Thursday, September 16, 2021

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)

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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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Island Resorts

Caribbean: Parrot Cay Takes Third in Condé Nast Traveler’s Spa Awards

The prestigious “best of” list published each year by Condé Nast Traveler has spas from all over the Caribbean vying for top spot – and this year, Parrot Cay took an impressive third place.

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Environment

USA: After 230 Years, Alaskan Island Wins War against Rodents

Rodents may be a pest on the mainland, but on isolated islands, they can spell complete ecological disaster. Now, one Aleutian island celebrates a hard-won victory.

(Image Courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

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Island Issues

Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Loses Case against Island Owner

During the 2008 financial crisis, the billionaire behind an exclusive club for America’s wealthy had a collapse of his own. In a new development, the TCI government has lost a lawsuit against Emerald Cay’s embattled former owner.

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Environment

Canada: Explore the Wilds of Quebec on Hare Island

Even within the many natural habitats of Canada, there are small pockets of surprisingly rich biodiversity. On Île aux Lièvres, or Hare Island, visitors can camp for the night amid an incredible  sanctuary.

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Islands sold

Caribbean: Love at first sight for the new owners of Petit St. Vincent

Turquoise waters of PSV

Sixty kilometres south of St. Vincent in the Grenadine chain of islands, lies the  beautiful and charming Petit St. Vincent (PSV). The 113 acres of softly rolling green hills, surrounded by white sandy beaches, were enough to entice two friends to purchase the island late last year.

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