Five of the worlds best private islands for sale – Financial Times

For the good life

Thisbountiful Greek island in the Mediterranean Seaproduces olives, pistachios, pomegranates, apricots and peaches. Theisland includes a four-bedroom main house, one-bedroomguest cottage and separate staff quarters. The 9m property is 15 minutes from Athens International Airport by helicopter, which can land on its jetty.

For sunset views

Located in Ontarios Muskoka Lakes, thisprivate island has awest-facing swimming jetty, ideal for admiring the dropping sun. As well as a four-bedroom house, the property includes two acresof woodedterrain, abeachand two boat houses. It is priced at C$4m ($2.95m).

For easy access

A causeway connects the1,280-acre Pepin Island to Cable Bay, a beauty spot on New Zealands South Island. From there it is a 20-minute drive to Nelson and 10 minutes more to the citysdomesticairport. Guests are easily accommodated: as well as the main seven-bedroom housethere is a three-bedroom house,a pair of two-bedroom cottages and three one-bedroom chalets. The island is on the market for NZ$16m ($10.5m).

For isolation

Located 25 miles east of Exmouth in Western Australia, in an area renowned for fishing and marine wildlife,Wilderness Island could be used as a private home or run as an eco-tourism business. Theestate comprises a communal lodge, six one-bedroom cabins, moorings for three boats and a 700m airstrip. It is on the market forA$1.25-1.5m ($0.88m-1.05m).

For nature lovers

This30-acre island on Puyehue Lake in Chile is home to native birds, such as chucaos and thorn-tailed rayaditos, and trees including the Chilean hazel.The $3.2m estate offers 13 bedrooms split across three cabins, which have views of the Andes and Puyehue volcano.

Photographs: Greece Sothebys International Realty; Christies International Real Estate; New Zealand Sothebys International Realty; Western Australia Sothebys International Realty; Chile Sothebys International Realty

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