Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Island Market

USA: As Market Improves, $49.5M Florida Island Relisted for Sale

After the 2008 economic collapse, Florida was arguably one of the hardest-hit states in the union. During the crisis, one private-island owner pulled his listing from the market – but signs of a recovery have renewed his hopes of finding a buyer.

(Image from www.wikipedia.com)

While the thought of …Read More: USA: As Market Improves, $49.5M Florida Island Relisted for Sale

Island Gossip

Central America: Meet the Isla Palenque Intern Contest Winners

This gorgeous eco-lodge on a private island in Panama made headlines in February when they held a contest to be their media-savvy island intern for the summer. They’ve now announced the results – and it was a tie!

(Image Courtesy of Amble Resorts)

A Heated Competition

Nearly 100 excited …Read More: Central America: Meet the Isla Palenque Intern Contest Winners

Resort Trends

Caribbean: New Scrub Island Resort in BVI is Making Waves

From infinity pools to infinite sea views, this new luxury resort set on the rolling hills of Scrub Island has breathed new life into the BVI’s image as an exclusive travel destination.

(Image Courtesy of Mainsail Resorts)

As the first new resort to open in the British Virgin Islands …Read More: Caribbean: New Scrub Island Resort in BVI is Making Waves

Governments buying Islands

Scotland: The Isle of Gigha gets ready for its 10th Music Festival

Isle of Gigha

The small Isle of Gigha, pronounced Geeya, off the west coast of Kintyre, Scotland is preparing for its 10th annual Music Festival, a three-day event that will take place from 24-26 June. Henri Macaulay, a member of the organizing committee, talks to Antoinette about the festival and life on Gigha, a most interesting island …Read More: Scotland: The Isle of Gigha gets ready for its 10th Music Festival

Development

Powering Your Private Island – The Basics

The solitude and dreamy isolation offered by private islands are part of their allure, but feeling far away from the cares of civilization may also mean being cut off from the mainland power grid. When connecting to a central power supply is prohibitively expensive or altogether impossible, there are many creative options for the …Read More: Powering Your Private Island – The Basics

Governments buying Islands

North Carolina Family “Adopt” Their Own Island

A water-loving family from Charlotte, NC are giving back to their community in a unique way: by adopting a small island in Lake Norman through a local conservation program.

A man-made lake that sprawls out across more than 50 square miles of North Carolina, the immense Lake Norman is sometimes referred to as the …Read More: North Carolina Family “Adopt” Their Own Island

Environment

Will Small Islands Vanish Beneath the Waves?

Climatologists are predicting a significant – and frightening – rise in sea levels over the next century. What does this mean for the world’s small islands?

(Image of Niue Sourced from The Cayman Institute)

It is a little-known fact that December 24th, 2006, was a momentous day in …Read More: Will Small Islands Vanish Beneath the Waves?

Environment

For Mauritian Island, an Alien Tortoise Saves the Day

Many countries have undergone long, expensive programs to eradicate dangerous foreign species – however, a non-native tortoise is bringing new life to one African island.

(Image Copyright Raniero Tazzi)

The idea of introducing a non-native species into an environment is a controversial one – critics can point …Read More: For Mauritian Island, an Alien Tortoise Saves the Day

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