Monday, December 22, 2014

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!

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

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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

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

South Pacific: Fiji’s Laucala Island Resort Welcomes New Global Advisor

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

The idyllic private island resort has high hopes for its international profile with the appointment of Mandarin Oriental alumnus Kurt Wachtveitl.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

The business of luxury private island resorts is notoriously competitive – and when it comes …Read More: South Pacific: Fiji’s Laucala Island Resort Welcomes New Global Advisor

Island Resorts

Asia: Cambodia’s Song Saa Resort Receives Sustainable Travel Award

(Image Courtesy of Song Saa Island Resort)

It wasn’t long ago that Song Saa was making news as Cambodia’s first luxury island resort, and now the private isle has won a prestigious award for sustainable travel.

(Image Courtesy of Song Saa Island Resort)

At this year’s prominent ceremony for …Read More: Asia: Cambodia’s Song Saa Resort Receives Sustainable Travel Award

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