There are some common misconceptions about islands
No. Governments, NGOS and conservation groups are competing for ownership.
Private Island equals Private Jet. No. Most of the wealthy fly to a nearby hub and then travel by boat to their island.
Tax benefits are the key motivation for buyers. Not always. Less than 10 per cent of islands provide tax advantages.
Private Islands are only for billionaires. No. Sixty-five per cent of the islands currently for sale are priced below US$500,000.
Private islands are a shrinking resource. Volcanic eruptions are creating new islands each year, with Tonga, Russia and Japan home to the latest additions.