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A tropical island in the Indian Ocean will go on sale on Wednesday, allowing punters to buy a piece of post-card perfect paradise for around $14 million. Orivaru, which is 34.6 acres, forms part of a chain of tiny islands reaching across the equator. They're world renowned for their lush vegetation, white powdery sand and sparkling blue waters.
It's one of 71 islands forming the Noonu Atoll, a section in the north of the Maldives, and is situated approximately 100 miles from the Maldivian capital Male. Of these only 13 islands are inhabited and would-be buyers could call the Hilton resort and spa on the island of Minaavaru a neighbor. The island is an extravagant holiday destination in the making and it comes complete with planning permits for a hotel resort and spa.
-- Jessica Morris, Special to CNBC.com