Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Island Market

UK: An Interview with the Lord and Lady of Towan Island

Most people with a private isle to call their own can’t help but feel like ‘lord of the manor,’ but in the case of the owners of tiny Towan Island, it’s not just a metaphor.

(Towan Island Image Courtesy of VPI)

The Telegraph UK newspaper has published a …Read More: UK: An Interview with the Lord and Lady of Towan Island

Breaking Island News

Indian Ocean: Travel Industry Calms Concerns over Safety in Maldives

Holiday makers visiting the island resorts of the Maldives are advised to be cautious, but flights and resorts are operational despite the political turmoil in the capital city.

(Islands in the Maldives/VPI Photo)

For such a small and isolated country, the islands of the Maldives have been making a …Read More: Indian Ocean: Travel Industry Calms Concerns over Safety in Maldives

Environment

Bahamas: Island Castaway Lizards Show Evolution at Work

Being marooned on a beautiful deserted island may sound like heaven, but for these lizards, their tropical holiday was all in the name of science.

(Islands in the Bahamas by F. Vladi)

From the time that the HMS Beagle landed in the Galapagos Islands in 1835, remote islands have …Read More: Bahamas: Island Castaway Lizards Show Evolution at Work

Island Gossip

Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Awarded $9.29M in Emerald Cay Suit

One of the most spectacular private island estates in the Caribbean was at the heart of a battle between the Turks and Caicos government and an American billionaire resort developer.

(Emerald Cay Image Courtesy of VPI)

Sparsely populated and picture-perfect, the tiny Caribbean nation of the Turks and Caicos …Read More: Caribbean: Turks and Caicos Awarded $9.29M in Emerald Cay Suit

Environment

UAE: A New Conservation Victory for the Discovery Islands

As the legacy of nature-loving Sheikh Zayed, a set of six paradise isles in the Persian Gulf have been permanently preserved as a haven for rare species.

(Discovery Islands Courtesy of www.desertislands.com)

At first glance, the dry, arid desert of the United Arab Emirates doesn’t seem like the most …Read More: UAE: A New Conservation Victory for the Discovery Islands

Island Resorts

Indian Ocean: Soneva Gili Takes Top Spot at World Travel Awards

A glamorous yearly event celebrating the best in international travel, the World Travel Awards honored a Maldives private island as the top villa resort for 2012.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

Surely, Soneva Gili by Six Senses must be one of the most spectacular and unique resorts on earth; set …Read More: Indian Ocean: Soneva Gili Takes Top Spot at World Travel Awards