Monday, August 2, 2021

Auction Results

Asia: China Holds Successful First Private Island Auction

In a step towards opening up its vast coastal waters to more tourism development, China has auctioned off a right-of-use certificate to a private corporation for an untouched island in Zhejiang.

(Dayangyu Island Courtesy of Whatsonningbo.com)

Set along the placid waters of the East China Sea, China’s southeastern …Read More: Asia: China Holds Successful First Private Island Auction

Governments buying Islands

Canada: Ingersoll Island in Muskoka Donated to Land Trust

One of the most active not-for-profit conservation groups in Ontario has just received a donation of a new island in Parry Sound to add to its growing nature reserve.

(Sandy Island Image Courtesy of the Nature Conservancy of Canada/Kathy Sutton)

Canada’s vast expanse of wilderness is home to a …Read More: Canada: Ingersoll Island in Muskoka Donated to Land Trust

Island Resorts

South Pacific: A Private Island Puts Vanuatu on the Map

A little-known island nation found to the north of Australia is being touted as a hot new travel destination, thanks in part to the buzz around a luxurious private island resort.

(Image Courtesy of Ratua Private Island)

It may be approaching the chill of winter in the northern hemisphere, …Read More: South Pacific: A Private Island Puts Vanuatu on the Map

Island Issues

Asia: Borneo Moves to Restrict Private Island Sales

(Mengalum Island Image from wikisabah.com)

Concerned citizens groups in Malaysia’s popular resort area of Sabah are pushing the government to prevent the sale of certain private island lands to foreign investors.

(Mengalum Island Image from wikisabah.com)

Sabah, a spectacular resort district in Malaysia’s northern portion of Borneo, is a place of dramatic extremes. The …Read More: Asia: Borneo Moves to Restrict Private Island Sales

Environment

Worldwide: Sustainability is the Future for Small Islands

At a recent meeting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government, Seychelles president James Michel made a strong case for a sustainable future.

(Image Courtesy of the United States Africa Command)

The Indian Ocean nation of the Seychelles is a place of beauty and luxury; small private island resorts commanding …Read More: Worldwide: Sustainability is the Future for Small Islands

Island Market

Europe: The Siren Call of the Li Galli Islands

A spectacular trio of islands on Italy’s Amalfi Coast have long lured celebrities and elite guests with their beauty

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Set along the southern coast of Italy, facing out into the blue Mediterranean waters where Sardinia rises to the west, the Amalfi Coast is …Read More: Europe: The Siren Call of the Li Galli Islands

Celebs visiting resorts

South Pacific: Monaco Royals Enjoy a Holiday on Yasawa Island

While in the neighborhood for New Zealand’s rugby finals, Monaco’s new reigning couple stopped by Fiji for a relaxing island holiday.

(Image Courtesy of Yasawa Island Resort and Spa)

Fiji’s luxurious Yasawa Island Resort and Spa is a gorgeous enclave covered in white beaches, tropical forests, and a …Read More: South Pacific: Monaco Royals Enjoy a Holiday on Yasawa Island

Environment

Australia: An Eco-Friendly STAR for Daydream Island Resort and Spa

This luxurious island playground in the famous Whitsundays has just received its first STAR certification as an ecologically-conscious resort.

(Image Courtesy of Daydream Island)

Few places are as picture-perfect as Daydream Island Resort and Spa – set against the rich blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef, this Whitsunday …Read More: Australia: An Eco-Friendly STAR for Daydream Island Resort and Spa