Thursday, October 1, 2020

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 …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

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?