Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Island Market

Australia: Lindeman Island Sells at Discount to Chinese Firm

One of numerous Australian private island resorts that have been put up for sale in recent years, the former Club Med property was just sold to a China-based company.

(Image Courtesy of Club Med)

The only Australian resort owned by France’s middle-market Club Med has just traded hands for a …Read More: Australia: Lindeman Island Sells at Discount to Chinese Firm

Breaking Island News

Asia: A Real Island Hermit Found Near Okinawa

Japan’s balmy tropical islands in the area of Okinawa seem like an ideal place to set up camp and live like a hermit, and one 76-year old man has done just that for more than two decades.

(Sotobanari Image Courtesy of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)

When it …Read More: Asia: A Real Island Hermit Found Near Okinawa

Governments buying Islands

Asia: Japan Mulls Purchase of Disputed Private Islands

Tokyo’s governor recently said that he was in negotiations with the owner of three islands that fall within rich fishing waters also claimed by China and Taiwan.

(The disputed Senkaku Islands Group)

Shintaro Ishihara, the outspoken and nationalistic governor of Tokyo, is no stranger to controversy, and his latest announcement …Read More: Asia: Japan Mulls Purchase of Disputed Private Islands

Breaking Island News

Latin America: The Man Who Sold His Life and Bought an Island

When some people are suffering from a broken heart, they get a new hairstyle or go on a diet – Ian Usher, on the other hand, sold all of his possessions and bought a private island.

(Image copyrght Daily Mail/Mark Richards)

British native Ian Usher has become an internet sensation …Read More: Latin America: The Man Who Sold His Life and Bought an Island

Celebs visiting resorts

Latin America: Bill Gates Takes an Island Eco-Holiday in Belize

The founder of Microsoft took his family on a whirlwind vacation around the Central American country of Belize, including a jaunt to its most famous private island resort.

(Bill and Melinda Gates)

With a star-studded roster of visitors that includes British royalty, Hollywood celebrities and some of the world’s wealthiest …Read More: Latin America: Bill Gates Takes an Island Eco-Holiday in Belize

Island Resorts

Worldwide: Part 2 – Private Island Holidays at Attractive Prices

In this second installment of our two-part series, Private Island News looks at more of the most affordable private island holidays – including islands you’ll have all to yourself!

As an update to Monday’s article on inexpensive (yet fun and exotic) private island vacations, Private Island News is now bringing you a new crop …Read More: Worldwide: Part 2 – Private Island Holidays at Attractive Prices

Island Resorts

Worldwide: Part 1 - Private Island Holidays at Attractive Prices

The glamorous world of private island resorts may lead to the conclusion that these holidays only come at sky-high price tags, but a surprising number of island trips can be had on a very reasonable budget.

As the Director of Travel for the prestigious Hamburg-based firm Vladi Private Islands, Olaf Lock and his specialist …Read More: Worldwide: Part 1 – Private Island Holidays at Attractive Prices

Breaking Island News

Maldives: The Island President Speaks Out

Less than three months after his controversial resignation as president of the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed is back hitting the press circuit.

(Film at theislandpresident.com)

It’s almost unheard-of for the leader of a small country like the Maldives to achieve international prominence, but in the case …Read More: Maldives: The Island President Speaks Out

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