Sunday, August 1, 2021

Island Resorts

Worldwide: Could These Be the World’s Most Romantic Private Islands?

Makepeace Island

Few things are as divinely romantic as an exotic holiday, and this is made all the more special by the seclusion and luxury of a private island. 

When it comes to romance, many things are in the eye of the beholder – few couples, however, would turn their nose up at the prospect …Read More: Worldwide: Could These Be the World’s Most Romantic Private Islands?

Breaking Island News

Worldwide: CNN Travel Lists the 7 Most Dangerous Islands on Earth

The travel division of CNN has put out a list of the most dangerous and remote islands in the world, and some of their far-flung choices may be familiar – while others are virtually unknown.

(Rockall Island image by Andy Strangeway)

When CNN Traveler went searching for the most foreboding islands …Read More: Worldwide: CNN Travel Lists the 7 Most Dangerous Islands on Earth

Breaking Island News

UK: Remote Scottish Island Seeks Adventurous Live-in Manager

The historic isle of Inchcolm is advertising for a manager to live on the island and care for its beautiful medieval buildings.  

(Image by Mike Pennington/Geograph.org.uk)

For certain hardy souls, the prospect of living in virtual solitude on an isolated isle sounds …Read More: UK: Remote Scottish Island Seeks Adventurous Live-in Manager

Breaking Island News

Europe: Could This Artificial Island Help Boost Wind Energy?

Wind energy is plentiful but hard to store for the future, so engineers have come up with an innovative solution that makes use of a man-made island.

(Image from the office of Minister Vande Lanotte)

The choppy waters of the North Sea have no small abundance of blowing gales – could …Read More: Europe: Could This Artificial Island Help Boost Wind Energy?

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Escape Winter on Mustique

The most star-studded private island resort in the Caribbean is enjoying yet another visit from Prince William and Duchess Kate.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

As Britain shivers in the midst of an unusual deep freeze, complete with snowstorms and gale-force winds, Prince William …Read More: Caribbean: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Escape Winter on Mustique

Breaking Island News

Indian Ocean: Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

As attempts to turn the tide of global warming begin to stall, is it a case of sink or swim for this private island paradise?

(Image Courtesy of Waterstudio.NL)

What with continuing political turmoil, a significant drop in visitor numbers and the ever-looming sceptre of climate change, 2012 was without a …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives turn to floating islands to counterbalance rising tides

Governments buying Islands

USA: Vast 6,000 Acre Boyles Island Purchased for Conservation

With the recent protection of an enormous island in Georgia, the trend of governments and conservancies buying islands appears to be growing ever stronger.

(Image Courtesy of Rayonier/Georgia Conservancy)

The protection of islands has become a major focus of government and environmental groups in recent years, but rarely is a property …Read More: USA: Vast 6,000 Acre Boyles Island Purchased for Conservation

Environment

Caribbean: Palm Island Resort Celebrates “Green” Certification

One of the Grenadine’s most spectacular resorts is also a guilt-free indulgence thanks to its sustainable environmental policies.

(Image from www.palmislandresortgrenadines.com/)

In recent years, many globe-trotting adventurers have become more and more concerned about the environmental impact of their travels – and so have …Read More: Caribbean: Palm Island Resort Celebrates “Green” Certification