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The Ultimate Fantasy Island Quiz
by Staff
For most of us, buying a private island is just a fantasy. But it's still fun to find out who does own them, and how much they paid! See what you know about private islands in our Ultimate Fantasy Island quiz.

Who currently owns the private island paradise of Skorpios, in the Ionian Sea?

  • Georgio Armani
  • Athina Onassis
  • Madonna

The homes on Johnny Depp's Little Hall's Pond Cay in the Bahamas are powered by what alternative energy source?

  • solar panels
  • wind turbines
  • tidal energy

Protecting more than a dozen of the Out Islands of the Bahamas, the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park is managed as what kind of nature preserve?

  • a "no take" marine fishery reserve
  • a "hands-free" zone
  • a "no phone zone"

Where are the Hans Lollik Islands located?

  • The North Sea
  • The Caribbean Sea
  • The South Pacific

By what unusual means were building materials and heavy equipment transported to Petra Island, N.Y., for the construction of a 5,000-square-foot home there?

  • helicopter
  • tractor
  • submarine

What famous architect drafted the original plans for the main residence on Petra Island?

  • Robert Venturi
  • Frank Furness
  • Frank Lloyd Wright

What island was the first land (mistakenly) spotted by Columbus when he sailed to the New World?

  • High Cay, Bahamas
  • St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Cuba

How much did Sir Richard Branson pay for Necker Island, his private paradise in the British Virgin Islands?

  • $100,000
  • $1.2 million
  • $6.8 million

Which of the following are NOT included in your $200,000 rental fee for a one-week stay on the exclusive Isla de sa Ferradura off the coast of Spain?

  • flamenco dancing and cabaret performances
  • custom meals served by professional chefs
  • specialty wines and caviar

What Hollywood icon owned the French Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa?

  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Marlon Brando
  • Cary Grant

What movie was Marlon Brando filming when he first saw Tetiaroa and fell in love with the Tahitian way of life?

  • "Mutiny on the Bounty"
  • "On the Waterfront"
  • "From Here to Eternity"

The Greek island of Nafsika is covered with what sort of vegetation?

  • none - it's dry and rocky
  • lush forests of olive and fruit trees
  • a tropical rainforest

Spanish explorer Vasco de Balboa first encountered the Pacific Ocean not far from what island pair?

  • Isla Majagual and Isla Maje
  • Trinidad and Tobagos
  • Key West and Key Largo

Where was the movie "Castaway" filmed?

  • Oahu, Hawaii
  • Monuriki, Fiji
  • Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

What common pricing scheme should you be aware of before you set out to buy a private island?

  • bait and switch
  • inflation
  • mark up

For about $25,000 a day, you can rent the entire island of Musha Cay in the Bahamas. How many of your friends can you bring along?

  • 12
  • 3
  • 24

What is one of the most important questions to consider if you plan to buy a private island to live on?

  • Are the natives friendly?
  • Does the island have its own fresh water supply?
  • Where is the nearest McDonald's?

Who famously offered Johnny Depp practical advice about buying Little Hall's Pond Cay?

  • Marlon Brando
  • Captain Jack Sparrow
  • Jimmy Buffet

Where would you find "The World" and the Palm Jumeirah, two luxurious man-made island groups?

  • Oahu, Hawaii
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Bora Bora

How much did Mel Gibson reportedly pay for his personal retreat in Fiji?

  • $2.1 million
  • $9 million
  • $17 million