Thursday, June 22, 2017

Environment

USA: Maine Residents Fight to Bring Private Island into Public Hands

Clapboard Island - Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Residents of Falmouth (Maine, USA) are working together in an exciting initiative to bring a private island in to public hands – but will they manage to raise the required USD 1.6 million in time?

Clapboard Island – Courtesy of Maine Coast Heritage Trust

The residents of a small town on southern …Read More: USA: Maine Residents Fight to Bring Private Island into Public Hands

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Private Island “Babymoon” for Bruce Willis and Emma Heming

Parrot Cay - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Hollywood star Bruce Willis has just returned from an extra-special private island vacation, enjoying a so-called babymoon with wife Emma Heming at his luxurious Turks & Caicos home.

Parrot Cay – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Diapers at the ready for Hollywood hero Bruce Willis! The 58 year-old Die Hard star is …Read More: Caribbean: Private Island “Babymoon” for Bruce Willis and Emma Heming

Island Resorts

Maldives: Olazábal Opens Exclusive Private Island Golf Academy

Velaa Island - Courtesy of VelaaPrivateIsland

Two-times Master-winning golfer José Maria Olazábal has designed an incredible golf course and academy exclusively for Velaa Private Island in the Maldives.

Velaa Island – Courtesy of VelaaPrivateIsland

Emerging as one of 2014’s key private island travel trends, it seems that high-end golf vacations are set to take the luxury sector by …Read More: Maldives: Olazábal Opens Exclusive Private Island Golf Academy

Governments buying Islands

China: Private Island Plans Enter Trial Phase in Guangdong Province

Map of Guangdong - Courtesy of www.itourbeijing.com

Authorities in Guangdong Province have this week announced plans to trial the use of two private islands along the South China Sea coast.

Map of Guangdong – Courtesy of www.itourbeijing.com

China’s interest in private islands continues to grow with local media reports suggesting that two uninhabited islands off the coast of China’s …Read More: China: Private Island Plans Enter Trial Phase in Guangdong Province

Island Issues

Indonesia: Two Private Islands at the Centre of Indonesian Corruption Trial

Island - Banten - Courtesy of www.indonesia-tourism

Two Indonesian private islands form the exotic centre-point of a corruption investigation surrounding the controversial governor of poverty-stricken Banten province.

Island – Banten – Courtesy of www.indonesia-tourism

As part of an on-going corruption investigation into the financial background of the governor of Indonesia’s Banten province, Ratu Atut Chosiyah, a damning report has …Read More: Indonesia: Two Private Islands at the Centre of Indonesian Corruption Trial

Island Resorts

Belize: Exclusive Private Island Resort Set For Grand Re-Opening

Royal Belize - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The final touches are in place for the grand re-opening of popular private island hideaway Royal Belize; just months after its acquisition by American consulting company Kalypso.

Royal Belize – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Just months after being snapped up by an American consulting company, picturesque private island retreat Royal Belize …Read More: Belize: Exclusive Private Island Resort Set For Grand Re-Opening

Celebs visiting resorts

Maldives: William and Kate Jet Off On Yet Another Private Island Vacation

Blue-blooded private island fans the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have jetted off on yet another island vacation, setting off in style to one of the Maldives’ most exclusive locations.

Cheval Blanc Randheli – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Just weeks after returning from an enjoyable jaunt in the Caribbean, the …Read More: Maldives: William and Kate Jet Off On Yet Another Private Island Vacation

Island Resorts

Cambodia: Egg-stra Special Easter Plans on Song Saa Private Island

Song Saa Private Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Promising fun for all the family, the team behind Cambodia’s Song Saa Private Island is organizing an array of exciting activities over the Easter holidays.

Song Saa Private Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

It’s no easy feat to find a vacation destination to please both parents and children alike. Fortunately, …Read More: Cambodia: Egg-stra Special Easter Plans on Song Saa Private Island