Thursday, September 16, 2021

Celebs visiting resorts

Australia: Hamilton Island Launches Celeb-Studded Audi Race Week

One of the premier private island resorts Down Under is hosting what may just be the most extravagant sailing regatta of 2012 – and plenty of famous faces have shown up for the party.  

(Image Courtesy of Hamilton Island Resort)

The international sailing calendar is filled with …Read More: Australia: Hamilton Island Launches Celeb-Studded Audi Race Week

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Richard Branson to Host Tennis Pro-Am on Necker Island

The sports-loving founder of the Virgin media empire is opening up his exclusive tropical island to some of the greatest tennis players on earth, along with deep-pocketed amateurs.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

For tennis fanatics, there is no greater thrill than the chance to play a game …Read More: Caribbean: Richard Branson to Host Tennis Pro-Am on Necker Island

Breaking Island News

USA: Rent the Exclusive Private Island Resort of…Alcatraz?

The once-feared island across in San Francisco Bay is now a favored tourist attraction, and visitors can even rent the entire island and spend the night.

(Image of Alcatraz by John O'Neill)

Since the mid-19th century, the small island of Alcatraz has been a terrifying beacon in San Francisco …Read More: USA: Rent the Exclusive Private Island Resort of…Alcatraz?

Breaking Island News

USA: Thousand Islands to Light up the Night on August 14th

In a spectacular nighttime display, on Tuesday, August 14th Singer Castle and surrounding islands on the St. Lawrence River will be ablaze with vivid lights or magically illuminated by searchlight.  

(A Floating World by Paul Malo)

In the glory days of the Thousand Islands, over a century ago, …Read More: USA: Thousand Islands to Light up the Night on August 14th

Auction Results

USA: Pennsylvania Man Buys 9 Islands for Under $23K

At a recent auction, one determined bidder snapped up two clusters of isles along the picturesque Susquehanna River for an unbelievably low price – but what will he do with 9 private islands?

(Mack’s Island in the Susquehanna River)

For those who have ever dreamed of island ownership at …Read More: USA: Pennsylvania Man Buys 9 Islands for Under $23K

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 announced …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