, however, we would have this island cleared and filled prior to taking ownership, included in the purchase price, giving us a clean slate to build on. 

Turnkey:  No

Legal: Common Law (derived from British Law) and thus buying the island is as simple as buying any property. The beach is technically public land

Area: 1.1 acres (0.45 hectares), not inclusive of the (66 foot (20 metre) setback for all water properties.)

Price: $350,000

Location: Borneo, Malaysia

 Infrastructure: Yes, a fully-functional resort already occupies one of the 5 acres.

Turnkey: Yes

Legal: Malaysia has legal hurdles to overcome but it is possible.

Area: 5-acre parcel, with the business currently taking up only 20% of the land. The property is surrounded by nationally protected forest, so it is not an island, but it is isolated.

Price: $250,000

Location: Placencia, Belize

 Infrastructure: No! Blank slate, just like the others in the chain that make up Bakers Rendezvous! We would be looking at reasonable costs to build, however, and we have been speaking with developers and contractors in the area to get an idea of that cost. It would certainly not be inconsequential, but it is certainly within our budget.

Turnkey: No!

Legal:  Common Law (derived from British Law) and thus buying the island is as simple as buying any property. The beach is technically public land

Area: 2 acres (0.80 hectares), but that is not inclusive of the 66 foot (20 meter) setback for all water properties.

Price: $325,000

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