Occasionally I run across stories like this one, a private island for sale, usually it is somewhere remote and sometimes not even close to tropical. This one however is the real thing! The island of Big Darby in the Caribbean is for sale, if you have a spare $40 million lying around doing nothing.
The island is part of the Darby Islands chain consisting of Little Darby, Big Darby, Goat Cay, Guana Cay, and Bette Cay. They are located in the middle of the Exuma chain in the Bahamas approximately 286 miles southeast of Miami, Florida and 96 miles south of Nassau, Bahamas. The James Bond film Thunderball was filmed not far off on Staniel Cay, Exuma.
Big Darby island is proximately 550 acres, and not only comes with a spectacular view, it also comes with a bit of history attached. The main house was built in 1938 and is approximately 8000 square feet. It was built to resemble a small castle by Sir Sir Baxter Darby, an Englishman who was rumored to be a Nazi sympathizer.
It is also rumored that he would signal Nazi subs to come in and refuel on the island during WW II. Whether there is any truth to this or not, I have have no idea, I was unable to find any confirmation anywhere online. But there are many heavy concrete foundations still in place on the island.
You can read the full story HERE! And you can learn more about the Darby Islands by visiting their official web site HERE!