12 islands you can buy right now video

Most of these idyllic spots cost less than the average Auckland house.

If you want to join the ranks of rich-listers like Richard Branson and Leonardo DiCaprio, then you need to get your own private island.

Luckily, there are many islands on the market for under US$1 million (NZ$1.43million), which means your dream of having a completely private holiday spot could become a reality. Prices vary greatly based on where they're located, whether homes have already been built on the property, and how many acres are available.

WILD CANE KEY ISLAND

Wild Cane Key island.
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Wild Cane Key island.

Wild Cane Key island, off the coast of Bastimento in Central America, is listed for US$360,000.

The island is a total of 3.4 acres with multiple building spots available on the land. It's most easily accessed by helicopter.

THE SWAINS CAY ANDROS PRIVATE ISLAND

The Swains Cay Andros Private Island
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The Swains Cay Andros Private Island

The Swains Cay Andros Private Island is in the Bahamas and offers a two-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow on its 2.2 acres of land.

It's going for US$525,000.

NUKUDRAU ISLAND

Nukudrau Island.
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Nukudrau Island.

Nukudrau Island is part of Fiji. The 46 acres of land are surrounded by clear waters ideal for snorkelling, diving, and fishing.

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Price is available upon request.

LOVANGO CAY

Lovango Cay.
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Lovango Cay.

Lovango Cay is a five-acre island within the US Virgin Islands, and it's just a 10-minute helicopter ride away from St. Thomas' Cyril E. King Airport.

Price is available upon request.

CAYO IGUANA

Cayo Iguana island.
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Cayo Iguana island.

Cayo Iguana is a private island off the coast of Nicaragua.

The five-acre island is listed for US$750,000 and includes a large three-bedroom, two-bathroom house.

THE MAVUVA ISLAND LOTS 

The Mavuva Island Lots.
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The Mavuva Island Lots.

The Mavuva Island Lots are located on a 42-acre island in Fiji.

The lots run between US$75,000 and US$125,000.

FRIGATE CAYE

Frigate Caye.
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Frigate Caye.

Enjoy fishing, snorkelling, kayaking, kite-sailing, and scuba diving off the coast of this 1.4-acre island near Belize.

It's currently listed for US$225,000.

ALEUTKINA ISLAND.

Aleutkina Island.
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Aleutkina Island.

For US$297,000, you can purchase this 1.81-acre island off the coast of Alaska.

On it are several potential building sites and places to build a dock. It's perfect for those who love to fish for shrimp, crab, and clam.

DEADMAN CAYE

Deadman Caye.
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Deadman Caye.

The 1.4-acre Deadman Caye, located off the coast of Belize, is guarded from the waves by the surrounding coral reef.

Here you'll have access to some of the best spots for bone fishing, and it's on the market for $299,000.

TAHIFEHIFA ISLAND

Tahifehifa Island.
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Tahifehifa Island.

Tahifehifa Island is near the island group of Tonga in the South Pacific.

At 1.09 acres, this island is listed for US$311,623, and it has a beautiful white-sand beach.

EAST SISTER ROCK ISLAND

East Sister Rock Island.
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East Sister Rock Island.

If you're looking to splurge a bit more, consider the US$11.5 million East Sister Rock Island. Located in the Florida Keys, this island features a three-bed, two-bath home, plus a guesthouse and a helicopter launch pad.

Pink Pearl Island is 2.5 acres of land off the coast of Nicaragua. On the market for $500,000, this island's listing includes a house in the middle of the island.

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Pink Pearl Island costs just US$500,000.
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Pink Pearl Island costs just US$500,000.

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