Thursday, June 22, 2017

Island Market

Despite US Downturn, Luxury Sales Continue in British Columbia’s Islands

Even with American consumers still mired in an economic downturn, realtors in BC’s island region are seeing robust sales for high-end properties, including luxury private islands.

Scott Island, currently for sale at www.vladi.de

The area that surrounds the southeast tip of Vancouver Island is often considered, by residents of …Read More: Despite US Downturn, Luxury Sales Continue in British Columbia’s Islands

Development

Futurist James Martin’s Historic Bermudan Isle

The tiny Agar’s Island may very well be the oldest “private island” in North America. Now, this unique isle is home to a man who has made a fortune predicting humanity’s future.

The Independent UK has published a fascinating article about the visionary educator and futurologist James Martin, who owns the four-acre Agar’s Island, …Read More: Futurist James Martin’s Historic Bermudan Isle

Environment

Rare Giraffe Get a New Home Courtesy of Kenyan Private Island

 The sight of eight majestic Rothschild giraffes floating down Lake Baringo caused onlookers to do a double take – these endangered animals were relocated in part thanks to Samatian Island, a stunning eco-lodge on a private island. 

 Samatian Island Lodge, a unique eco-resort situated on a private island in Kenya’s Lake Baringo, was recently …Read More: Rare Giraffes Get a New Home Courtesy of Kenyan Private Island

Island Issues

The Barclay Brothers’ £2M Bid for Control of the Isle of Sark

 

(Image Sourced from www.wikipedia.com)

Newly released correspondence shows how UK billionaire brothers Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay have been waging a long battle with Seigneur John Michael Beaumont, the hereditary ruler of Britain’s feudal island of Sark.

 

The Isle of Sark, part of the scenic Channel Islands, is a world apart from …Read More: The Barclay Brothers’ £2M Bid for Control of the Isle of Sark

Development

“Most Beautiful Beach in the World” Found on Seychelles Private Island!

A sprawling 741 acres in size, Frégate Island in the Seychelles is home to an exclusive resort amid a sanctuary for rare wildlife. Now, according to Traveller’s World Magazine readers, it can also claim the title of “Most Beautiful Beach in the World.”

 

(Image Courtesy …Read More: “Most Beautiful Beach in the World” Found on Seychelles Private Island!

Governments buying Islands

India May Take Over Conco Island in Goa for Tourism

The Indian government recently announced that it may acquire and develop Conco Island, a lush isle found just metres away from one  of Goa’s top beaches. However, there may be more to this proposal than meets the eye.

(Image Courtesy of Gotsaga.com)

When it comes to tropical destinations for the …Read More: India May Take Over Conco Island in Goa for Tourism

Environment

What Will it Take to Win Isla Palenque’s Island Intern Contest?

When a spectacular private island eco-resort offers the chance to live aboard for a summer as their “island intern”, massive interest is guaranteed. But what will it take to win this experience of a lifetime?

(Image Courtesy of Amble Resorts)

Ambitious bloggers with passion for ecological issues are …Read More: What Will it Take to Win Isla Palenque’s Island Intern Contest?

Island Market

Fractional Ownership Offered on Private Island in Wisconsin

Hit by the economic downturn, the owners of a private island on Little Muskego Lake in Wisconsin are looking to fractional ownership to keep them afloat. Will buyers be enticed by the shares – starting at just over US $69k?

(Image Courtesy of Muskego Patch)

It’s an all-too-common tale in …Read More: Fractional Ownership Offered on Private Island in Wisconsin

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