Sunday, August 1, 2021

Breaking Island News

USA: Sale of Hawaii’s Lanai Island May Be Imminent

Rumours have been confirmed that Los Angeles billionaire David Murdock is indeed trying to sell Lanai Island in Hawaii, a high-value property that could reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

(The Island of Lanai, Hawaii)

When it comes to the private islands of the rich and …Read More: USA: Sale of Hawaii’s Lanai Island May Be Imminent

Island Issues

Indian Ocean: Maldives Fights Rising Seas with Floating Islands

Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

Lying perilously close to sea level, the small island nation of the Maldives has to come up with creative solutions to combat the effects of climate change.

(Image Courtesy of Waterstudio.NL)

It’s a terrifying spectre; an entire island chain being submerged beneath rising seas like a modern-day Atlantis, leaving …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Fights Rising Seas with Floating Islands

Island Market

USA: Want to Buy a Lighthouse Island in Maine?

The picturesque New England state is offering interested buyers a rare chance to own a historic lighthouse off the Maine coast, set on its own tiny private island.

(Boon Island Lighthouse, Maine)

If remoteness is what you’re after, it’s hard to beat the unique property being sold by the …Read More: USA: Want to Buy a Lighthouse Island in Maine?

Breaking Island News

Interview: The Enduring Appeal of the Desert Island Cartoon

Farhad Vladi and Allan Jardine in Lower Largo, Scotland, the birthplace of Alexander Selkirk, the author of the famous book „Robinson Crusoe“ and ancestor of Allan Jardine

It’s a simple and instantly recognizable premise; a man, a tiny deserted island, and a lonely palm tree. Cartoonist Allan Jardine discusses why this …Read More: Interview: The Enduring Appeal of the Desert Island Cartoon

Auction Results

UPDATE: Auction Winner Takes Florida Island for $258K

A fierce bidding war erupted during this week’s auction of a small island in Florida, with the property selling for more than US $200K above its appraisal price.

(Image Courtesy of Fisher Auction Company)

As previously reported in Private Island News (link), this week saw a unique online-only …Read More: UPDATE: Auction Winner Takes Florida Island for $258K

Breaking Island News

USA: Bidding is Open for Online Florida Island Auction

Private islands occasionally do go under the hammer, but it’s rare that an island is guaranteed to be sold to the highest bidder in a no-reserve online auction.

(Image Courtesy of Fisher Auction Co.)

Going once, going twice – and this undeveloped gem near Fort Meyers, Florida, will be …Read More: USA: Bidding is Open for Online Florida Island Auction

Island Issues

Asia: Critics Oppose Hong Kong Plans to Build 25 Islands

An ambitious plan to build 25 new islands and use landfills to add 1,500 hectares of land to the city of Hong Kong has some fearing a devastating impact on the local ecology, not to mention economy.

(Image of Hong Kong islands via Wikipedia)

When creating new islands through …Read More: Asia: Critics Oppose Hong Kong Plans to Build 25 Islands

Development

South Pacific: Why Retire When You Can Build an Island Resort?

An enterprising Australian couple have put their retirement plans on indefinite hold to create a labour of love: a luxurious resort on a small Fijian private island.

(Image Courtesy of Naisoso Island)

For Australian property developer Bob Lowres, retirement in a tropical paradise just wasn’t doing the trick. After …Read More: South Pacific: Why Retire When You Can Build an Island Resort?