Thursday, April 24, 2014

Development

Panama: Two artificial private islands appear off the coast of Panama

Ocean Reef Panama - Graphic Courtesy of VisitPanama.com

Panama joins Dubai as the latest country to adopt artificial private islands, with construction scheduled for completion in 2014.

Ocean Reef Panama – Graphic Courtesy of VisitPanama.com

Created very much in the style of Dubai’s beleaguered Palm Islands project, Panama has become the latest land to turn to artificial islands in the …Read More: Panama: Two artificial private islands appear off the coast of Panama

Breaking Island News

Seychelles: Frégate Island Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

(Image Courtesy of Fregate Private Island)

One of the Seychelles’ most exclusive private islands, Frégate Island Private, now adds the much-coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence to its ever growing roll of honours.

(Image Courtesy of Fregate Private Island)

Already boasting the best beach in the world  amongst its many accolades, Frégate Island has this week …Read More: Seychelles: Frégate Island Private Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

Following on from last week’s news of a Caribbean conservation summit on Necker Island, reports are emerging that the island is to play a further role in the Ten Islands Challenge commitment.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

Never one to shy away from environmental innovation, Sir Richard Branson has this week volunteered …Read More: Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

Island Resorts

Caribbean: Private Islands for Cruise Ship Passengers

Castaway Cay, Bahamas - Image courtesy of MiceChat.com

The perfect antidote to those infamous itineraries – more and more cruise liners turn to private islands to provide passengers with the ultimate Caribbean experience.

Castaway Cay, Bahamas – Image courtesy of MiceChat.com

Famous for packed itineraries and never-ending mealtimes, there’s no better way to get a first …Read More: Caribbean: Private Islands for Cruise Ship Passengers

Island Resorts

UK: Spitbank Fort’s Dramatic Makeover as a Luxury Private Island Resort

(Image  courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

An aging concrete gun fort off the Hampshire coast has undergone a dramatic transformation into a (surprisingly elegant) private island retreat.

(Image courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

The southerly British seaside is known for many things; a mild climate, quaint resort towns, and stretches of beach packed with sun-deprived northerners. In recent …Read More: UK: Spitbank Fort’s Dramatic Makeover as a Luxury Private Island Resort

Resort News

South Pacific: Laucala Island Earns Honors from ‘Leading Hotels of the World’

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

The tropical paradise once owned by the late Malcolm Forbes has undergone a stunning development that won accolades from the prestigious travel organization.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Across the globe, there are many thousands of resorts, but only a tiny fraction will make onto the prestigious list of the “Leading …Read More: South Pacific: Laucala Island Earns Honors from ‘Leading Hotels of the World’

Environment

Caribbean: Branson strives for a plastic-free future on Necker Island

Necker Island (Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

The small change that could make a big difference: Richard Branson moves to eradicate plastic bottles from his private island paradise.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Whether reintroducing rare wildlife to the Caribbean, reducing the carbon imprint of his aircraft fleet, or pledging billions of dollars into the research …Read More: Caribbean: Branson strives for a plastic-free future on Necker Island

Island Resorts

Worldwide: Could These Be the World’s Most Romantic Private Islands?

Makepeace Island

Few things are as divinely romantic as an exotic holiday, and this is made all the more special by the seclusion and luxury of a private island. 

When it comes to romance, many things are in the eye of the beholder – few couples, however, would turn their nose up at the prospect of …Read More: Worldwide: Could These Be the World’s Most Romantic Private Islands?