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Whether you swoon over the sultry shores of Seychelles or crave the ruggedness of the Great White North, having your own private isle is a sigh-worthy ambition. If the thought of living on island time has you smitten, we’ve got just the place for you.

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Trinity Island, Greece

If the Mediterranean is your idea of parádeisos, Trinity is for you. A swift 10-minute helicopter jaunt from Athens in the South Gulf of Euboea, this sparkling haven has a colorful past. Owned by the family of the former Keeper of the Royal Privy Purse of the three kings of Greece since 1958, it has a certain celebrity appeal, counting the Beatles and Winston Churchill among its illustrious guests. And despite its convenient location, Trinity offers delicious solitude amid lush pistachio and pomegranate trees. Opa!

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Hobson Island, Canada

Love adventure, rugged landscapes and the Great White North? Perched on Stuart Lake, Hobson Island will have you singing O Canada in no time. This enchanted woodland features two miles of private waterfront, 110 acres of land, and to-die-for views. Anglers rejoice: The fishing around these parts is considered first-class. And with 55 miles of surrounding lake, this northern oasis is primed for watersports of all sorts. Looking for an investment or simply want to share your bliss? You’re in luck: Hobson is rife with subdivision potential.

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Caye Chapel, Belize

This exclusive island is just 16 miles north of bustling Belize City and three miles south of fun, funky Caye Caulker. Once owned by Isaiah Emmanuel Morter (Belize’s first black millionaire), Caye Chapel is adjacent to Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve. With its warm turquoise waters and powdery white sand, it’s the perfect place for sailing, snorkeling and simply relaxing. And thanks to Four Seasons Residences and Private Estates, you can call Caye Chapel home. Cheers to a life of sweet tropical seclusion.

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Félicité Island, Seychelles

In the early 1900s, Félicité was a humble (albeit breathtaking) coconut plantation. Today, a scattering of luxe villas has been incorporated into its granite cliffs, boasting complete privacy and unparalleled Indian Ocean vistas. Replete with such trappings as sun decks and wine cellars, the villas are an extension of Six Senses Zil Pasyon. They offer the best of both worlds: unequalled seclusion and luxurious convenience, with full use of resort amenities like the private helipad, onsite property management and more.

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Bergholmen, Finland

Situated in the Kimito (Kemiö) archipelago in western Finland, this isle is a 12-minute boat ride from the mainland’s harbor and 80 klicks from the city of Turku. Famous for its stunning scenery, crystal-clear water and extraordinary fishing, Bergholmen is also just a hop, skip and jump away from Högsåra and Kasnäs, where culture, dining and shopping await. Boasting a gorgeous main residence, guesthouse, sauna, two-stall boathouse, and harbor ready to accommodate yachts up to 70 feet — not to mention the best ruisleipä (rye bread) on the planet — Bergholmen is Scandinavian perfection. 

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