Thursday, September 16, 2021

Island Resorts

Maldives: Olazábal Opens Exclusive Private Island Golf Academy

Velaa Island - Courtesy of VelaaPrivateIsland

Two-times Master-winning golfer José Maria Olazábal has designed an incredible golf course and academy exclusively for Velaa Private Island in the Maldives.

Velaa Island – Courtesy of VelaaPrivateIsland

Emerging as one of 2014’s key private island travel trends, it seems that high-end golf vacations are set to take the luxury …Read More: Maldives: Olazábal Opens Exclusive Private Island Golf Academy

Governments buying Islands

China: Private Island Plans Enter Trial Phase in Guangdong Province

Map of Guangdong - Courtesy of www.itourbeijing.com

Authorities in Guangdong Province have this week announced plans to trial the use of two private islands along the South China Sea coast.

Map of Guangdong – Courtesy of www.itourbeijing.com

China’s interest in private islands continues to grow with local media reports suggesting that two uninhabited islands off the coast of …Read More: China: Private Island Plans Enter Trial Phase in Guangdong Province

Island Issues

Indonesia: Two Private Islands at the Centre of Indonesian Corruption Trial

Island - Banten - Courtesy of www.indonesia-tourism

Two Indonesian private islands form the exotic centre-point of a corruption investigation surrounding the controversial governor of poverty-stricken Banten province.

Island – Banten – Courtesy of www.indonesia-tourism

As part of an on-going corruption investigation into the financial background of the governor of Indonesia’s Banten province, Ratu Atut Chosiyah, a damning report …Read More: Indonesia: Two Private Islands at the Centre of Indonesian Corruption Trial

Island Resorts

Belize: Exclusive Private Island Resort Set For Grand Re-Opening

Royal Belize - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The final touches are in place for the grand re-opening of popular private island hideaway Royal Belize; just months after its acquisition by American consulting company Kalypso.

Royal Belize – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Just months after being snapped up by an American consulting company, picturesque private island retreat Royal …Read More: Belize: Exclusive Private Island Resort Set For Grand Re-Opening

Celebs visiting resorts

Maldives: William and Kate Jet Off On Yet Another Private Island Vacation

Blue-blooded private island fans the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have jetted off on yet another island vacation, setting off in style to one of the Maldives’ most exclusive locations.

Cheval Blanc Randheli – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Just weeks after returning from an enjoyable jaunt in the Caribbean, …Read More: Maldives: William and Kate Jet Off On Yet Another Private Island Vacation

Island Resorts

Cambodia: Egg-stra Special Easter Plans on Song Saa Private Island

Song Saa Private Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Promising fun for all the family, the team behind Cambodia’s Song Saa Private Island is organizing an array of exciting activities over the Easter holidays.

Song Saa Private Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

It’s no easy feat to find a vacation destination to please both parents and children alike. …Read More: Cambodia: Egg-stra Special Easter Plans on Song Saa Private Island

Environment

Australia: Luxury Private Island Resort Returns With New Eco-Conscious Focus

Bedarra Island - Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Two years after Cyclone Yasi devastated the Queensland coast, Australia’s most exclusive private island retreat is back, boasting a brand new eco-ethos to boot.

Bedarra Island – Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

After two long years of rebuilding, the painstaking journey from ruins to restoration is finally complete for …Read More: Australia: Luxury Private Island Resort Returns With New Eco-Conscious Focus

Islands on the market

Scotland: Could This Be The Only Private Island to Win Olympic Gold?

Ailsa Craig - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The Scottish private island responsible for the production of the curling stones used at this year’s Winter Olympic Games has been put up for sale with an asking price of GBP 1.5 million.

Ailsa Craig – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A tiny, uninhabited island located some ten kilometers from the …Read More: Scotland: Could This Be The Only Private Island to Win Olympic Gold?