Sunday, February 23, 2020

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

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Famous Stars and Rare Species Rub Shoulders on Necker Island

On Virgin mogul Richard Branson’s BVI private island, he conserves threatened species and plays host to the world’s best-known celebs.

(Image Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands)

When entrepreneur Richard Branson first fell in love with Necker Island in 1979, he could never have known that his newfound tropical paradise …Read More: Caribbean: Famous Stars and Rare Species Rub Shoulders on Necker Island

Celebs visiting resorts

Caribbean: Richard Branson to Host Tennis Pro-Am on Necker Island

The sports-loving founder of the Virgin media empire is opening up his exclusive tropical island to some of the greatest tennis players on earth, along with deep-pocketed amateurs.

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For tennis fanatics, there is no greater thrill than the chance to play a game …Read More: Caribbean: Richard Branson to Host Tennis Pro-Am on Necker Island

Island Gossip

Worldwide: Part 1- The Truth about Celebrity-Owned Private Islands

Celebrities are heavily associated with private islands in the media, which can lead to wild speculation about just who owns one of these exclusive pieces of luxury real estate. Here, Private Island News provides Part 1 of the definitive guide to the islands of the rich and famous – it may be surprising which …Read More: Worldwide: Part 1- The Truth about Celebrity-Owned Private Islands

Breaking Island News

Caribbean: Celebs Safe after Lightning Fire on Necker Island

The main residence on Sir Richard Branson’s $54,000+ per night hideaway, Necker Island, suffered a freak fire when lightning struck the building, which was being used at the time by his family and actress Kate Winslet.

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It was far from an idyllic private island holiday …Read More: Caribbean: Celebs Safe after Lightning Fire on Necker Island

Island Resorts

North America’s Best Island Honeymoon Escapes

Royal newlyweds Kate and William have spurred renewed interest in the idea of a romantic, exotic private island honeymoon – but you don’t have to travel to remote locales like the Seychelles. North America is home to some glorious private islands of its own, from paradises in the Caribbean to castles fit for royalty! …Read More: North America’s Best Island Honeymoon Escapes

Island Issues

Sir Richard Branson to Give Rare Lemurs Sanctuary on Moskito Island

Neckar Island

The flamboyant head of the Virgin conglomerate wants to create a refuge for threatened lemurs on one of his two islands in the BVI – however, this plan has sparked a local controvery.

UK billionaire Sir Richard Branson is reportedly intending to import two dozen ring-tailed lemurs to his private Moskito Island in April. …Read More: Sir Richard Branson to Give Rare Lemurs Sanctuary on Moskito Island