Saturday, September 25, 2021

Governments buying Islands

Ireland: The greatness of Great Blasket Island

Island cottage

Great Blasket Island is the largest in a chain of grassy, green islands at the westernmost tip of Europe, off the picturesque coast of County Kerry, Ireland.  Michael de Mordha, who works for the government’s Office of Public Works Heritage Services, is the Director of the Great Blasket Centre. He talks to Antoinette …Read More: Ireland: The greatness of Great Blasket Island

Development

Wales: Adventurer and TV star Bear Grylls talks about life on his private Welsh island

St Tudwal West viewed from Wales

Life is a rush for the British survival expert and TV documentary maker Bear Grylls, who lives with his wife and three children on a houseboat moored on the Thames in London. So when he is not making shows in the US (Man Versus Wild) and UK (Born Survivor), or managing his own brand …Read More: Wales: British adventurer and TV star Bear Grylls talks about life on his private Welsh island

Development

Water Purification Systems for Private Islands

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Water, water, everywhere, and not a drop to drink – one of humanity’s most enduring ironies is the cruel fate, suffered throughout history by stranded seafarers, of being surrounded by clear blue waters yet dying of thirst. While private island owners may not be …Read More: Water Purification Systems for Private Islands

Island Market

Is San Francisco’s Red Rock Island Hiding Buried Treasure?

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The lone private island in San Francisco Bay has languished on the market for the last four years, most recently listed for more than US $20M. According to its owner, the island may hold a wealth of …Read More: Is San Francisco’s Red Rock Island Hiding Buried Treasure?

Island Issues

Indonesia: Authorities investigate alleged illegal sale of Gili Islands

Gili Meno West Coast

The legal question of property ownership has come to the forefront again in Indonesia, where authorities are investigating the alleged illegal sale of 13 of the Gili Islands. This very popular tourist destination is located to the northwest of Lombok, not far from the well-known island …Read More: Indonesia: Authorities investigate alleged illegal sale of Gili Islands

Media

PRIVATE ISLAND NEWS goes live

Private Island News (PIN) is a website service, which aims to gather and publish news and feature articles, to accurately reflect the state of the global private island market. The web site will be a news reference point, which informs everyone in the industry about a wide variety of issues affecting the private island …Read More: PRIVATE ISLAND NEWS goes live

Island Resorts

Fiji: Laucala Island – Paradise on Earth

Poolside

Antoinette interviews Laucala Island Manager Maja Kilgore, who with the help of her husband Thomas, has developed the island to its internationally-renowned status of being one of the most luxurious private island resorts in the world today. Serene sun-kissed white beaches, sparkling turquoise waters, small romantic coves, emerald green lush tropical vegetation …Read More: Fiji: Laucala Island – Paradise on Earth

Island Market

Orpheus Island caught for a ‘bargain’

Melbourne-based Computershare Ltd founder, Chris Morris, recently bought Queensland’s Orpheus Island (Goolboddi), situated off the North-East coast of Australia on the Great Barrier Reef, 190km from Cairns and 80km (a half hour flight) from Townsville. Morris would not disclose his final price, but is said to have purchased the island for below AUD 10 …Read More: Orpheus Island caught for a ‘bargain’