Private Islands

All eyes on tranquil islands

The attractions of South Molle are clear to anyone in the market for a private island.

Australia's Whitsundays are famously home to 74 islands, according to the tourism mantra. David Colfelt, author of the cruising guide 100 Magic Miles, says it's more like 150, if you count the picturesque islets and rocks.

Wednesday, 9 January, 2013, 3:26am

Heaven on earth

Property ownership on a private island is a privilege afforded to the very few, not only because of the price but also due to the exclusivity factor. But there are a number of such properties on the market.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Private island

Aristotle Onassis, Richard Branson, John Wayne, Errol Flynn, Abba, the Disney family, Ted Turner, Bill Gates, Bjorn Borg ... and you? Forget yachts, business jets and Ferraris; the aforementioned luminaries own, or owned, the last word in status symbols: a private island.

12 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Six of the best private islands to rent

Necker Island (pictured)

11 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

A private paradise becomes affordable

DAYS begin idyllically on Necker Island. Breakfast of fruit and berries on the sun terrace overlooking the crystal blue Caribbean seems to set the humming-birds humming.

Lunch in this private British Virgin Islands paradise is taken under the shade of the pagoda and prepared by one of the world's great chefs.

24 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Rubbing shoulders with the world's most wealthy people

SOME of the most famous names in the world have their own private island.

Although Canada is the richest source of private islands, most of the world's rich and famous prefer to head for warmer climes, according to Pedro Arez, director of agents Vladi Private Islands.

28 May 1995 - 12:00am