Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Breaking Island News

USA: The Thousand Islands – A Journey of Discovery along the US-Canadian Border

USA: The Thousand Islands – A Journey of Discovery along the US-Canadian Border

A thousand breathtakingly beautiful islands are waiting to be discovered. Private Island News embarks on a journey of discovery, presenting the very best of the 1000 Island region.

Long before the likes of Aspen and the Hamptons became the playgrounds of the rich and the famous, the Thousand Islands were the place to …Read More: USA: The Thousand Islands – A Journey of Discovery along the US-Canadian Border

Breaking Island News

Europe: A Pound of Coffee and a Private Island? German Coffee Company Offers Islands for Sale

Crebarrin Island - Photo Provided by Vladi Private Islands

Make your dream of private island ownership come true with German coffee specialists, Tchibo. The company has expanded its diverse product range to include seven sensational private Islands! 

A German coffee company has this week added a series private islands to their ever-expanding diverse product range In co-operation with Vladi Private Islands, Tchibo will …Read More: Europe: A Pound of Coffee and a Private Island? German Coffee Company Offers Islands for Sale

Environment

Canada: Progress Made in Plans to Purchase 100 Islands for Nature Protection

Middle and Outer Islands - Photo Courtesy of NS Nature Trust

More than 1,600 hectares of Crown Land along the coast of Nova Scotia have been designated as a so-called “wilderness area,” ensuring the conservation of valuable wetlands and islands.

Nova Scotia’s Government announced yesterday that over 1,600 hectares of Crown land has been designated as a so-called “wilderness area” The designation forms an integral …Read More: Canada: Progress Made in Plans to Purchase 100 Islands for Nature Protection

Celebs visiting resorts

Fiji: Swedish Royals Enjoy Private Island Honeymoon on Fiji’s Laucala Island

Sweden’s most famous newlyweds, Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist, have reportedly set sail for Fiji’s most exclusive private island resort as part of their three-week honeymoon tour.

Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist are reported to have chosen luxury Fiji resort Laucala Island as the first stop on their three-week honeymoon The pair …Read More: Fiji: Swedish Royals Enjoy Private Island Honeymoon on Fiji’s Laucala Island

Island Issues

China: Artificial Islands Pose Grave Threat to Environment – Reefs & Fish at Risk

Fiery Cross Reef, Spratly Islands - Photo Courtesy of www.janes.com

Beijing has announced that work on its man-made islands in the South China Sea is almost finished, heightening tensions with neighbouring countries and posing a serious threat to the environment.

Beijing has announce that it has moved another step closer to completing its controversial artificial island project in the disputed Spratly Islands The project …Read More: China: Artificial Islands Pose Grave Threat to Environment – Reefs & Fish at Risk

Environment

Maldives: A Solar Future for “The Best Hotel in the World” as Gili Lankanfushi Goes Renewable

Gili Lankanfushi's Solar Panel - Photo Courtesy of HotelierMaldives.com

A Maldives private island resort recently voted as TripAdvisor’s “Best Hotel in the World” is showing its green credentials after investing in the region’s largest floating solar panel.

Gili Lankanfushi has teamed up with Austrian company Swimsol in order to bring a more sustainable future to the Maldives Republic The luxury resort has invested …Read More: Maldives: A Solar Future for “The Best Hotel in the World” as Gili Lankanfushi Goes Renewable

Island Resorts

Maldives: Private Island Receives Top Marks from TripAdvisor, Takes Title of World’s Best Hotel

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

Maldives private island Gili Lankanfushi (formerly Soneva Gili) swept the board at the recent TripAdvisor awards, beating the competition to take home the title of The Best Hotel in the World.

Gili Lankanfushi, a paradisiacal private island in the Maldives, swept the board at the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards to take the title of …Read More: Maldives: Private Island Receives Top Marks from TripAdvisor, Takes Title of World’s Best Hotel

Governments buying Islands

Update: Governments and Conservancies Acquiring Private Islands Worldwide

Goat Island - Photo Courtesy of Mahone Islands Conservation Association

Following up on his recent letter about the future of the private island market, Farhad Vladi has provided Private Island News with a comprehensive list of private islands which have made their way into public hands.

Goat Island – Photo Courtesy of Mahone Islands Conservation Association

Hundreds of islands have …Read More: Update: Governments and Conservancies Acquiring Private Islands Worldwide

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