Sunday, August 1, 2021

Development

Indian Ocean: Maldives Releases 6 New Islands for Development

The small island country of the Maldives is renowned for its luxurious private island resorts, and this latest move by the government will add 6 more to that list.

(A Typical Small Island in the Maldives)

Half a million tourists flock to the Maldives each year, the tiny …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Releases 6 New Islands for Development

Island Market

Australia: Bedarra Island Resort Purchased for Eco-Tourism

Bedarra Island - Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

When Tropical Cyclone Yasi swept the coast of Queensland, the exclusive Bederra Island Resort was among the casualties – now, new owners aim to redevelop with an eco-friendly twist.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Luxury-seeking guests used to flock to the 5-star Bedarra Island Resort, found on a …Read More: Australia: Bedarra Island Resort Purchased for Eco-Tourism

Island Resorts

Asia: Thailand’s Newest Private Island Resort Opens in Phuket

As The Naka Island Resort opens its doors for the first time, its staff members have been preparing to show guests a new vision of luxury travel in Thailand.

(Image Courtesy of Starwood Hotels)

The name Phuket has, in recent years, becomes synonymous with a certain kind of holiday …Read More: Asia: Thailand’s Newest Private Island Resort Opens in Phuket

Island Resorts

Worldwide: Part 2- Top Ten Wedding and Honeymoon Private Islands

In Part 2 of our series on the top honeymoon and wedding private islands, PIN looks at what just may be the 5 best islands for romance on earth – including the illustrious site of the most famous honeymoon in decades.

5. Orpheus Island Resort, Australia

(Orpheus Island, …Read More: Worldwide: Part 2- Top Ten Wedding and Honeymoon Private Islands

Island Resorts

Worldwide: Part 1- Top Ten Wedding and Honeymoon Private Islands

It’s hard for even the most comfortable couple to not feel a thrill of passion from a secluded private island holiday – and when it’s an island wedding or honeymoon, it can become a fairy-tale experience of a lifetime. Here are PIN’s top ten picks for the world’s best private islands for celebrating romance.

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Auction Results

United States: Large Ohio River Island Sells at Auction

It may not be the most glamorous locale for a private island, but this large property in the Ohio River generated plenty of interest when it was auctioned on November 17th.

(Image Courtesy of Kurtz Auction and Realty)

The 1,468 acres of Diamond Island harken back to an earlier …Read More: United States: Large Ohio River Island Sells at Auction

Breaking Island News

Asia: Private Islands a Hot New Trend for Chinese Investors

With the second announced long-term lease of a private island in China to a local investor, islands are quickly gaining popularity as a luxury real estate investment.

(Image of Danmenshan Island from Google Earth)

On the heels of China’s successful first private island auction, where a 50-year lease of …Read More: Asia: Private Islands a Hot New Trend for Chinese Investors

Governments buying Islands

USA: Town Sets Sights on Buying Historic Military Island Property

The village of Fort Edward may be small, but it’s determined to preserve the historic island considered to be the birthplace of the U.S. Army Rangers.

(Image Courtesy of the Yale Library)

Roger’s Island, found north of Albany in the middle of the Hudson River, is a place with …Read More: USA: Town Sets Sights on Buying Historic Military Island Property