Saturday, September 25, 2021

Island Market

China government offers uninhabited islands for lease

Chinese Island

With the number of wealthy people growing at a fast pace and a change in lifestyle trends, free-time pursuits and individuals’ spending power, Chinese authorities are expecting an increasing interest in island investments.

China – great potential for the private island market

Up until now, the private island market has not been developed …Read More: China government offers uninhabited islands for lease

Island Gossip

Caribbean: Celebs on islands

Turtle Island

HOLIDAYING LIKE A CELEB 

Are you thinking of the ultimate in exclusivity and indulgence with that little extra something? How about staying on a private island owned by a celeb for your next holiday?

CNN reporter George Webster takes you on a fabulous tour of some of the most beautiful celeb-owned private islands …Read More: Caribbean: Celebs on islands

Governments buying Islands

Greece: Ever considered buying an island in Greece?

Skorpios Island

The word Greece is almost synonymous with the word island. With around 6000 islands in total, mostly privately owned, this should be a private island paradise…

However selling or buying an island is virtually impossible in this country, thanks to an elaborate maze of bureaucracy, which must be navigated at all governmental levels, plus …Read More: Greece: Ever considered buying an island in Greece?

Environment

Scientists discover 657 new barrier islands with the help of satellite images

Barrier islands make up 10% of the earth’s continental shorelines, but what are these islands, how are they formed and where exactly can they be found?

A decade ago, a survey carried out identified 1’492 barrier islands worldwide. Recently, an article in the British Daily Mail Online reported on how improved technology has enabled …Read More: Scientists discover 657 new barrier islands with the help of satellite images

Island Issues

Sir Richard Branson to Give Rare Lemurs Sanctuary on Moskito Island

Neckar Island

The flamboyant head of the Virgin conglomerate wants to create a refuge for threatened lemurs on one of his two islands in the BVI – however, this plan has sparked a local controvery.

UK billionaire Sir Richard Branson is reportedly intending to import two dozen ring-tailed lemurs to his private Moskito Island in April. …Read More: Sir Richard Branson to Give Rare Lemurs Sanctuary on Moskito Island

Island Market

Will China’s New Island Leases Create a Tourism Boom?

As China opens up a set of small islands for lease, entrepreneurs are planning a new era of luxury resort development in Zhejiang. Are these investors prepared for the challenges ahead?

(Image Courtesy of Our China Daily)

According to a recent article in the China Daily, Chinese officials have …Read More: Will China’s New Island Leases Create a Tourism Boom?

Island Market

Despite US Downturn, Luxury Sales Continue in British Columbia’s Islands

Even with American consumers still mired in an economic downturn, realtors in BC’s island region are seeing robust sales for high-end properties, including luxury private islands.

Scott Island, currently for sale at www.vladi.de

The area that surrounds the southeast tip of Vancouver Island is often considered, by residents …Read More: Despite US Downturn, Luxury Sales Continue in British Columbia’s Islands

Development

Futurist James Martin’s Historic Bermudan Isle

The tiny Agar’s Island may very well be the oldest “private island” in North America. Now, this unique isle is home to a man who has made a fortune predicting humanity’s future.

The Independent UK has published a fascinating article about the visionary educator and futurologist James Martin, who owns the four-acre Agar’s Island, …Read More: Futurist James Martin’s Historic Bermudan Isle