Explore the top 5 luxurious islands, all owned by world-famous celebrities.
What do you do when you are a celebrity with an extra $10 million lying around?
You buy your own private island of course. Just ask world- famous celebrities like Johnny Depp, Mel Gibson, Nicolas Cage or Sir Richard Branson, who all been snapped enjoying a vacation on their own private island.
It’s been reported most of these celebs uses their luxurious islands as a paparazzi free getaway, while others rent out their islands to extremely wealthy travellers. So, with tropical palms swaying in the breeze and turquoise waters lapping at the crisp white sand, many celebrities find it a ‘must’ to purchase their very own luxurious exotic islands.
Here our list of most luxurious, expensive, lavish superstar islands. And trust us – these private islands are actually out of this world.
5. Nicholas Cage: 30 acres
Kicking off this list is world-famous actor Nicholas Cage, who is no stranger to the world of the elite real estate. In 2006 the actor purchased the Leaf Cay, an island in the Bahamas, with a view to creating a luxury getaway for his down time.
4. Johnny Depp: 45 acres
This ‘oh-so handsome’ actor is a proud owner of a pretty substantial island in the Caribbean (of course) called the Little Hall’s Pond Cay. It was suggested that Johnny was captivated with the way of life in the Bahamas when filming the ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ and was soon looking at property in the region. With six beaches, Johnny and his family are sure to make full use of the 45-acre property.
3. Leonardo DiCaprio: 104 acres
Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio purchased his very own Belize gateway back in 2005. This Blackadore Cay is a stone throw from the beautiful, Great Barrier Reef. Leo apparently stumbled across Blackadore in 2004 when on vacation in the area and soon decided to buy the island and turn it into a lavish resort.
2. David Copperfield: 150 acres
Did illusionist David Copperfield use his magic powers to buy his Musha Cay private island or did he just bank some serious cash? Well, we go with option two – the world-famous illusionist worked his way to 21 Emmy Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a cool net worth of $800 million, as well as a private island! The Musha Cay welcomes guest for an enjoyable, luxury, ultra-private experience. This island is enclosed by three other small islands in the bay (known as Copperfield Bay) to secure ultimate privacy for guest.
1. Mel Gibson: 5,440 acres
Oscar-winning actor Mel Gibson makes it to number one on our list, with his Mago Island in the Fiji region for $15 million. Of course, the deal was not without its controversies; descendants of the Mago Island natives protested Mel’s purchase. However, the deeds were signed and sealed, and Mel became the owner of Mago Island. The lavish and exotic island is a massive 5,440 acres of pure beautiful land with turquoise waters surrounding it. Now, that’s what you call a private island!
For more on the lavish life of world-famous celebrities, have a look at our list of ultra extravagant celebrity private jets!