Jumby Bay

The London Evening Standard is the latest newspaper to discover Jumby Bay the exclusive Caribbean Resort that has been making waves among well heeled travelers around the world. The article notes that what makes Jumby Bay special is that it has the feel of a private island in the old school sense, because most of its accommodation is privately-owned, individually designed villas and estate houses, many with their own beaches, while the rest remain solely for the use of their owners. But then, it has 40 beautifully-designed hotel suites (28 of which are brand new) arranged along a stretch of white beach lapped by impossibly turquoise waters. While these rooms don’t come cheap, they do offer a slice of the action for a snip of the price of a villa rental

Jumby Bay

Watch Island, New York

One of the 1800 islands that dot the majestic St. Lawrence Seaway, yet one of only an elite handful of islands available to rent in the area, Watch Island nestles in a peaceful bay with views of ships, sunsets, Thousand Island Bridge, and the venerable Rock Island Lighthouse spread before it. Situated between Clayton and Alexandria Bay, this upscale, upstate New York rental offers an impeccably restored, 6,500 square foot Victorian mansion to the discerning family seeking an elegant vacation home. The house contains gracious living quarters that include an antique-filled living room with fireplace – ideal for family gatherings after a long day’s exploring. The turn-of-the-century house also boasts a country kitchen, impressively equipped pantry, four furnished porches, and a grand dining room that seats up to 16

Watch Island, New York

Island Life for Sale

Australian newspaper the Mercury is reporting on a new island for sale in Australia. The uninhabitat Tasmanian island can be yours for just $1.65M, According to the aritcle your only neighbours on the reportedly snake-free 58ha island in Norfolk Bay will be muttonbirds, quail, native hens and a few blue-tongue lizards. Smooth Island is convenient too. It’s a short boat ride from Dunalley and less than an hour’s drive from Hobart and the city’s international airport

Island Life for Sale

Private Island with Victorian Mansion

There is no shortage of islands in the thousand islands, however an island with Victorian Mansion in New York is rare. Watch Island is a private island in the Thousand Islands region with a magnificent 6500 square foot Victorian mansion conveniently located between Clayton and Alexandria Bay near the Thousand Islands Bridge. The home features 10 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms on 1.3 acres. The mansion features all modern amenities and also has a large boat house and extensive docking facilities For more information on this property visit Private Islands Online .

Private Island with Victorian Mansion

Fake Islands to Fend off Oil

Artificial islands are being proposed as a means to help halt the effects of the oil spill in the Gulf Coast. As news surfaced that the giant cap meant to contain the spill failed, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal announced his own plan to save the coastline from mass amounts of incoming oil. Jindal is proposing “strengthening” a line of delicate barrier islands 10 miles off the coast of Louisiana by dumping dredged materials in the gaps of water that stretch between the small pieces of land

Fake Islands to Fend off Oil

Rent a Private Island

The Economic Times published a great article on the advantageous of renting a private island. The article notes that unlike many other things that the rich like to indulge in, private islands come in short casino fr supply and are finite. The article also acknowldge  that  islands are in very short supply, and they are not increasing—what’s existing now is the only supply. The most precious of them are in the Caribbean and the US Virgin Islands. Billionaires own them, but you can experience the life for a while

Rent a Private Island