Sunday, June 25, 2017

Development

Maldives: Incredible underwater hotel planned for Maldives Private Island

Underwater Hotel At Kuredhivaru Courtesy of FrenchTribune.com

Plans have been announced to bring the world’s largest underwater hotel to the Maldives private island of Kuredhivaru in an incredible multi-million dollar scheme.

Underwater Hotel At Kuredhivaru Courtesy of FrenchTribune.com

The Maldivian Ministry of Tourism is reported to have given the go ahead for the development of the world’s largest underwater …Read More: Maldives: Incredible underwater hotel planned for Maldives Private Island

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USA: Question Marks Surround Future of New York’s Plum Island

The home of the US Government owned Plum Island Animal Disease Center, looks set to change hands to a private party as part of a debt-lowering package.

Plum Island Courtesy of www.ars.usda.gov

The closure of the Plum Island Animal Center looks all but certain, as US Government financial experts seek to implement …Read More: USA: Question Marks Surround Future of New York’s Plum Island

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South Pacific: Is the Tiny Island of Yap Ready for a Huge Casino Resort?

A Chinese developer has an ambitious vision for the small and remote Yap, but many residents are wary about welcoming thousands of international tourists.

(The remote and beautiful island of Yap)

The miniscule island state of Yap, part of the Federated States of Micronesia, is not the first place that comes to …Read More: South Pacific: Is the Tiny Island of Yap Ready for a Huge Casino Resort?

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Australia: $600 Million Resort Makeover Slated for Great Keppel Island

A gorgeous private island in the Great Barrier Reef has just received approval for a controversial upgrade that will bill in the hundreds of millions.

(Great Keppel Island image by Tourism Queensland)

When it comes to island development, the Australian state of Queensland is having to walk a fine line between …Read More: Australia: $600 Million Resort Makeover Slated for Great Keppel Island

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Island Books: A Modern “Swiss Family Robinson” Saga on Whale Island

Author Daniel Hays has penned a poignant and humorous account of purchasing a small island and moving his reluctant family there for a year.

(On Whale Island,  by Daniel Hays)

For the many people who have fantasized about what life would be like living on a remote island, Canadian author Daniel Hays …Read More: Island Books: A Modern “Swiss Family Robinson” Saga on Whale Island

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Asia: China Debates Plans for Development of Uninhabited Islands

The province of Zhejiang is blessed with hundreds of beautiful islands, and officials are encouraging public debate about how to develop them.

(Uninhabited Islands near Zhoushan, Zhejiang)

In December, the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang held an unusual public meeting, with the focus squarely …Read More: Asia: China Debates Plans for Development of Uninhabited Islands

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South Pacific: Why Retire When You Can Build an Island Resort?

An enterprising Australian couple have put their retirement plans on indefinite hold to create a labour of love: a luxurious resort on a small Fijian private island.

(Image Courtesy of Naisoso Island)

For Australian property developer Bob Lowres, retirement in a tropical paradise just wasn’t doing the trick. After a …Read More: South Pacific: Why Retire When You Can Build an Island Resort?

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South Pacific: Marlon Brando’s Tahiti Island Comes to Life

The late film icon’s beautiful tropical island in Polynesia is getting a new lease on life with the development of a new luxury resort.

(Image of Tetiaroa by Farhad Vladi)

Just north of Tahiti, about 35 miles across the deep blue South Pacific seas, lies a small atoll that, for …Read More: South Pacific: Marlon Brando’s Tahiti Island Comes to Life

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