Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Necker Island’s Great House Re-Opens for Business

Necker Island (Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Sir Richard Branson’s luxurious Caribbean private island home, Necker Island, is finally back in business after a fire tragically destroyed the famous Great House just over two years ago.

Necker Island (Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

After suffering a devastating fire in the early hours of August 22nd 2011, the …Read More: Caribbean: Necker Island’s Great House Re-Opens for Business

Environment

Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

Necker Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

The long wait is almost over – Sir Richard Branson’s Caribbean private island, Necker Island, is set to showcase the latest in wind turbine and solar technology. We check out the story so far.

Necker Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

As …Read More: Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

Breaking Island News

Worldwide: The Ultimate Guide To Private Island Rental Hits The Shelves

© Cool Private Islands Resorts - The World's 101 Best Private Islands, to be published by teNeues in October 2013, € 49,90, - www.teneues.com.

A unique coffee-table book showcasing the world’s 101 hottest private island rentals is due to hit the shelves later this month – Private Island News gives you the lowdown on this cool compendium.

© Cool Private Islands Resorts – The World’s 101 Best Private Islands, to be published by teNeues in …Read More: Worldwide: The Ultimate Guide To Private Island Rental Hits The Shelves

Breaking Island News

French Polynesia: Marlon Brando’s Private Island Unveiled As Incredible Eco-Resort

(Marlon Brando's Tetiaroa/Vladi Private Islands)

After years of careful planning and development, Marlon Brando’s former French Polynesian private island, Tetiaroa, looks set to open as an incredible eco-resort in 2014

(Marlon Brando’s Tetiaroa/Vladi Private Islands)

Just over 50 years since Marlon Brando first fell in love with Tetiaroa, his beguiling French Polynesian private island home, the Hollywood …Read More: French Polynesia: Marlon Brando’s Private Island Unveiled As Incredible Eco-Resort

Development

Panama: Donald Trump Starts Work on Panama’s First Private Island Beach Club

Isla Viveros - Courtesy of Tevami.com

Donald Trump’s Panamanian private island project is rapidly approaching completion, with the resort’s official opening already touted for 2014.

Isla Viveros – Courtesy of Tevami.com

Millionaire mogul Donald Trump is pressing forward in his efforts to complete the construction of Panama’s first ever private island beach club. Located in Panama’s picturesque Pearl …Read More: Panama: Donald Trump Starts Work on Panama’s First Private Island Beach Club

Island Market

Belize: NCL Is The Latest Cruise Company to Buy A Private Island

Harvest Cay Artist Rendering Courtesty of www.ship2shore.tv

The Norwegian Cruise Line is the latest ocean carrier to purchase a private island for its passengers, investing an estimated USD 50 million in Belize’s Harvest Caye.

Harvest Cay Artist Rendering Courtesty of www.ship2shore.tv

The trend for ocean carriers snapping up private islands continues with the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) snapping …Read More: Belize: NCL Is The Latest Cruise Company to Buy A Private Island

Island Resorts

Fiji: Dietrich Mateschitz Adds Submersible Craft to his Private Island Inventory

Laucala Island Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Fiji’s premiere private island, Laucala, has this week announced the acquisition of a DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible craft.

Laucala Island

The Austrian energy drink tycoon, Dieter Mateschitz, has this week announced the purchase of a DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible for Laucala Island, his multi-million dollar Fijian private island resort. The Red …Read More: Fiji: Dietrich Mateschitz Adds Submersible Craft to his Private Island Inventory

Breaking Island News

Australia: This Australian Private Island Has the X Factor!

Makepeace Island

Sir Richard Branson’s Australian private island retreat, Makepeace Island, will feature within three episodes of Australian prime time entertainment show The X Factor.

(Richard Branson’s heart-shaped Makepeace Island)

Sir Richard Branson’s antipodean private island escape looks set to steal the spotlight on the Australian X Factor, with the heart-shaped Makepeace Island …Read More: Australia: This Australian Private Island Has the X Factor!