Where are the world’s most exclusive properties?

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 20 November 2018 08:08

What makes a property exclusive? Of course, luxury and a high price are a part of it, but for a location to offer true exclusivity it needs to provide something that you can’t find anywhere else in the world. This could come in the form of a beautiful setting or unique architecture, but when those things come together you will properties that can only be afforded by the ultra wealthy.

Here we present the cities and destinations that hold some of the world’s most exclusive properties. Whether they are in the penthouse of a skyscraper or a jaw-dropping beachside location, the places on this list command high prices and offer true exclusivity to those who can afford to buy.



For a long time, the name Marbella has been something of a by-word for luxury lifestyles of the rich and famous, associated with glamorous designer boutiques, celebrity-magnet beaches and harbours filled with ultra-luxe yachts. It is not surprising, then, to learn that this beachside town on the Costa del Sol is also home to many of the world’s most exclusive properties.

Areas such as the Golden Mile and nearby Puerto Banus see villas routinely going for in excess of €4 million. And perhaps it is no surprise – aside from the Costa del Sol’s reputation for attracting a distinguished clientele, it also has the kind of climate and location that makes it attractive to just about everyone. Some of the people who famously have residences in Marbella and the surrounding area include Simon Cowell, Lord Alan Sugar and Russian President Vladimir Putin.




London property prices have been something of a running joke for a long time. Of course, the UK’s capital city is enormously popular with people moving to work from around the country and even from overseas. This has tended to flood the bottom end of the property market, and affordable homes are hard to come by – buying or renting.

But as well as the generally high prices for properties, London also holds some of the most expensive and exclusive abodes in the world. Unsurprisingly it is the penthouse suites in London’s most prestigious postcodes that go for truly astronomical amounts. Capital FM owner Ashley Tabor bought a £90 million four-bedroom apartment in Knightsbridge in 2017.



You might not think of Andorra as a country that would be a truly exclusive and expensive destination. And yet this stunning chalet in the wilderness is currently marketed at €28 million. What makes it worth so much? You only need to look at the stunning location to get an idea of what might drive up the price.

A few minutes from the ski slopes of Vallnord, the chalet is surrounded by truly jaw-dropping views all year round.




Vancouver always places highly in lists of the most liveable cities in the world. It’s no surprise to learn, then, that some of the city’s most impressive waterfront properties sell for astronomical sums of money. One fine example is an estate with a 10,000 square foot mansion than recently sold for $48 million.

Of course, if you are looking into purchasing a property in you will be able to find more affordable options. But Vancouver is certainly not short on truly exclusive homes.



Cannes is most famous for its annual film festival, so maybe it’s not a surprise to learn that this is a location with rather eye-watering property prices. But of course, it’s sometimes not just the location that makes a property exclusive. In this example, it comes down to a very unique design that you will find nothing like anywhere else in the world.

The Palais Bulles (or Bubble Palace) was designed by Hungarian architect Antii Lovag and was completed in 1989. In 2017, it was sold for an impressive €350 million. With ten bedrooms, each designed by a separate artist, this property truly is a one-of-a-kind.



Pipe Cay, Bahamas

It doesn’t get much more exclusive than owning an island all to yourself. This is something that is now possible in the stunning turquoise waters of the Bahamas, where you can buy yourself a private island like Pipe Cay – of course, that’s providing you’ve got $4.8 million to spend!


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