Movie stars who own private islands

With all the paparazzi following them around, it’s no wonder celebrities long for some privacy. And there’s no better way to get some peace and quiet than jump on the boat and go to your private island. Owning an island offers a celebrity a chance to get away from everything and relax. Check out these famous people and their private islands.

Nicolas Cage – Leaf Cay, Bahamas

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It was in the year 2006 that Nicolas Cage purchased this Bahamian island for $3 million. He already owned a luxurious home on Paradise Island. Leaf Cay is part of the Exuma chain of islands and is located near his close friend Johnny Depp’s private island as well as near an island that is owned by singers Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. With tropical palms, long sandy beaches and a freshwater pond, this 40-acre island is nothing less than a paradise. The island houses several buildings including luxury hotels. High-profile visitors can use the 1,500-foot airstrip and the marina. The island’s power supply comes from the Bahamas government, and there is a solar powered back-up system.

Johnny Depp – Little Halls Pond Cay, Bahamas

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The actor fell in love with the Bahamas during the filming of “Pirates of the Caribbean” and went ahead and bought his own real-life Caribbean paradise getaway for his family in the Bahamas. This 45-acre, one mile long isle is a private island and is part of the Exuma archipelago to the south of Bahamas. It cost him $3.6 million and boasts of the world’s most beautiful reefs, a private harbor, a palm-fringed lagoon, and six pristine white sand beaches. It is accessible only by a boat, helicopter or seaplane. Recent news that made headlines was that his island will be run on eco-friendly solar power.

Mel Gibson – Mago Island, Fiji

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The idyllic tropical islands of Fiji have long been a favored vacation spot for residents of Australia, and Mel Gibson no doubt agrees. Joining other Fijian island owners like the billionaire founder of Red Bull Energy Drinks, the actor purchased Mago Island in 2005 for a reported $15 million. At 5,400 acres and one of the largest private owned islands in the South Pacific, this island is almost completely secluded and uninhabited and the actor only built a residence for himself.

Leonardo DiCaprio – Blackadore Cay, Belize

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Purchased in 2005 for a reported $1.75M, the sprawling 104-acre island is located between mainland Belize and Ambergris Caye. This beautiful island with white sand beaches, coconut trees, and rocky outcrops is located near the famous Barrier Reef. It is said that there is no other island in Belize that has the length to install an airstrip.

Eddie Murphy – Rooster Cay, Bahamas

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Eddie Murphy owns an unspoiled paradise, Rooster Cay, which is also known as Long Cay. He bought this little isle in 2007 for $15 million and it is just a few minutes away from Nassau. According to Private Island Magazine the comedian used to own another Bahamian cay called Pearl Island.

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2 responses to “Movie stars who own private islands”

  1. Tim says:

    I believe everyone lives the way he/she wants and can afford! The sad part of it is that these are we, who are paying for these luxurious styles. Well, this is our choice. I wouldn’t refuse an island too, by the way. LOL

  2. Kelly says:

    I wish I had my own private island among those of Maldives. This s cool! I am jealous to all these celebrities. Maybe they are merciful to me and make a me a perfect birthday gift?))) Guys, just do not be greedy! LOL