Thursday, September 16, 2021

Island Market

UK: £55,000 Scottish Island Bought for Romantic Burial Site

After being struck with cancer, a teacher from Hertfordshire picked up a small uninhabited isle for a song, intending it to be the last resting place for him and his wife.

(Image of Mackenzie Island by Becky Williamson)

It was on the isle of Avalon, a place of …Read More: UK: £55,000 Scottish Island Bought for Romantic Burial Site

Governments buying Islands

USA: Sugar Island Snapped Up for Detroit River Refuge

A private island in Michigan’s Detroit River has been purchased by the government, but controversy is brewing over the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s plans for its future.

(Detroit River Image by Mike Russell)

The Detroit River is now a rather scenic part of Michigan’s plentiful wilderness, despite being …Read More: USA: Sugar Island Snapped Up for Detroit River Refuge

Environment

Indian Ocean: One British Man’s £8,000 Seychelles Private Island

On dreary days, many people fantasize about running away to their own tropical island – and a man from Yorkshire has managed to live that dream for the price of one luxury holiday.

(Image Courtesy of helicopterseychelles.com)

Set in the gorgeous sparkling waters of the Seychelles, Moyenne Island looks …Read More: Indian Ocean: One British Man’s £8,000 Seychelles Private Island

Island Resorts

Indian Ocean: Maldives Island Resorts Sweep Condé Nast List

With a new spate of accolades, it seems that the recent political turmoil in the small Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives hasn’t hurt its international reputation.

(Four Seasons Kudu Haraa/ www.vladi.de)

A mere few months ago, it seemed like the gorgeous tropical destination of the Maldives had a …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Island Resorts Sweep Condé Nast List

Island Market

Australia: Lindeman Island Sells at Discount to Chinese Firm

One of numerous Australian private island resorts that have been put up for sale in recent years, the former Club Med property was just sold to a China-based company.

(Image Courtesy of Club Med)

The only Australian resort owned by France’s middle-market Club Med has just traded hands for …Read More: Australia: Lindeman Island Sells at Discount to Chinese Firm

Breaking Island News

Asia: A Real Island Hermit Found Near Okinawa

Japan’s balmy tropical islands in the area of Okinawa seem like an ideal place to set up camp and live like a hermit, and one 76-year old man has done just that for more than two decades.

(Sotobanari Image Courtesy of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)

When …Read More: Asia: A Real Island Hermit Found Near Okinawa

Governments buying Islands

Asia: Japan Mulls Purchase of Disputed Private Islands

Tokyo’s governor recently said that he was in negotiations with the owner of three islands that fall within rich fishing waters also claimed by China and Taiwan.

(The disputed Senkaku Islands Group)

Shintaro Ishihara, the outspoken and nationalistic governor of Tokyo, is no stranger to controversy, and his latest …Read More: Asia: Japan Mulls Purchase of Disputed Private Islands

Breaking Island News

Latin America: The Man Who Sold His Life and Bought an Island

When some people are suffering from a broken heart, they get a new hairstyle or go on a diet – Ian Usher, on the other hand, sold all of his possessions and bought a private island.

(Image copyrght Daily Mail/Mark Richards)

British native Ian Usher has become an internet …Read More: Latin America: The Man Who Sold His Life and Bought an Island