Sunday, February 23, 2020

Island Market

Wales: Former pirate island could be yours for a bargain!

Sully Island, Wales

The privately-owned island of Sully is still for sale, but may be more within the financial reach of many after the purchase price was heavily reduced!

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Island Resorts

Caribbean: Bahamian bliss on Bonefish Cay

South shore, Bonefish Cay

Steve Dovel, originally from Texas, and his wife Angela, from Nassau, have the enviable job of managing the private island of Bonefish Cay and its exclusive luxury resort. In an interview with Steve, writer Antoinette Price discovers what sets this magnificent island apart from all the others in the region, and what it takes …Read More: Caribbean: Bahamian bliss on Bonefish Cay

Environment

New Zealand: Kermadec islands safe after experiencing a 7.6 earthquake

Raoul Island by NASA courtesy of Wikipedia

International press and newswires are reporting that the remote volcanic Kermadec Islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean 800–1’000 km  northeast of New Zealand’s North Island are unharmed after a powerful earthquake registering 7.6 struck this morning.

Raoul Island by NASA courtesy of Wikipedia

The islands, which belong to …Read More: New Zealand: Kermadec islands safe after experiencing a 7.6 earthquake

Island Resorts

Malaysia: Photographers Flock to the Layang Layang Island Underwater Shoot-Out

In late July, skilled photographers from across the globe will try their hand at a Malaysian private island’s famed underwater photo contest. Winners will receive more than USD $30,000 in prizes, but what’s truly sought-after is the prestige.

(Image Courtesy of Avillon Layang Layang Resort)

Even the island’s name …Read More: Malaysia: Photographers Flock to the Layang Layang Island Underwater Shoot-Out

Island Resorts

Seychelles: Royal Honeymoon Still Fuels Tourism, Including to Private Isles

When Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their impending nuptials, rumors flew over which exotic island the couple would choose for their honeymoon. Even months later, interest in these exotic isles is still booming.

(Image of North Island Courtesy of VPI)

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Island Issues

Australia: The Fight for Control over Australia’s Hummock Hill Island

(Image of Great Barrier Reef Courtesy of NASA)

The State of Queensland and the Federal Government of Australia are battling it out over the future of Hummock Hill Island – and the fate of a proposed near-AUD $1 Billion development.

(Image of Great Barrier Reef Courtesy of NASA)

Hummock Hill Island, found south of the industrial …Read More: Australia: The Fight for Control over Australia’s Hummock Hill Island

Island Market

Ireland: In the Emerald Isles, Private Islands for Bargain Prices

European private islands traditionally rank among the most expensive on the global market – however, a recent article suggests that in Ireland, bargain hunters can find incredible deals on these exclusive properties.

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