Anyone can vacation at a five star resort, but increasingly the way to travel in complete luxury is to own your very own private island. From rocker Tommy Lee’s man made island in Dubai that was designed to look like Greece (we couldn’t make this up if we tried) to Celine Dion’s multi-million dollar Quebec retreat, these 15 celebrity private islands will make you drool with jealously.
Totally indulgent or fabulous? What do you think of celebs who own their own island?
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw/Goat Cay, Bahamas: It's good to be country's biggest power couple. Faith Hill and Tim McGraw own Goat Cay in the Bahamas. The 17-acre island paradise features a 15,000-square-foot, four-bedroom house that comes complete with a lookout tower, along with smaller houses for their staff.
Leonardo DiCaprio/Blackadore Caye, Belize: In 2005, Leonardo DiCaprio bought Blackadore Caye, a 104-acre island off the coast of Belize, for $1.75 million. Supposedly he has plans to run eco-tours on the island.
Tyler Perry/White Bay Cay, Bahamas: In 2009, Tyler Perry bought White Bay Cay, a 25-acre island in the Bahamas. Reportedly he built a Balinese style house along with several bungalows for guests, on the land.
David Copperfield/Musha Cay, Bahamas: David Copperfield who makes a record $57 million a year from his illusionist acts, owns the 150-acre island, Musha Cay, in the southern Bahamas. In the past, he has hosted guests like Oprah and John Travolta on the island. If you want to see the magic that goes on at Copperfield’s Island, then go ahead. It will only cost you $325,000 per week.
Richard Branson/Necker Island, British Virgin Islands: Richard Branson owns Necker Island, which has hosted celebrities including Mariah Cary and Prince Harry. Luxury vacation rentals are available any time of the year, as long as you are willing to spend big. The island costs $42,000 per night (but keep in mind you are getting an entire island).
John Malone/Sampson Cay, Bahamas: John Malone is the world’s biggest landowner, having acquired about 2.2 million acres around the world. He owns Sampson Cay in the Bahamas.
Steven Spielberg/Madeira Archipelago, Portugal: With a net worth of over $3 billion, Spielberg purchased his own island just off the coast of Portugal, in the Madeira Archipelago. This island is actually two islands in one, neither of which is inhabited.
Johnny Depp/Little Hall's Pond Cay, Bahamas: In 2004, Johnny Depp bought a 45-acre island, Little Hall's Pond Cay, in the Bahamas. With six private beaches, Depp scored this property for a solid $3.5 million and quickly started a trend with celebs wanting to buy their own islands.
Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani/Greek Isles: The emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, spent a total of $8.5 million euros on six Greek islands in the Ionian Sea. Six islands is better than one.
Julia Roberts/Bahamas: America's sweetheart likes to vacation in private. She owns a private island in the Bahamas.
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Celine Dion/Ile Gagnon, Quebec: Celine Dion bought a $29.7 million private island called Ile Gagnon in Quebec. Call it the island bought by Las Vegas.
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Tommy Lee/Dubai: Rocker Tommy Lee bought an island that is part of the 300 man-made islands shaped like the world, otherwise known as Dubai’s World Project. Reportedly he bought the island representing Greece on account of his Greek heritage.
Jay-Z and Beyonce/Bahamas: Jay-Z reportedly spent $3 million on an island in the Bahamas to give to Beyonce for their five year wedding anniversary.
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Mel Gibson/Fiji: Mel Gibson reportedly purchased his tropical island in Fiji for $15 million in 2005. The island is one of the largest privately owned islands in the South Pacific, and is approximately 5,400 acres.
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Paul Allen/Allan Island, Washington State: Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, owns Allan Island in Washington, State. The land is reportedly worth around $13.5 million. He can afford it. Allen is reportedly worth around $13 billion.