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Hot property: five houses for sale in islands

Estate, Eleuthera, Bahamas, $5.49bn

Where Adjacent to Double Bay beach on the island of Eleuthera, which has a population of 11,000 and is in some places only a mile wide. Governor’s Harbor Airport is a 35-minute drive away and has direct flights to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

What Estate with three houses, consisting of a main house, a cottage and a two-story pool house, each with two en-suite bedrooms. In total, there are 5,000 square feet of living space.

Why All three buildings are elevated on a hill and have extensive views of the Atlantic Ocean. The finca is powered by its own solar farm and is supplied by groundwater sources.

Who Sotheby’s International Real Estate


Villa, Koh Samui, Thailand, 169 million Bt ($5.13 million)

Where On the western coast of Koh Samui, the second largest island in Thailand. There is a ferry to the mainland Don Sak district from Na Thon, which is a 20-minute drive away. The airport is an hour’s drive away.

What A five-bedroom, four-bathroom villa with over 13,500 square feet of interior living space. Interior finishes include locally sourced Samui granite, Thai teak, hand-cast bronze, and Sukabumi stone. The property was built in 2020.

Why The west face of the property, and its infinity pool, has sea views towards the mainland, while other rooms look out over the island’s mountains and valleys.

Who Christie’s International Real Estate


An aerial view of a private island.  A motor boat passes

© Terry Tao/The Corcoran Group

Private island, Placencia, Belize, $2.19bn

Where 25 minutes by boat from Placencia, a beach town on the Caribbean coast of Belize.

What A private island with two houses and a separate building for entertainment, which has a bar, stereo and kitchen. The two cabins have five bedrooms and two bathrooms in total, as well as outdoor showers.

Why The secluded island has complete privacy and is close to Belize’s natural barrier reef, which is the largest in the Northern Hemisphere.

Who The Corcoran Group


A modern two-story villa on a white sand beach

Villa, Fitts Village, Barbados, $6.8 million

Where On the west coast of Barbados, in a small fishing village that is a 15-minute drive from the capital, Bridgetown.

What A modern villa with six bathrooms and six bedrooms, four of which have sea views and private balconies. The open plan kitchen, dining and living room have large bi-fold doors that open onto a covered terrace.

Why Outdoor areas include a private patio, pool, and uncovered terrace that leads directly to the white-sand beach.

Who frank knight


A terrace overlooking an infinity pool and the Aegean Sea

Villa, Íos, Greece, €7 million

Where On Kolitsani beach on the west coast of the island of Ios, which is halfway between Naxos and Santorini, and has a population of 2,000.

What A five bedroom, six bathroom villa with interior stonework and custom millwork throughout. The contemporary property has 660 square meters of interior living space, a gym and a covered terrace that runs the entire length.

Why The front of the villa has floor to ceiling windows looking out over the infinity pool and the Aegean Sea beyond.

Who Sotheby’s International Real Estate

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