YOU can be proud to be the new owner of a luxurious private island used as the setting for Hollywood blockbusters – if you have more than £80 million in the bank.
The stunning reserve in the Bahamas’ Exuma Cay Island Chain, Little Pipe Cay, has been a huge hit since its launch.
Movie buffs will recognize the white sands and turquoise waters as the filming location for the Pirates of the Caribbean series and James Bond’s hit Casino Royale.
But you don’t have to worry about fending off any villains or villains if you buy the £81m island, because it’s so remote.
It is described as a “jewel” in the archipelago of the Exumas island chain and can be reached by yacht or seaplane.
Up to 22 guests can enjoy the 40-acre paradise, while admiring amazing ocean views and stunning marine life.
It’s easy to feel like a movie star when you’re surrounded by dramatic scenery – something most people only see on the big screen.
Little Pipe Cay boasts a sprawling property with 11 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and a deepwater pier large enough for a superyacht.
There’s even an Olympic-sized infinity pool for a dip in the 5,300-square-foot area, as well as a private gym and spa.
Four luxury guest houses – Manor House, the Harbor Master, Beach Cottage, Buttonwood and Sea Grape – are also included to ensure your friends can join you for a tropical vacation.
The interior has a maritime-inspired theme but is friendly and elegant with plush furnishings throughout.
Floor-to-ceiling windows let in natural light, illuminating details of oak fittings and patterned floors.
Each house has its own private infinity pool outside with a relaxing sunbed area, covered with trees and bushes for maximum privacy.
While also fully staffed, the island is rolling out some jet skis and kayaks to cut down on the overpriced hit.
Other lavish amenities included in the purchase are a helipad and seaplane.
Little Pipe Cay is currently operating as a rental resort for up to £75,000 a night.
But the sale comes with the right to develop the island further, allowing the buyer to turn it into an investment property or a private vacation home.
That means lucky buyers can move in and count the likes of real Jack Sparrow and other A-listers who are their neighbors.
Johnny Depp, David Copperfield and Tyler Perry are just a few notable owners of the neighboring islands of Little Pipe Cay.
Retired soccer star Tom Brady, 45, also owns a home on the Bahamian Island, according to Page Six.
Listing agents Fredrik Eklund and John Gomes say the island has become an attractive property since it hit the market.
It was first put up for sale in 2018 for a generous £65million – around 295 times the price of the average UK home.
Colin Lightbourn, licensing partner at Engel & Völkers Bahamas says elite tourist that Little Pipe Cay is a one-of-a-kind list.
He confided: “The island has been left as natural as possible, and is home to many exotic plants and wildlife.
“The sand is super fine and white, the water is clear and the neighboring small islands can be seen from afar.
“Little Pipe Cay is the perfect place for a family getaway or as a sound investment.
“Although the market for private islands is relatively small, demand has increased significantly since 2020.”
The island is owned by the late international businessman and founder of the Shipston Group, Michael Dingman, who passed away in 2017.
He built his fortune in the 1990s and gave up his US citizenship in exchange for a Bahamian passport in 1995.
The family added a water purification plant, fresh water storage system, power station and underground grid.
Little Pipe Cay is expected to cost them £1.2 million a year in operating costs.
Located 70 miles southeast of Nassau and 270 miles from Miami, the island is also just 2 miles from Big Major Cay, home to the world famous swimming pigs.