Goop Wants You to Buy Someone an Island This Holiday Season
It’s that time of year again: the time of year when we are gifted the Goop Holiday Gift Guide that is equal parts insane and extravagant! Known for recommending some seriously weird and pricey stuff to its readers — Goop’s 2015 guide suggested a trip to SPACE for the low, low price of $90,000, for instance — we had high expectations for 2017, and the company did not disappoint.
In fact, they’ve dedicated a guide solely to their “Ridiculous, But Awesome” suggestions, where the cheapest thing you’ll find is $26 for a travel pillow, and the priciest? Well, that’ll be a cool $6 mill.
If you really want to impress the one you love, Goop recommends purchasing North Saddle Caye, a fully developed private island near Placencia, Belize. And by fully developed, we mean you’ll want for literally nothing: It has two twin luxury villas and two guest cottages. The villas have “20ft high vaulted ceilings, fully equipped kitchens, matching Master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and wall to wall glass doors capable of withstanding up to category 4 hurricane conditions.” One of the guest cottages has a full kitchen, two bedrooms, and two full bathrooms, but the second “only” has a kitchenette, two bedrooms, and one full bathroom. (Rats!) There are even patio and outdoor showers.
If eight bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and 11,716 total square feet of living space on four acres isn’t enough for you, just consider the 2,711-square-foot boathouse and the lagoon, which Sotheby’s International Realty states is perfect for “swimming, drop fishing or just lazing on a custom-made lounge chair and soaking up some of that ever-present Caribbean sun.” Hey, if it’s good enough for Leonardo DiCaprio, it’s good enough for us, right?!
Other unique (if absurd!) finds include a Royal Spa Floatation Tank ($16,500) to help ease your troubles away, your own personal submarine (price upon request), subscription boxes of (what else?!) blueberries ($145+) — also on Oprah’s favorite things in 2017, FYI — a cognac mixology class (just $57,375 for a group of four!) and a trip to Finland to see the Northern Lights (around $2,400+).
Check out the guides in full here!
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(Photos via Mat Hayward + Frederick M. Brown/Getty + Sotheby’s International Realty)