Monday, June 14, 2021

Island Resorts

Interview: The Soneva Group’s Bright Future After Six Senses Sale

The luxury resort firm Soneva is responsible for some of the world’s most iconic private island resorts, and its founder, Sonu Shivdasani, sees a new path forward after his company’s recent transformation.

(Beach-side paradise on Soneva Fushi)

Headlines were recently made in the hospitality industry when it was …Read More: Interview: The Soneva Group’s Bright Future After Six Senses Sale

Breaking Island News

South Pacific: Fond Memories of Fiji Island Resort Pioneer

Few people left as much of a mark on Fiji as the founder of its first private island resort, and his loss has left the many people he touched celebrating his adventurous life.

(Image Courtesy of Musket Cove)

When Richard ‘Dick’ Smith first landed in Fiji, it was an …Read More: South Pacific: Fond Memories of Fiji Island Resort Pioneer

Breaking Island News

Seychelles: Conservancy Founder Buys D’Arros Island from L'Oréal Heiress

The deep-pocketed founder of a nature conservation group has purchased a 371-acre Seychelles island from Europe’s wealthiest woman – does this spell an end to the long controversy over D’Arros?

(Image of D'Arros Copyright F. Vladi)

For such a tranquil piece of paradise, it’s seemingly impossible for D’Arros Island …Read More: Seychelles: Conservancy Founder Buys D’Arros Island from L’Oréal Heiress

Island Issues

Indian Ocean: Mauritius Sweetens India Trade Deal with Two Islands

The tiny nation of Mauritius has taken drastic measures to preserve an advantageous relationship with India – the government has offered up two gorgeous tropical isles as a bargaining chip.

(South Agalega Island, Mauritius)

One of the gems of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is found just to the south …Read More: Indian Ocean: Mauritius Sweetens India Trade Deal with Two Islands