Saturday, March 23, 2019

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 Avery Island, …Read More: USA: Discover The Private Island That’s Too Hot to Handle

Island Issues

Italy: Private Island Gardener Picks Up Prestigious Prize

Isola Madre - Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

The head gardener of an Italian private island has been awarded with the prestigious lifetime achievement award from the Royal Horticultural Society of London.

Isola Madre – Photo Courtesy of Vladi Private Islands

After 36 years of lovingly tending the gardens of Italy’s Isola Madre and Isola Bella, the green fingered Gianfranco …Read More: Italy: Private Island Gardener Picks Up Prestigious Prize

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 a …Read More: Caribbean: Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Richard Branson’s Private Island Retreat

Island Issues

Maldives: Renewed Interest in Private Island Resort Developments

A real estate renaissance is underway in the Maldives, with private island resort developments in particular proving to be a popular choice amongst international investors.

(Maldives Islands Photo/Vladi Private Islands)

The Maldives is enjoying something of a real estate renaissance, with reports filtering through to Private Island News that an unnamed …Read More: Maldives: Renewed Interest in Private Island Resort Developments

Environment

Mexico: Discover the Private Island Paradise Made Entirely of Plastic Bottles

Joyxee Island Courtesy of TinyHouseListings.com

Meet the man who gave up gave up his job, family and possessions to run away and live on a secluded private island paradise – a paradise made up entirely of plastic bottles…

Joyxee Island Courtesy of TinyHouseListings.com

You’ve got to have a lot of bottle to give up everything you know …Read More: Mexico: Discover the Private Island Paradise Made Entirely of Plastic Bottles

Island Gossip

Iceland: Private Island Present For Björk?

Ellidaey Island, - Photo courtesy of www.amazingplacesonearth.com

Private Island News investigates the raft of rumours suggesting that Iceland’s government has awarded a private island to Björk as a thank-you for her cultural contribution to the country.

Ellidaey Island, – Photo courtesy of www.amazingplacesonearth.com

Love her or hate her, there’s no question that pop-pixie Björk has done more than most …Read More: Iceland: Private Island Present For Björk?

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 the …Read More: Caribbean: Paradise Lost? Despite Dramatic Coral Reef Destruction Hope Still Exists

Development

UAE: Ambitious Solar-Powered Private Island Development Planned for Ras al-Khaimah

Falcon Island - Courtesy of www.constructionweekonline.com

On Falcon Island it’s not just the holiday-goers that will be soaking up the sun – the island itself is set to be powered exclusively using solar energy.

Falcon Island – Courtesy of www.constructionweekonline.com

Man-made islands are nothing new in the United Arab Emirates – indeed, love them or hate them, the …Read More: UAE: Ambitious Solar-Powered Private Island Development Planned for Ras al-Khaimah