Previous Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Sibling We’re not breaking new ground by saying Hawaii is the most beautiful of all the United States (sorry, California). It’s no wonder that it tops most traveler’s bucket lists as their No. 1 must-visit destination. But living in the Aloha State can prove prohibitively, even impossibly, expensive — which is why the newest listing from Sotheby’s International Realty seems so outlandish. However, if you happen to be Hawaiian royalty, in the top 1 percent among one-percenters, or a recent Powerball winner with some cash to burn, it could be yours.The $260 million sale of Molokai Ranch is a once-in-a-lifetime real estate deal, providing its lucky new owners the chance to secure 35 percent of Molokai Island. Just to be clear: This is an opportunity to buy more than one-third of a major Hawaiian island all for yourself. The 55,000-acre purchase would place the forthcoming owner among the top five private landowners in the state of Hawaii. Incidentally, it’s difficult to imagine just how much land the other four own.The scale of the ranch is literally unbelievable. The property is roughly the size of the city of Boston and consists of 300 individual parcels spanning all of Hawaii’s varied terrain types, from rainforest to verdant farmland to pristine beaches to dramatic sea cliffs. Provided you’re the entrepreneurial sort (which seems like a given in this tax bracket), the long list of existing businesses on the property — a golf course, numerous residences, an oceanfront resort, nature preserves, and lots and lots of agricultural land — could prove a wise and fruitful investment.Of course, you could just buy it all, kick every last person out, and live out your days in Howard Hughes fashion, lording over one of the most beautiful pieces of land in the most beautiful state in the country. The ranch offers more than 20 miles of private coastline adjacent to the south shore of Molokai, which is home to Hawaii’s most extensive and protected reef system. It’s difficult to imagine why you would ever need or want to leave. Should you desire human interaction, however, all the services of Honolulu and nearby islands are less than 30 minutes away by private plane.Images courtesy of Sothebys Realty. 1 of 9 Next Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV Get to the Choppa! For $15,000, You Can Play Navy SEAL For a Day in Hawaii Live Out Your Westworld Dreams at Casteel Creek Retreat Editors’ Recommendations
Instead, they are likely to follow in the footsteps of the Queen with hopes for a home birth, expected to be at their new home in Windsor. Read the latest updates from the London Marathon herePrince Harry has made a surprise visit to the London Marathon today, which suggests Meghan Markle is not yet due to give birth.The Duke of Sussex was seen laughing and joking as he presented medals to early Marathon finishers. The Prince also spent time talking to volunteers.He also presented medals to the marathon and wheelchair winners, including victors in the World Para Athletics World Championship Marathon.It is believed he always planned to go, but did not publicly commit to the event as it was so close to his wife’s due date.He has previously attended the event for the mental health charity Heads Together, along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei celebrates winning the women’s elite race with the trophy as she poses with Britain’s Prince Harry Credit: REUTERS/Paul Childs The royal baby is due soon, however, as earlier this year nine-month pregnant Meghan let slip that she is due at the end of April or early May during an engagement in Birkenhead.The couple is keeping plans for the birth private, and have said they will be “celebrating privately as a new family” after the birth as a first priority. While photographs of the baby will be taken in the following days, the family of three will not greet members of the public in the same way as the Cambridges and other members of the Royal Family have done. The palace are expected to issue a short written announcement confirming the Duchess is in labour, with a second to follow upon the safe arrival of the baby, giving details of its sex, weight and time of birth. It is understood that photographs of the baby, taken in Windsor, will be issued later, when he or she is a few days old.The couple are also likely to utilise their Sussex Royal Instagram page to share news and images of their choice. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.