Private Islands, Social Distancing & the New Normal

by Elysian Magazine
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Private islands have always been a significant wealth symbol and bucket list item among celebrities, entrepreneurs, and other high-net-worth individuals. But as we move towards the new normal of social distancing and self-isolation, they are becoming more in demand than ever. With relatively low cases of COVID-19 appearing in mainland areas of the Bahamas, the area has seen a dramatic increase in enquiries about renting and buying private islands.

Private islands would have previously been a solution for a privileged few, and traditionally, they were bought as a holiday home. However, with advances in technology and accessibility, private islands may soon become permanent homes for those willing to make the commitment. Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty in the Bahamas specializes in the sale of private islands throughout the Bahamas.


The most expensive private island for sale in the word, Blue Island, is currently listed by Damianos. Blue Island boasts its own 5,700 foot asphalt jet runway and over three miles of beautiful coastline. Access to this island is fast, easy, and discreet from the United States or Europe via plane. Customs and Immigration are available on-island for seamless arrival and departure, making it perfect for an international, high-net-worth individual looking for a getaway.

Elsewhere in the Bahamas lies Elizabeth Island, home to six beaches and a private marina where you can keep not only boats, but a float plane as well. The island also houses a citrus grove that includes lemon, lime, and orange orchards, as well as a greenhouse containing a variety of vegetables. These natural amenities, in addition to solar panels that make the island’s power self-sustaining, create an idyllic atmosphere – perfect for privacy and therapeutic self-isolation.


The Carribean region is not the only destination that will see a rise in demand for private islands; areas such as Sweden, Greece, Australia, Canada, and even New York have amazing private islands for sale. The persistent COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the desirability of such isolated homesteads  – private islands are perfect for those looking to self-isolate at a moment’s notice. And while such luxurious living conditions may come with a reputation of being an expensive acquisition that requires high maintenance and constant care, Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty makes it easy to turn your private island dreams into a reality.

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