Thursday, June 22, 2017

Island Issues

UK: Are You Tough Enough for Island Living?

A resettlement program aimed at helping adventurous types live on some of the United Kingdom’s most isolated islands is proposing a character test for applicants. 

(Islands in The Outer Hebrides)

The idea of living on a remote island may conjure up images of a relaxing, peaceful seaside paradise, but for …Read More: UK: Are You Tough Enough for Island Living?

Island Market

Australia: Prices for Private Islands Plummet Down Under

The beautiful tropical islands and luxury island resorts that line Australia’s coastline have been selling at dramatically lowered prices in recent years – what is the reason for these steep discounts?

(Bedarra Island, Australia)

The list of private islands in Australia that have sold at prices significantly lower than their …Read More: Australia: Prices for Private Islands Plummet Down Under

Island Issues

South America: Illegal Mansions Sprout on Public Islands in Brazil

Brazil’s coastline is renowned for its gorgeous tropical islands, most of which are part of national parks. This has not stopped some wealthy elites from taking them over and building luxurious holiday homes, however.

(Illegal mansion on Cavala Island)

A controversy is brewing in Brazil over the revelation that some …Read More: South America: Illegal Mansions Sprout on Public Islands in Brazil

Island Resorts

Australia: Pumpkin Island to Become a Guys-Only Hideout

This luxury island on the Great Barrier Reef is marketing itself as a sanctuary for “guy time”, where mates can enjoy sports, fishing, and beer without having to look good for the ladies.

(Image Courtesy of Pumpkin Island)

Let’s face it, both men and women need a little time with …Read More: Australia: Pumpkin Island to Become a Guys-Only Hideout

Island Resorts

Interview: Jeff Gram’s Secrets to Celebrity Island Luxury

The developer and owner of Cayo Espanto talks to Private Island News about creating a successful private island resort, and what it takes to keep A-list guests coming back for more.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

As the creator of Belize’s uber-luxurious private island hideaway of Cayo Espanto, Jeff …Read More: Interview: Jeff Gram’s Secrets to Celebrity Island Luxury

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Prince Harry Visits Windermere Island on Jubilee Tour

The sentimental prince put in a special request to visit the island, a favorite of the late Princess Diana, while on his 10-day tour of the Caribbean.

(Image of Windermere by Greg Huntsman)

While Prince Harry was visiting the Bahamas earlier this month as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee …Read More: Caribbean: Prince Harry Visits Windermere Island on Jubilee Tour

Island Resorts

Europe: Private Castle Island of Brecqhou Now Open to Public

A small Channel Island owned by the prominent Barclay Brothers has opened its magical gardens and vineyards to the public with new day tours.

(Image Courtesy of F. Vladi)

When booking a trip to the storied isle of Sark, one of the last traditional Norman fiefdoms in Europe, visitors will …Read More: Europe: Private Castle Island of Brecqhou Now Open to Public

Island Issues

Europe: The Myth of Greek Island Sales Rises Again

Throughout Greece’s ongoing financial crisis, rumors that the country is considering selling off its treasured islands to foreigners have been rampant in the media.

(Image of Skorpios by Farhad Vladi)

What makes the idea of owning a Greek island so captivating? Of course, the rocky, desert isles in the deep …Read More: Europe: The Myth of Greek Island Sales Rises Again

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