Thursday, September 16, 2021

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 …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

Environment

Worldwide: Small Islands Preparing for Climate Change Evacuations

The Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives is one of a number of countries threatened by rising sea levels, and the president is looking to Australia for a potential new home.

(Maldives Island Image by Patrick Verdier)

The 350,000 residents of the Maldives, a group of picture-perfect tropical islands …Read More: Worldwide: Small Islands Preparing for Climate Change Evacuations

Island Issues

UK: Private Owner Offers to Give Isle of Scalpay to Residents

The residents of a unique private island in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides have been offered full control of their destiny by their landlord, who inherited the island in 1998.

(Image Courtesy of Bocian & Tusia/Flickr)

Part of the windswept Hebrides archipelago on Scotland’s remote western coast, the 1,600-acre Isle of …Read More: UK: Private Owner Offers to Give Isle of Scalpay to Residents

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Prince William to Join the Middletons for Mustique Holiday

The most ultra-exclusive private island in the Caribbean has hosted countless celebrity holiday makers, but a visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge still makes headlines.

(Mustique Image Courtesy of VPI)

During a grey and damp UK winter, most people’s thoughts will inevitably turn to a sunny holiday …Read More: Caribbean: Prince William to Join the Middletons for Mustique Holiday

Environment

Caribbean: Conservation Thrives on BVI's Beautiful Guana Island

A private island paradise in the British Virgin Islands, Guana Island has pursued a policy of saving rare species and preserving its natural splendor.

(Image Copyright F. Vladi)

Guana Island’s sprawling 850 acres are covered in a lush, brilliantly green forest that coats its rolling hills and mountainous peaks. …Read More: Caribbean: Conservation Thrives on BVI’s Beautiful Guana Island

Island Issues

Bahamas: Aga Khan's Plan for Bell Island Stirs Eco-Controversy

With a controversial development in a national park, a debate is brewing in the Bahamas over whether privilege trumps protecting the environment.

(Bell Island Image Copyright F. Vladi)

The Bahamas may have a reputation as a laid-back island chain where the world’s elite can come and go with relative …Read More: Bahamas: Aga Khan’s Plan for Bell Island Stirs Eco-Controversy