Caribbean island featured in films lists for $100M

Little Pipe Cay has served as the backdrop of “The Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Casino Royale”

(Getty, c/o Engel & Völkers Bahamas)

(Getty, c/o Engel & Völkers Bahamas)

“Pirates of the Caribbean” and James Bond fans can own a piece of their favorite movies — a private island in the Bahamas — provided they can pony up $100 million.

Little Pipe Cay, which featured in both the first installment of the “Pirates” franchise as well as the 007 movie “Casino Royale” and is currently a rental resort, hit the market last week, according to a press release.

Engel & Völkers Bahamas has the listing.

In addition to having its Hollywood closeup, the island has a 5,300-square-foot main residence, four guest houses, a 22,000-square-foot staff quarters with 11 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, a helipad, seaplane dock, and a deepwater dock for superyachts. The grounds also include an Olympic-size infinity pool and manicured gardens. 

The island also has white-sand beaches as well as water with such astonishing color that locals, according to the release, call it “Bombay Sapphire Blue.” Exotic flora and fauna — including dolphins and sea turtles — also grace the island.

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Kayaks and jet skis are included in the purchase price. The island, which is about 70 miles from Nassau, fetches between $75,000 and $95,000 per night, the release says. It’s part of a sparsely populated 365-island archipelago called Exumas, where just 1,500 full-time residents live in the capital of George Town.

The Caribbean is a popular destination for those who can afford it.

David Copperfield, Tyler Perry and Johnny Depp are owners of Little Pipe Cay’s neighboring islands, the release says.

Stephen Deckoff, founder of Black Diamond Capital Management, recently bought from Jeffrey Epstein’s estate two private islands off the coast of St. Thomas — one of which, Little St. James, was a notorious enclave where Epstein reportedly sexually abused dozens of teenage girls — for $60 million, about half of the asking price, the New York Times reported.

Meanwhile, Adam Sinn, owner of Aspire Commodities, purchased a 130-acre property on St. Barts, formerly owned by the Rockefeller family, for a record $136 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. It was the most expensive acquisition in the history of the Caribbean island; television commercial producers Steve and Linda Horn were the sellers after decades of ownership.

— Ted Glanzer

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