Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Breaking Island News

Europe: Emir of Qatar Seals the Deal on Six Greek Private Islands

Grecian isles are sought-after by foreigners but difficult to purchase, unless you have the means to help finance the country’s struggling economy.

(Oxia Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Headlines were made this week when the Royal Family of Qatar was permitted to buy a handful of islands in Greece; however, this …Read More: Europe: Emir of Qatar Seals the Deal on Six Greek Private Islands

Breaking Island News

Seychelles: Conservancy Founder Buys D’Arros Island from L'Oréal Heiress

The deep-pocketed founder of a nature conservation group has purchased a 371-acre Seychelles island from Europe’s wealthiest woman – does this spell an end to the long controversy over D’Arros?

(Image of D'Arros Copyright F. Vladi)

For such a tranquil piece of paradise, it’s seemingly impossible for D’Arros Island to …Read More: Seychelles: Conservancy Founder Buys D’Arros Island from L’Oréal Heiress

Island Market

UK: £55,000 Scottish Island Bought for Romantic Burial Site

After being struck with cancer, a teacher from Hertfordshire picked up a small uninhabited isle for a song, intending it to be the last resting place for him and his wife.

(Image of Mackenzie Island by Becky Williamson)

It was on the isle of Avalon, a place of tranquil beauty …Read More: UK: £55,000 Scottish Island Bought for Romantic Burial Site

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