Monday, October 23, 2017

Island Resorts

Caribbean: Jumby Bay Turns to Farm-to-Table Philosophy as Eco-Tourism Trend Grows

Jumby Bay (Antigua) has become the latest private island to adopt a more sustainable attitude to its culinary output, turning to local farmers and fishermen for ingredients and inspiration.

The eco-tourism trend is on the up – even within the luxury sector, where hoteliers are taking increasingly innovative approaches to integrate sustainability into their …Read More: Caribbean: Jumby Bay Turns to Farm-to-Table Philosophy as Eco-Tourism Trend Grows

Environment

Maldives: A Solar Future for “The Best Hotel in the World” as Gili Lankanfushi Goes Renewable

Gili Lankanfushi's Solar Panel - Photo Courtesy of HotelierMaldives.com

A Maldives private island resort recently voted as TripAdvisor’s “Best Hotel in the World” is showing its green credentials after investing in the region’s largest floating solar panel.

Gili Lankanfushi has teamed up with Austrian company Swimsol in order to bring a more sustainable future to the Maldives Republic The luxury resort has invested …Read More: Maldives: A Solar Future for “The Best Hotel in the World” as Gili Lankanfushi Goes Renewable

Environment

Seychelles: North Island - A Triumph for Eco-Tourism and Rare Species Protection

A delegation from the Seychelles Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change called by at North Island to witness the private island’s progress to becoming an ecological giant.

North Island – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

During an official visit earlier this week, the Seychelles’ Principal Secretary for the Environment, Alain …Read More: Seychelles: North Island – A Triumph for Eco-Tourism and Rare Species Protection

Island Resorts

Australia: Pumpkin Island’s Amazing Eco-Achievement

This gorgeous resort on Queensland’s lush Capricorn Coast has become the first private island in Australia to gain “carbon-positive” status.

(Image Courtesy of Pumpkin Island)

When it comes to small islands, the environmental impact of people is readily felt – garbage …Read More: Australia: Pumpkin Island’s Amazing Eco-Achievement

Island Resorts

Canada: Daring BC Ferries Rescue as “Island” is Unmoored

Guests at one of British Columbia’s most luxurious resorts had to be saved by a ferry when their floating eco-lodge came unmoored during high winds.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

The end of the 2011 season came with a dramatic twist for BC’s King Pacific Lodge. In a rare event during …Read More: Canada: Daring BC Ferries Rescue as “Island” is Unmoored

Celebs visiting resorts

Canada: Another Honeymoon Island for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

After spending a spectacular week on a private island in the Seychelles, the newlyweds began a tour of Canada – including a canoe trip to a remote island in the Northwest Territories.

(Northwest …Read More: Canada: Another Honeymoon Island for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!