Thursday, October 1, 2020

Breaking Island News

Spain: Football Ace Gareth Bale Enjoys Private Island Vacation on Tagomago

Tagomago Island

After sending Wales to dizzy heights at EURO 2016, Gareth Bale splashed the cash on an two-week trip to Ibizan private island Tagomago – the favourite hideaway of Real Madrid team mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

After leading his country to their most successful European campaign ever, no-one would begrudge footballing ace Gareth Bale a …Read More: Spain: Football Ace Gareth Bale Enjoys Private Island Vacation on Tagomago

Island Resorts

Caribbean: Jumby Bay Turns to Farm-to-Table Philosophy as Eco-Tourism Trend Grows

Jumby Bay (Antigua) has become the latest private island to adopt a more sustainable attitude to its culinary output, turning to local farmers and fishermen for ingredients and inspiration.

The eco-tourism trend is on the up – even within the luxury sector, where hoteliers are taking increasingly innovative approaches to integrate sustainability into their …Read More: Caribbean: Jumby Bay Turns to Farm-to-Table Philosophy as Eco-Tourism Trend Grows

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Micronesia: Australian Family Raffle-Off Their Pacific Private Island for Just $49

Kosrae Nautilus Resort

Quite simply – it’s the prize package of the century. For just AUD 49- you could become the proud owner of a private island resort in the South Pacific. What are you waiting for?!

An Australian family has announce plans to raffle-off their personal paradise island in Micronesia for just AUD 49 per ticket …Read More: Micronesia: Australian Family Raffle-Off Their Pacific Private Island for Just $49

Governments buying Islands

USA: Another Two Private Islands Transferred into Public Hands

Johnson Family Farm - Photo Courtesy of NHPR.org

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust has reached an agreement to transfer the two private islands in New Hampshire into public hands. A 311 acre farm will also be protected.

The Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust has announced that is has reached an agreement to permanently conserve two river islands in New Hampshire The announcement follows years of …Read More: USA: Another Two Private Islands Transferred into Public Hands

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USA: Three State-Owned Florida Islands Earmarked for Further Nature Protection Status

Proposals are in place to protect Florida’s Dot-Dash-Dit Islands – an island group home to Tampa Bay’s only coastal colony of wood storks. A public comment session is planned for later this month.

Florida’s Dot-Dash-Dit Islands – a group of three mangrove islands in Manatee County, Tampa Bay – have been earmarked to be …Read More: USA: Three State-Owned Florida Islands Earmarked for Further Nature Protection Status

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Caribbean: Cruise Line’s Bahaman Private Island to Undergo Exciting Face Lift

Norwegian Cruise Lines has just released the first tidbits of information regarding the long-awaited upgrade of Great Stirrup Cay – their flagship private island in the Bahamas.

Great Stirrup Cay

 

Just a few years after purchasing Belize’s Harvest Caye, cruising behemoth Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) has now revealed multi-million dollar …Read More: Caribbean: Cruise Line’s Bahaman Private Island to Undergo Exciting Face Lift

Governments buying Islands

USA: Maine Government Moves Closer to Preventing Development of Historic Island

House Island - Photo by CNN Money

Proposals to designate a historically-significant private island in Maine as a protected area were unanimously approved as plans to prevent the development of House Island gain momentum.

Portland’s Planning Board has voted unanimously to designate House Island with historical protections, as plans to prevent the island’s development gain momentum The decision is a considerable …Read More: USA: Maine Government Moves Closer to Preventing Development of Historic Island

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USA: Another Two Lake Michigan Private Islands Preserved For Future Generations

St Martin Island, Wisconsin - Photo Courtesy of www.Nature.org

Wisconsin’s Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge is set to expand by approx. 1,290 acres as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces the purchase of St. Martin Island and the Rocky Islands.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy) has announced the purchase of Martin Island and the Rocky …Read More: USA: Another Two Lake Michigan Private Islands Preserved For Future Generations