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10 private islands you might be able to afford

By: Josh Lew on May 14, 2015, 8:13 a.m.
Guana Island in the West Indies is one of the remaining private islands in the region

Photo: Jean-Marc Astesana/flickr

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Gotta get away

Private islands are the playgrounds of the super rich, so unless a lottery jackpot is in your future (or your name is Richard Branson) owning a private island is impossible.

A step down from ownership is a private island vacation. Even many of these experiences seem beyond the financial capabilities of most travelers. It's usually true that resorts on private islands are more expensive than similar venues that share their isle with others, like Guana Island to the right, one of the few remaining private islands in the West Indies. However, some, including the following 10, are not prohibitively expensive. (Text: Josh Lew)