5 Private Islands That Are More Affordable Than Most London Flats

Yes, we’re having another moan about London property prices. After spending the weekend perusing totally unaffordable, but nevertheless tiny, studio flats in South London, I decided to see just how much my money was worth further afield. And it turns out, it’s worth a whole lot more than 3 square-metres of space, a pull out bed and an ‘open plan’ toilet. You can buy private, tropical islands for the same price as a garage in London, for god sake! But is it worth giving up tube strikes, busy commutes and polluted roads for a slice of tropical solace? Give me a volleyball called Wilson and I’m there.

 

1. Mavuva Island, Fiji: Private lots from £88,400

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[Private Island Online]
This gorgeous South Pacific island has 42 acres of land up for grabs. Gorgeous turquoise waters, beautiful white sands and tropical greenery. Are we dreaming?

 

VS. A garage in London: £100,000

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[Zoopla]
OR you could ditch your island dreams for THIS purpose built garage in North West London. It’s a bargain for £100,000. Now all you need is to buy a car…

 

2. Spuhn Island, Alaska: £120,000

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[Private Islands Online]
Perhaps this tranquil haven North West of Canada is a little bit too isolated for some, but waking up to those views every morning would be something special.

 

VS. Shared ownership of 1 bedroom flat (in Croydon): £120,000 

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[Zoopla]
Or you could get half of this. Wow. (Does that mean half of the one bedroom too?!) Oh, and it’s in Croydon. Double wow.

 

3. Tahifehifa Island, Tonga: £240,000

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[Private Islands Online]
This is the archetypal tropical island. The isle that comes to mind when you shut your eyes and imagine your perfect life. All it needs is a bar.

 

VS. Studio in Paddington: £235,000

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[Zoopla]
Annnd this is what appears when you wake up from your island dream.

 

4. Plitvice Island, Croatia: £281,000

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[Private Islands Online]
This baby’s just a stones throw away from the mainland (meaning easy access to Hideout and Outlook festivals). And that sea looks so inviting.

 

VS. 1 bedroom flat in New Cross: £274,000

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[Zoopla]
Comes fully furnished. Grime included. Inviting for vermin, perhaps.

 

5. Temple Island, Australia: £453,000

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[Private Islands Online]
We like this one because it’s shaped like a sting ray. It’s full of fresh oysters, ready to eat off the rocks (and they won’t cost you £5 a pop). It also has its own private airstrip, so probably more accessible than Oxford Street tube station on a Saturday.

 

VS. 1 bedroom flat in Clapham: £465,000

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[Zoopla]
 So this doesn’t look so bad right? (Don’t scroll up again, avoid looking at those lovely islands. Everything will be ok.)

Featured image credit: Zoopla/Private Islands Online

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