Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Island Issues

USA: Discover The Private Island That’s Too Hot to Handle

Avery Island - Photo Courtesy of C.C. Lockwood at marshmission.com

Established in 1906, Tabasco sauce has emerged as one of the world’s favourite condiments – but did you know that every last drop of the spicy stuff is produced on an American private island?

Avery Island – Photo Courtesy of C.C. Lockwood at marshmission.com

It’s a little known fact that …Read More: USA: Discover The Private Island That’s Too Hot to Handle

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

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

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 Issues

Wales: Planning Permission Panic on Bear Grylls’ Really Wild Welsh Private Island

Bear Grylls and his Private Island Slide - Photo Courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk

TV adventurer and former SAS soldier Edward “Bear” Grylls has raised the ire of the Welsh building authorities, after installing a huge metal slide on the side of his rugged private island home.

Bear Grylls and his Private Island Slide – Photo Courtesy of DailyMail.co.uk

He may have conquered Everest, trekked …Read More: Wales: Planning Permission Panic on Bear Grylls’ Really Wild Welsh Private Island

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Private Island “Babymoon” for Bruce Willis and Emma Heming

Parrot Cay - Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Hollywood star Bruce Willis has just returned from an extra-special private island vacation, enjoying a so-called babymoon with wife Emma Heming at his luxurious Turks & Caicos home.

Parrot Cay – Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

Diapers at the ready for Hollywood hero Bruce Willis! The 58 year-old Die Hard star …Read More: Caribbean: Private Island “Babymoon” for Bruce Willis and Emma Heming

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