From an island in The Bahamas with its own airplane landing strip to a woodsy getaway near Maine in Canadian waters, if you have the cash, you can live in paradise on your very own private island.
Here are some private islands that have been on and off the market:
|Isola di Mal Ventre, Italy|
This 200-acre Mediterranean island a few miles off the coast of Sardinia was listed for 1.5 million euros or over $2 million. Called Isola di Mal Ventre is surrounded by "crystal" blue water and sandy beaches. A low rise villa could be constructed around the remains of former buildings and water could be drawn from the existing well, the listing states. "Isola di Mal Ventre has been habited on and off since Roman times with a watering well and buildings foundations still evident," according to the listing. "These could be incorporated in the design of a modern villa and it may be possible to construct a jetti from which trips to the mainland could be in just under minutes by boat."
|Casco Bay Island, U.S. and Canada|
The 41-acre Casco Bay Island, near Maine but in Canadian waters, was listed for $1.4 million. There are two miles of shorefront at high tide. The cedar log home was built in 1994 and comes with a redwood hot tub.
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|The Lower Birch Islands, Maine|
The Lower Birch Islands in Maine were listed for $1.795 million, southeast of Bangor. Take a scenic 20-minute boat ride led by Capt. Jaimie Robertson from the Town Dock in Milbridge, Maine, to your private getaway.
The large Lower Birch Island spans 23.6 acres and the smaller one is 4.4 acres. The large island has a 1,872 sq. ft. two-story home. The small island has a building permit for a four-bedroom home that would have 180 views of water.
|Masson Island, Ontario|
Masson Island in Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada, was listed for $2.725 million Canadian dollars. The 6.5 acre outer island has a three-bedroom main cottage, a two-bedroom waterside guest cottage. The property also has a "designer" sauna and a dry dock boat house.
|Dumunpalit Island, Philippines|
Dumunpalit Island in the Philippines was listed for $3.4 million. The 75-acre island is surrounded by coral reefs, and is about a 40-minute flight southeast of Manila.
Dumunpalit means "the place which never changes," but the island is also known as Turtle Island because the 150-plus-foot-high volcanic towers that rise on both its ends resemble fins flipping through the turquoise waters," the listing states.
|Hinchenbrook Island, Australia|
Hinchenbrook Island in the Great Barrier reef off the coast of Australia was listed for $4.379 million. With a private beach and resort facilities, the island has more than 20 acres of "pristine tropical wilderness" at the most northern tip of Australia's largest Island National Park.
|Sturt Island, British Columbia|
Sturt Island in British Columbia, Canada, was listed for $5.4 million Canadian dollars. The 85.6-acre island has a main residence, log home and cabin. "The island itself is fully forested with towering fir and cedar through-out," the listing states, adding that two-thirds of the property borders Surge Narrows Marine Park.
|Buck Island, British Virgin Islands|
Buck Island in the British Virgin Islands was for sale for $30 million. The 43-acre Buck Island has "vertical cliffs and soft white sand beaches," the listing on PrivateIslandsInc.com states, with a residence that houses "upwards of 20 occupants, providing a variety of unique spaces for people to converge."
|Shelter Island, Montana|
Shelter Island in Montana was listed for $59.5 million. The 24-acre property has what the listing calls the largest private home in Montana, featuring 32,000 sq. ft. Nearby is Glacier National Park.
|Innocence Island, Bahamas|
The 681-acre Innocence Island in the Bahamas was available for auction through Concierge auction house. Initially listed for a cool $55 million, the property will be sold in conjunction with Damianos Sotheby's International Realty with a reserve price of $10 million. You get your own landing strip and airport code, a 3,000 sq. ft. main house and a second bungalow with a gym and meditation deck, CNBC reports.
|Yadua Island, Fiji|
Yadua Island in Fiji was on sale with a price that's given upon request only. On more than 23 acres, the listing describes a property that has potential for a resort property.
"Whilst this island does not offer a large degree of sandy shoreline, it is an ideal island for a residential development or, with some reclamation of foreshore can sustain a small tourist resort of around 15-20 keys," the listing states. "At the top of the island rests the remains of a volcanic crater which have been incorporated into the Master Planning, to be re-constructed to form a salt water Crater Lake or Mountain Top Lagoon."