Lonely Planet Writer

In the market for a tropical island of your own? There's one for sale on eBay

If you have ever fancied owning your own secluded tropical paradise, now is your chance as there’s a Caribbean island for sale on eBay.

The four-acre island of Virginia Caye off the coast of Belize is for sale on eBay. Image: eBay
The four-acre island of Virginia Caye off the coast of Belize is for sale on eBay. Image: eBay

An English woman, Willow Reed, is selling the stunning four-acre Virginia Caye, which is situated off the coast of Belize. It enjoys a warm temperature of 80 degrees fahrenheit throughout the year. Willow has been sympathetically restoring the island, and says that due to unforeseen circumstances, she has decided to move back to the UK. ‘It’s with a heavy heart that I put this land up for sale, but to the right person it will be a wonderful escape and a great investment potential,’ she explains.

The four-acre island of Virginia Caye off the coast of Belize is for sale on eBay. Image: eBay
The four-acre island of Virginia Caye off the coast of Belize is for sale on eBay. Image: eBay

The starting bid is £400,000/$503,620, but if you don’t want to risk losing out to a higher bidder, you can pay the ‘buy it now’ price of £750,000/$945,461. There is a house on the island with sleeping accommodation, as well as a small cabin, two wooden structures, and a solar system with back-up generator.

The four-acre island of Virginia Caye off the coast of Belize is for sale on eBay. Image: eBay
The four-acre island of Virginia Caye off the coast of Belize is for sale on eBay. Image: eBay

The island is located within the Blue Ground Range, which is renowned for its crystal blue waters, and its new owner can enjoy fishing, bird-watching and snorkelling. ‘The part-filled mangrove island is the closest island to the unspoilt village of Hopkins halfway down the coast of Belize, which is a haven for nature buffs,’ Willow explains, adding that it takes approximately 20 minutes to reach the shore.’ There are beautiful corals around the caye, and dolphin spotting is a daily occurrence.

The four-acre island of Virginia Caye off the coast of Belize is for sale on eBay. Image: eBay
The four-acre island of Virginia Caye off the coast of Belize is for sale on eBay. Image: eBay

If island living is for you, you can view Virginia Caye’s eBay listing here.

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