Saturday, August 24, 2019

Island Resorts

Indian Ocean: Maldives Island Resorts Sweep Condé Nast List

With a new spate of accolades, it seems that the recent political turmoil in the small Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives hasn’t hurt its international reputation.

(Four Seasons Kudu Haraa/ www.vladi.de)

A mere few months ago, it seemed like the gorgeous tropical destination of the Maldives had a very …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Island Resorts Sweep Condé Nast List

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Asia: Thailand’s Amazing Private Island Movie Theatre

An ultra-luxurious private island resort in Thailand’s resort district is sponsoring a new film festival that incorporates a unique floating movie theatre, designed by a famous German architect.

(Image: Buro Ole Scheeren)

The main problem with Thailand’s innovative new movie theatre, which floats in the Andaman Sea off the coast …Read More: Asia: Thailand’s Amazing Private Island Movie Theatre

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Australia: Pumpkin Island to Become a Guys-Only Hideout

This luxury island on the Great Barrier Reef is marketing itself as a sanctuary for “guy time”, where mates can enjoy sports, fishing, and beer without having to look good for the ladies.

(Image Courtesy of Pumpkin Island)

Let’s face it, both men and women need a little time with …Read More: Australia: Pumpkin Island to Become a Guys-Only Hideout

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Latin America: Isla Palenque Interns Get Ready for Prime Time

A tropical Eden in the Gulf of Chiriqui is releasing the first in an entertaining video series made by their eco-minded summer interns, Ben and Luke.

(Image Courtesy of Amble Resorts)

Last spring, an exciting contest was announced by an under-development island resort in Panama: using Youtube videos and social …Read More: Latin America: Isla Palenque Interns Get Ready for Prime Time

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Indian Ocean: Sports Illustrated Picks Desroches Island for Swimsuit Issue

This year, the much-anticipated Swimsuit Issue by Sports Illustrated was shot at a beautiful island resort in the sultry Seychelles.

(Villa on Desroches Island)

Stunning expanses of white beach, turquoise water vistas, and a barefoot-chic island resort – could there be a better place on earth for gorgeous models to …Read More: Indian Ocean: Sports Illustrated Picks Desroches Island for Swimsuit Issue

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Indian Ocean: Soneva Gili Takes Top Spot at World Travel Awards

A glamorous yearly event celebrating the best in international travel, the World Travel Awards honored a Maldives private island as the top villa resort for 2012.

(Image Courtesy of VPI)

Surely, Soneva Gili by Six Senses must be one of the most spectacular and unique resorts on earth; set in …Read More: Indian Ocean: Soneva Gili Takes Top Spot at World Travel Awards

Environment

Caribbean: Conservation Thrives on BVI's Beautiful Guana Island

A private island paradise in the British Virgin Islands, Guana Island has pursued a policy of saving rare species and preserving its natural splendor.

(Image Copyright F. Vladi)

Guana Island’s sprawling 850 acres are covered in a lush, brilliantly green forest that coats its rolling hills and mountainous peaks. Along …Read More: Caribbean: Conservation Thrives on BVI’s Beautiful Guana Island

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Australia: Club Med to Close Lindeman Private Island Resort

The French brand’s only Australian resort is slated to close in January, citing poor sales numbers, changing customer desires, and the broader economic issues affecting Whitsunday tourism.

(Image Courtesy of Club Med)

In a move that has shocked the Queensland tourism industry, Club Med has announced that it will …Read More: Australia: Club Med to Close Lindeman Private Island Resort