Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Auction Results

Italy: World’s Most Haunted Island Sold at Auction – Questions Over Future Remain

Isola Poveglia - Courtesy of www.ilgazzettino.it

An Italian businessman has acquired the leasehold of Venice’s Isola Poveglia at auction, enraging a local community group who are already calling upon the government to overturn his winning bid.

Isola Poveglia – Courtesy of www.ilgazzettino.it

A Venetian conservation group’s international campaign to protect Italy’s infamous “plague island” appears …Read More: Italy: World’s Most Haunted Island Sold at Auction – Questions Over Future Remain

Environment

Mexico: Discover the Private Island Paradise Made Entirely of Plastic Bottles

Joyxee Island Courtesy of TinyHouseListings.com

Meet the man who gave up gave up his job, family and possessions to run away and live on a secluded private island paradise – a paradise made up entirely of plastic bottles…

Joyxee Island Courtesy of TinyHouseListings.com

You’ve got to have a lot of bottle to give up everything you …Read More: Mexico: Discover the Private Island Paradise Made Entirely of Plastic Bottles

Island Gossip

Iceland: Private Island Present For Björk?

Ellidaey Island, - Photo courtesy of www.amazingplacesonearth.com

Private Island News investigates the raft of rumours suggesting that Iceland’s government has awarded a private island to Björk as a thank-you for her cultural contribution to the country.

Ellidaey Island, – Photo courtesy of www.amazingplacesonearth.com

Love her or hate her, there’s no question that pop-pixie Björk has done more than …Read More: Iceland: Private Island Present For Björk?

Environment

Caribbean: Paradise Lost? Despite Dramatic Coral Reef Destruction Hope Still Exists

Little Hall's Pond Cay - Courtesy of Wall Street Journal Online

Exotic, exclusive and expensive, the Exumas are one of the Caribbean’s most popular private island destinations. Yet whilst the islands paint a paradisiacal picture, it’s a different story below sea level.

Little Halls Pond Cay – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Exotic, exclusive and expensive, the Exumas form one of …Read More: Caribbean: Paradise Lost? Despite Dramatic Coral Reef Destruction Hope Still Exists

Island Resorts

Cambodia: Song Saa Private Island Premieres Three New Spa Concepts

Pleasure-seekers have been given yet another reason to bump Song Saa Private Island to the top of their bucket list, as three brand new spa concepts make their premiere at the island’s sanctuary.

Song Saa – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Just when you thought that the idea of a …Read More: Cambodia: Song Saa Private Island Premieres Three New Spa Concepts

Development

UAE: Ambitious Solar-Powered Private Island Development Planned for Ras al-Khaimah

Falcon Island - Courtesy of www.constructionweekonline.com

On Falcon Island it’s not just the holiday-goers that will be soaking up the sun – the island itself is set to be powered exclusively using solar energy.

Falcon Island – Courtesy of www.constructionweekonline.com

Man-made islands are nothing new in the United Arab Emirates – indeed, love them or hate them, …Read More: UAE: Ambitious Solar-Powered Private Island Development Planned for Ras al-Khaimah

Governments buying Islands

USA: Conservation Group Forced To Place Private Island Back on the Market

Just over one year since being snapped up by a conservation group, heart-shaped Harbor Island in Maine has once again been placed on the private island market.

Harbor Island, Maine – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

As one of the key trends on the private island market, avid readers of …Read More: USA: Conservation Group Forced To Place Private Island Back on the Market