Thursday, September 16, 2021

Environment

United States: Man-Made Island in Oregon is For the Birds

Hoping to relocate flocks of fish-hungry terns, the US Army Corps of Engineers is creating a unique man-made island for them to call home.

(Malheur Lake Image Courtesy of Gary Halvorson/Oregon State Archives)

An unusual project in Oregon’s Malheur Lake is seeking to improve the local ecosystem by …Read More: United States: Man-Made Island in Oregon is For the Birds

Island Market

Australia: Entrepreneur Eyes Double Island for Luxe Retreat

A gorgeous private island off the coast of Cairns in Queensland is now for sale – and one of the country’s wealthiest businessmen is reported to be an eager potential buyer. If his wife approves, of course.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

A celeb-loved island in northern Australia has recently …Read More: Australia: Entrepreneur Eyes Double Island for Luxe Retreat

Celebs visiting resorts

Australia: Actress Naomi Watts Jets to Hamilton Island

A gorgeous island retreat on the Great Barrier Reef is played host to the beautiful actress  for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, but she is far from the only celebrity to enjoy its perfect beaches and luxe amenities.

(Creative Commons Image of Hamilton Island)

British-Australian actress Naomi Watts, star …Read More: Australia: Actress Naomi Watts Jets to Hamilton Island

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Private Islands In Recovery After Hurricane Irene

One of the largest hurricanes in recent memory left many private islands battered and bruised – now that the storm has moved on, it’s time to pick up the pieces.

(Idyllic: Great Stirrup Cay before Hurricane Irene)

The path …Read More: Caribbean: Private Islands In Recovery After Hurricane Irene

Breaking Island News

Royal Caribbean evacuates CocoCay private island after powerful storm batters Bahamas

Hurricane Irene has forced a dozen cruise ships to change their itineraries after battering the Bahamas throughout the week according to a CNN report. Cruise liner Royal Caribbean also secured and evacuated Coco Cay, its private island resort in the Bahamas to ensure maximum safety.

Many major US airlines are changing their routes and …Read More: Royal Caribbean evacuates CocoCay private island after powerful storm batters Bahamas

Island Resorts

Africa: Medjumbe, Mozambique’s Paradise Isle

Part of a gorgeous, pristine Indian Ocean archipelago that stretches 250km across northern Mozambique, this unique private island resort offers a luxury diving and fishing experience like no other.

(Image Courtesy of Rani Resorts)

On this luxurious private island resort, it’s hard to tell where the beach ends, and …Read More: Africa: Medjumbe, Mozambique’s Paradise Isle

Environment

Caribbean: Longest running sea turtle project celebrates 25 years

It’s good news for the Jumby Bay Hawksbill Project, which is celebrating its 25th year, with the news that there has been a significant increase in nesting sea turtle populations over the last decade.

Majestic sea turtle

Located in the Leeward Islands of the eastern Caribbean, Long Island, …Read More: Caribbean: Longest running sea turtle project celebrates 25 years

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Celebs Safe after Lightning Fire on Necker Island

The main residence on Sir Richard Branson’s $54,000+ per night hideaway, Necker Island, suffered a freak fire when lightning struck the building, which was being used at the time by his family and actress Kate Winslet.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

It was far from an idyllic private island holiday …Read More: Caribbean: Celebs Safe after Lightning Fire on Necker Island