Thursday, September 16, 2021

Breaking Island News

UAE: Oil Sheikh Writes Mile-Long Name on Island

The decadent enclaves of the United Arab Emirates are known for their vast wealth and even more profligate ways of demonstrating it. Now, one wealthy oil baron may have trumped them all.

(Image from Google Earth)

Private islands may be the ultimate luxury, but for those for …Read More: UAE: Oil Sheikh Writes Mile-Long Name on Island

Island Resorts

England: Piel Island – The Story of a King a Castle and a Pub

Piel Island

Piel Island is still ruled by a king, King Steve Chattaway, a man who shares his castle and pretty lands with all visitors, whilst maintaining some old traditions and introducing a few creative new ones. Antoinette talks with Sheila Chattaway, wife of King Steve, about how they are making Piel Island a fun and …Read More: England: Piel Island – The Story of a King a Castle and a Pub

Island Market

Bahamas: Wealthy Investors Fuel the Booming Exumas

With the 2008 credit crisis now just a memory for many of America’s richest, a remote island chain in the celeb-beloved Bahamas is experiencing a real estate boom.

(Image of Leaf Cay from VPI)

A rising tide may be said to lift all ships, but when it comes to …Read More: Bahamas: Wealthy Investors Fuel the Booming Exumas

Island Gossip

Greece: Despite Rumours, No Skorpios Island for Mr. Armani

The sale of the fabled isle of the Onassis family to fashion designer Giorgio Armani has been widely misreported in the press – what makes this private island rumour so compelling?

…Read More: Greece: Despite Rumours, No Skorpios Island for Mr. Armani

Island Market

USA: Connecticut’s Underwood Island for Sale at Just $295,000

Privately-owned islands in desirable Connecticut can cost millions of dollars, but one charming little isle on a sleepy lake in the Northeast can be had for less than US $300,000.

(Image Courtesy of Jon King)

A …Read More: USA: Connecticut’s Underwood Island for Sale at Just $295,000

Environment

South Pacific: Cook Islands Going 100% Green by 2020

Threatened by the prospect of destructive climate change, a tiny island nation has decided to set a 100% eco-friendly example for the rest of the world to follow.

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Sixteen small islands compose the remote Cook Islands, but the main island of Rarotonga …Read More: South Pacific: Cook Islands Going 100% Green by 2020

Island Market

USA: A Rustic Island Retreat for Sale in Maine

The picturesque Brown’s Island is found within one of Maine’s most beautiful lakes, and comes with seven cabins and a host of amenities, including a library fully stocked with books and board games.

(Image Courtesy of …Read More: USA: A Rustic Island Retreat for Sale in Maine

Island Market

Australia: Turtle Island in Queensland on the market

After a little over a decade, Turtle Island, owned by an Australian developer, Marcia Christofidellis, is for sale again. The 23-acre island, located off the coast of Queensland near the city of Gladstone, was bought in 1999 as a family retreat.

Turtle Island

So for AUD 5.6M, the lucky …Read More: Australia: Turtle Island in Queensland on the market