Celebrity Owned Islands
What do you buy when you already have several mansions – featuring garages filled with luxury cars – in prime locations? Your own island of course, after all, you need somewhere to land that private jet of yours. For many celebs, this is a reality. An escape from the industry, the hype and the papa-paparazzi, it’s the ultimate I’ve-made-it-big status symbol. Where I’ve Been Blog did some snooping around to put together a list of these celebrity owned islands.
After he started shooting Pirates of the Caribbean on location, Johnny Depp wanted a little island treasure for himself. His property, called Little Hall’s Pond Cay, is near Nassau Island in the Bahamas. The six beaches on the island are named for each of Depp’s family members and friends, including “Brando” for his island-buying hero and “Gonzo” for his close friend Hunter S. Thompson.
Mel Gibson owns Mago Island in Fiji. Gibson purchased the 8.4-square-mile island in 2005 for $15 million. It has been reported that the descendants of the island’s original inhabitants feared that its pristine natural wonders would be corrupted – we can’t really blame them, given Gibson’s recent bizarre behavior.
While Leaf Cay is currently up for sale, Nicolas Cage is another quirky celebrity/ island owner. Just a stone’s throw away from Depp’s Little Hall, Leaf Cay is in the Exumas, Bahamas, Cage never developed anything on the beautiful, 45 acre Bahama island.
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