Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Necker Island’s Great House Re-Opens for Business

Necker Island (Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Sir Richard Branson’s luxurious Caribbean private island home, Necker Island, is finally back in business after a fire tragically destroyed the famous Great House just over two years ago.

Necker Island (Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

After suffering a devastating fire in the early hours of August 22nd …Read More: Caribbean: Necker Island’s Great House Re-Opens for Business

Environment

Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

Necker Island - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

The long wait is almost over – Sir Richard Branson’s Caribbean private island, Necker Island, is set to showcase the latest in wind turbine and solar technology. We check out the story so far.

Necker Island – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

…Read More: Caribbean: Recap – Richard Branson’s Ten Island Renewable Challenge

Island Market

Bahamas: Private Island Market Sees Improvement

Children's Bay Cay, Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

A leading Bahamian realtor reports that interest in private islands for sale is at a five year high, with several high-end island estates set to be snapped up soon.

Children’s Bay Cay, Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

After suffering something of a downturn throughout the global recession, the private island market …Read More: Bahamas: Private Island Market Sees Improvement

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

Following on from last week’s news of a Caribbean conservation summit on Necker Island, reports are emerging that the island is to play a further role in the Ten Islands Challenge commitment.

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Never one to shy away from environmental innovation, Sir Richard Branson has this week …Read More: Caribbean: Necker Island Announced as Green Energy Demo Site

Breaking Island News

Caribbean Conservation Summit Held On Necker Island

Sir Richard Branson once again finds himself at the heart of the battle against climate change, this time hosting the Caribbean Conservation Summit on his very own Necker Island.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Bringing together influential figures from across the whole of the Caribbean, Sir Richard Branson has this …Read More: Caribbean Conservation Summit Held On Necker Island

Island Resorts

Caribbean: Private Islands for Cruise Ship Passengers

Castaway Cay, Bahamas - Image courtesy of MiceChat.com

The perfect antidote to those infamous itineraries – more and more cruise liners turn to private islands to provide passengers with the ultimate Caribbean experience.

Castaway Cay, Bahamas – Image courtesy of MiceChat.com

Famous for packed itineraries and never-ending mealtimes, there’s no better way to get a …Read More: Caribbean: Private Islands for Cruise Ship Passengers

Environment

Caribbean: Branson strives for a plastic-free future on Necker Island

Necker Island (Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

The small change that could make a big difference: Richard Branson moves to eradicate plastic bottles from his private island paradise.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

Whether reintroducing rare wildlife to the Caribbean, reducing the carbon imprint of his aircraft fleet, or pledging billions of dollars into the …Read More: Caribbean: Branson strives for a plastic-free future on Necker Island

Islands sold

Caribbean: Love at first sight for the new owners of Petit St. Vincent

Turquoise waters of PSV

Sixty kilometres south of St. Vincent in the Grenadine chain of islands, lies the  beautiful and charming Petit St. Vincent (PSV). The 113 acres of softly rolling green hills, surrounded by white sandy beaches, were enough to entice two friends to purchase the island late last year.

…Read More: Caribbean: Love at first sight for the new owners of Petit St. Vincent