Sunday, March 1, 2015

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!

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