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10 beautiful private islands you wish you could afford [SLIDESHOW]

Summer isn’t the same now that you are an adult.

In fact, it is a season that practically doesn’t exist once you reach the age of 23. Gone are the days of “playing” outside, enjoying a nice dip in the pool or catching some fish in a canoe. The only time adults get to enjoy the great outdoors is when they walk down the block to grab a chicken salad sandwich.

But that could all change if you owned your own private island. First of all, you would be so rich that you could actually afford your own private island, and second of all, if you were rich enough to own your own private island, you could afford to be unemployed.

Certainly you deserve your own island off the coast of Australia, and if life were fair you could probably own your own private island — or two. But it’s not, so you can’t.

You can, however, check out these 10 incredible private islands that are up for sale. All you need is a few hundred million or so.

(All images via Private Islands Online, because apparently super rich people look through private island listings like regular people use Craigslist.)

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  • At $218,220 this tiny island off of Dokis Marina in Ontario, Canada comes with its own adorable cottage. Everything runs on propane and it has something called a "summer toilet," but if you prefer roughing it a little bit, this is the private island for you. That is kind of a contradictory statement, but you get it. (Photo: PrivateIslandsOnline.com)
  • This island off the coast of Vanuatu in the South Pacific is less than one-acre, but its stunning 360-degree views of the clear, blue water are worth it. This can be yours for just $199,000. Of course, you still have to figure out how to get there and build a house on it. Or at least pitch a tent. (Photo: PrivateIslandsOnline.com)
  • Jones Island in Nova Scotia is actually three small islands linked together, so you are really getting a deal here. For $189,124, you can own these grassy, freezing cold islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. But if you are seriously looking to go somewhere where nobody will ever want to come visit, this is the private island(s) for you. (Photo: PrivateIslandsOnline.com)
  • Want to own your own island resort in Australia? That will be $29.2 million, please. The gorgeous South Molle Island in the Whitsunday Islands comes with a work-in-progress resort. So not only do you have to work on building your own house, you have to build places for tourists to stay, too. (Photo: PrivateIslandsOnline.com)
  • What is the price tag on the Caye Chapel Resort, a private island in Belize with eight beachfront villas, a golf course and a private airstrip? Glad you asked! That totals up to a mere $40 million. (Photo: PrivateIslandsOnline.com)
  • The most expensive piece of real estate on this list is Rangyai Island off the coast of Thailand. It is 110 acres and comes with its own resort and white sand beaches for $160 million. (Photo: PrivateIslandsOnline.com)
  • This Bahamian paradise comes with a 70,000 square-foot mansion and plenty of docks for you and your friends to park your yachts once you land on the island's air strip with your private jet, all for the price of $110 million. (Photo: PrivateIslandsOnline.com)
  • If Central America is calling your name, Macapule Island in Mexico could be your home. The sprawling, $95.3 million beaches comes with more than 5,220 untouched acres. Sounds like a pretty good deal, don't you think? (Photo: PrivateIslandsOnline.com)
  • If the tropics aren't really your speed, Shelter Island Estate, located on Flathead Lake in Montana, should do it for you. The 24,000 square foot home is the largest in the state and comes with just as big of a price tag: $59 million. (Photo: PrivateIslandsOnline.com)
  • Good thing Greece's economy is failing, right? Omfori Island can be yours for  $61.9 million. Who wouldn't want a little piece of a fallen empire, especially when the views are this incredible? (Photo: PrivateIslandsOnline.com)

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