There are those who invest in private real estate and those who invest in private islands. If you’re one of the latter you’ll want to head to Private Islands Online. The website lists most of the world’s islands available for sale or rent.
At the more budget end of the offering is the 2.53ha (6-acre) McGibbon Island in Canada at US$29,900. But if your surname is Gates, Rinehart or Buffet the Island of Patroklos might be more your thing with its 5,050 olive trees, 150 goats and long sandy beaches over 260.21ha (643 acres). It’s just off the coast of Greece and is apparently “coveted by investors” at a bargain price of US$186 million.