Thursday, September 16, 2021

Island Issues

Italy: Private Island Gardener Picks Up Prestigious Prize

Isola Madre - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The head gardener of an Italian private island has been awarded with the prestigious lifetime achievement award from the Royal Horticultural Society of London.

Isola Madre – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

After 36 years of lovingly tending the gardens of Italy’s Isola Madre and Isola Bella, the green …Read More: Italy: Private Island Gardener Picks Up Prestigious Prize

Environment

Caribbean: Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Richard Branson’s Private Island Retreat

As well as forming a popular private island escape for the rich and famous, Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island also forms an exotic refuge for a host of endangered animals.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Never far away from the headlines, Sir Richard Branson’s British Virgin Island home is …Read More: Caribbean: Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Richard Branson’s Private Island Retreat

Island Market

UK: A Great British Bargain – Private Island Goes to Auction For GBP 80K

Binnewith Island - Photo Courtesy of www.cliveemson.co.uk

If the recent stories of islands under the hammer have left you with a case of auction fever, you won’t want to miss this opportunity – a picturesque private island in Great Britain!

Binnewith Island – Photo Courtesy of www.cliveemson.co.uk

If the recent sales of Big Grand Cay and …Read More: UK: A Great British Bargain – Private Island Goes to Auction For GBP 80K

Celebs visiting resorts

Maldives: Saudi Prince Completes 3 Exclusive Island Buy-Outs at Existing Guests’ Expense

Naladhu - naladhu.anantara.com

After completing a diplomatic tour of the Maldives, Saudi Arabia’s crown-prince embarked on an extra special private island holiday, commandeering three entire island resorts for his entourage.

Naladhu – naladhu.anantara.com

Whilst no-one can claim that the House of Saud are ones for doing things by halves, the latest tale of decadence …Read More: Maldives: Saudi Prince Completes 3 Exclusive Island Buy-Outs at Existing Guests’ Expense

Breaking Island News

Greece: Private Island Forms Part of Record Breaking Divorce Settlement

Billionaire island-owner Dmitry Rybolovlev has found himself embroiled in the world’s most expensive divorce – will Skorpios have a part to play in the settlement?

Skorpios Island – Image Copyright Farhad Vladi

A gripping six-year saga finally reached its dramatic conclusion earlier this week, as Dmitry Rybolovlev, the billionaire owner of …Read More: Greece: Private Island Forms Part of Record Breaking Divorce Settlement

Auction Results

Bahamas: Big Grand Cay Sold At Auction

Big Grand Cay - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The unstoppable trend for private island auctions continues, with Bahaman Big Grand Cay the next island to command an impressive price.

Big Grand Cay – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

An incredible private island archipelago commanded an impressive sum earlier this week after Big Grand Cay Archiplego Estate was …Read More: Bahamas: Big Grand Cay Sold At Auction

Governments buying Islands

Greece: Government Places Greek Island Up For Sale

Simos Beach, Elafonisos Island - Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia

Elafonisos Island looks set to become the latest casualty of Greece’s financial disaster, with government officials reportedly planning to put the picturesque island up for sale.

Simos Beach, Elafonisos Island – Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia

It seems much as changed since Private Island News reported on Greek tourism minister Pavlos …Read More: Greece: Government Places Greek Island Up For Sale

Environment

Europe: Ocean-Floor Increasingly Littered with Humanity’s Garbage

A detailed study about the amount of rubbish littering the Atlantic and Mediterranean sea-floor has revealed that the situation is much worse than expected.

Photo Courtesy of www.greenfudge.org

A large-scale scientific study of Europe’s sea floor has found that the advance of marine-based plastic waste is much more wide-spread than …Read More: Europe: Ocean-Floor Increasingly Littered with Humanity’s Garbage