Sunday, August 1, 2021

Environment

Canada: Nova Scotia Private Island to Return to Public Hands?

The beautiful Mahone Bay – Photo Courtesy of Rob Garnett at Airscapes

The Mahone Islands Conservation Association has signed a purchase and sale agreement for Bella Island – one of last available private islands in Nova Scotia’s Mahone Bay.

The beautiful Mahone Bay – Photo Courtesy of Rob Garnett at Airscapes

One of the final privately owned islands in Nova Scotia’s picturesque …Read More: Canada: Nova Scotia Private Island to Return to Public Hands?

Island Market

Belize: NCL Is The Latest Cruise Company to Buy A Private Island

Harvest Cay Artist Rendering Courtesty of www.ship2shore.tv

The Norwegian Cruise Line is the latest ocean carrier to purchase a private island for its passengers, investing an estimated USD 50 million in Belize’s Harvest Caye.

Harvest Cay Artist Rendering Courtesty of www.ship2shore.tv

The trend for ocean carriers snapping up private islands continues with the Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) …Read More: Belize: NCL Is The Latest Cruise Company to Buy A Private Island

Island Resorts

Fiji: Dietrich Mateschitz Adds Submersible Craft to his Private Island Inventory

Laucala Island Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Fiji’s premiere private island, Laucala, has this week announced the acquisition of a DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible craft.

Laucala Island

The Austrian energy drink tycoon, Dieter Mateschitz, has this week announced the purchase of a DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible for Laucala Island, his multi-million dollar Fijian private island resort. The …Read More: Fiji: Dietrich Mateschitz Adds Submersible Craft to his Private Island Inventory

Breaking Island News

Australia: This Australian Private Island Has the X Factor!

Makepeace Island

Sir Richard Branson’s Australian private island retreat, Makepeace Island, will feature within three episodes of Australian prime time entertainment show The X Factor.

(Richard Branson’s heart-shaped Makepeace Island)

Sir Richard Branson’s antipodean private island escape looks set to steal the spotlight on the Australian X Factor, with the heart-shaped Makepeace …Read More: Australia: This Australian Private Island Has the X Factor!

Environment

USA: Animals Get Taste For Private Island Life In Boston

Harbor Islands, Boston - Photo Courtesy of MWRA.com

Boston’s Harbor Island witnesses dramatic increase in animal population, with number of mammals rocketing from 340,000 to 484,000 over the course of a decade.

Harbor Islands, Boston – Photo Courtesy of MWRA.com

It seems that we at Private Islands News are not the only ones to have been bitten by the …Read More: USA: Animals Get Taste For Private Island Life In Boston

Development

Seychelles: Private Island Developers Court Chinese Investors

Eden Island - Photo Courtesy of www.scmp.com

A prominent Seychelles developer turns to private islands to entice property investors from Hong Kong and China to the famous Indian Ocean archipelago.

Eden Island – Photo Courtesy of www.scmp.com

A Seychellois developer has turned his attention to the lucrative Chinese and Hong Kong markets on the search for potential investors …Read More: Seychelles: Private Island Developers Court Chinese Investors

Island Market

Florida: Mr. Key West Puts Private Island Up For Sale

Ballast Key Courtesy of www.private-islands.com

Florida’s famous investor, David Wolkowsky, has placed the utopian Ballast Key on the market, much to the excitement of the private island community.

Ballast Key Courtesy of www.private-islands.com

Famed for his reputation as one of Florida’s most visionary property investors and his efforts to preserve the character of his home-town, the …Read More: Florida: Mr. Key West Puts Private Island Up For Sale

Development

Panama: Two artificial private islands appear off the coast of Panama

Ocean Reef Panama - Graphic Courtesy of VisitPanama.com

Panama joins Dubai as the latest country to adopt artificial private islands, with construction scheduled for completion in 2014.

Ocean Reef Panama – Graphic Courtesy of VisitPanama.com

Created very much in the style of Dubai’s beleaguered Palm Islands project, Panama has become the latest land to turn to artificial islands in …Read More: Panama: Two artificial private islands appear off the coast of Panama