Fancy an atoll?
Buying an island isn’t cheap. Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison has just bought 98 percent of the island of Lanai in Hawaii for somewhere around the $500 million mark and even closer to home the island of Eilean Balnagowan off the west coast of Scotland will still set you back £350,000.
So if you want to splash out, you could consider splurging it all on an atoll. Marlon Brando certainly enjoyed Tetiaroa, his atoll in the South Pacific and luckily we have the very thing for you (if you have a spare EUR 6,900,000 kicking around), Taiaro, a fairly circular atoll west of the Tuamotu group, about 349 miles north east of Tahiti.
Powder white sand? Tick. Palm trees? Tick. Nice coral? Tick. The land surrounding the lagoon is virtually all covered by vegetation – although there is a small house – and the lagoon itself is basically a deep salt water lake as it has no passage to the ocean. There’s even some history to it as the first recorded European arriving at the Taiaro Atoll was Captain Robert FitzRoy in 1835 with Charles Darwin on board the Beagle. Taiaro is now a UNESCO protected area and Biosphere Reserve.
It’s on the market with Vladi Private Islands.Island, moving house
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