Uninhabited private Caribbean island lists for $30M
For the price of a swanky New York City mansion, this entire tropical paradise can be yours.
A 352-acre “pristine” island has hit the market in the Caribbean Sea, offering a nature-filled getaway, or serious development opportunity, for anyone with $30 million to spare.
The lush oasis, called Baliceaux (“baubles” or “baubles” in French), is located in the chain of southern Caribbean islands known as the Grenadines, between the larger islands of Saint Vincent and Grenada. “There are no houses, no airports, no restaurants, no cars — and no people,” says press materials for the tiny island, which is part of the Wealth Group — a team founded by Fortune Christie’s International Real Estate’s Patrick Cohen and Victoria Fisher.
While there is no significant built infrastructure, the island’s “amenities” include powder-white beaches, tropical forests, cliffs, meadows, rolling hilltops, cacti and palm trees galore – and both rocky and sandy coastlines. There are also coral reefs, hiking trails and plenty of water for boating.
The wild flora and fauna make the island the ideal opportunity for anyone who dreams of building a bespoke holiday home or a commercial level resort, the mention adds.
“This is an exceptional opportunity for someone seeking the ultimate splendor of a private island for a family complex or for a developer looking to build a boutique hotel,” said Fisher. “The views are breathtaking, the landscape a literal tropical paradise. It captivates with its beauty and privacy.”
The recorded history of the mile-long island began in the 15th century, when Spanish conquistadors discovered it. Later, the 12,000-foot Gun Hill, the highest peak, became a lookout for British soldiers during the Carib Wars in the 18th century.
Gun Hill is still there to this day and is still an ideal place “to experience panoramic Caribbean sunsets”.