Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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

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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

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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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Australia: Could This Be the Most Fashionable Private Island Suite Ever?

(Image: http://www.hayman.com.au/)

Lauded American fashion queen Diane von Furstenberg has decorated a spectacular suite on Hayman Island, a luxurious resort on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

(Image: http://www.hayman.com.au/)

Hayman Island Resort has just unveiled some stunning images of a penthouse suite created by designer Diane von Furstenberg, and it’s sure to make the …Read More: Australia: Could This Be the Most Fashionable Private Island Suite Ever?

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Caribbean: Richard Branson Books Top Tennis Pros for 2012 Necker Cup

Necker Island (Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

The most exciting private island sporting event of the year has just announced its roster of world-famous tennis players, with Novak Djokovic as the headliner.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Tennis aficionados should be thrilled at the recent announcement that top tennis pros including world number 2 ranked Novak …Read More: Caribbean: Richard Branson Books Top Tennis Pros for 2012 Necker Cup

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Interview: The Soneva Group’s Bright Future After Six Senses Sale

(Beach-side paradise on Soneva Fushi)

The luxury resort firm Soneva is responsible for some of the world’s most iconic private island resorts, and its founder, Sonu Shivdasani, sees a new path forward after his company’s recent transformation.

(Beach-side paradise on Soneva Fushi)

Headlines were recently made in the hospitality industry when it was announced that …Read More: Interview: The Soneva Group’s Bright Future After Six Senses Sale

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