With the world still swooning over Prince William and Princess Kate’s Seychelles honeymoon there has been lots of attention on other celebrity private island owners. Most islomaniacs know about Mel Gibson, Richard Branson, and Leonardo DiCapprio. What few people know is that TV show host and World Famous adventurer Bear Grylls is also a private island owner. In a recent interview with the Telegraph Grylls reported “We spend a lot of time at our home in Wales every summer where we own a small island just off the coast
Although many people dream of owning a private island, sometimes economics keep the dream at bay. Fortunately more freuqently private island parcels are emerging on the market giving more people a chance at owning a piece of a private island. Alligator Caye is one of the latest additions to the market. The current listing price of $99,000 is a significant reduction from the original listing price of $169,000. Located in Belize the parcel is located at the south end of the island
The perfect family island, just a 90-minute drive north from Ottawa, Half Crown Island sits on pristine Thirty-One Mile Lake. Surrounded by the stunning lake country and towering evergreens of western Quebec’s Gatineau Hills, the glacier-formed lake has points that are over 200 feet deep and its clear waters make for wonderful summer swimming. Half Crown’s current owners started visiting in 1979 and rented until 1993. When their predecessors got older and decided to sell, these summer tenants immediately snapped up the 3.86-acre lake isle and now spend up to five months of the year there
The Turks and Caicos weekly news is reporting that formed US president Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are vacationing on the exlusive Parrot Cay with the Clinton’s daughter Chelsea and her husband Marc Mezvinsky. Accoridng to the report the family spent six days at fashion designer Donna Karan’s luxury four bedroom villa, where they enjoyed 360-degree ocean views and personal chef and butler service. The article also notes that “Under the safe watch of a 21-strong team of US Secret Service agents they relaxed on soft white sands and swam in the country’s famous turquoise waters.” To read the full article about the Clinton’s Trip to the TCI visit the Turks and Caicos Weekly News.
Clinton’s Vacation on Private Island
In the wake of the Royal wedding, and the impending island honeymoon of the Royal Couple people are taking a keen interest in private island honeymoons. The Independent recently published an interesting article showcasing honeymoon destinations for princes and paupers alike and naturally a number of islands made the list. Here is what they had to say. “ Prince The Maldives have proved a honeymoon destination worthy of royalty, with a mesmerising array of private island resorts falling over themselves to impress. Romance is everywhere, from overwater villas, to underwater spas and everything in between.
Vanuatu is probably one of the most widely sought off locations for island buyers and travelers with demand often outstripping the supply. Fortunately a new island recently came on the market.
Anyone who is familiar with Lemurs knows they are probably one of the cutest creatures in the animal kingdom. However, sadly they are also one of the most endangered. Billionaire Richard Branson says he wants to use one of his private Caribbean islands to help save an endangered species of African primate. The British entrepreneur plans to introduce lemurs to the undeveloped Moskito Island in the British Virgin Islands.
In recent years the tourism industry in the Turks and Caicos has been booming. This is largely due to the increase in high end tourism development and the scores of celebrities who fly to the island for R&R. Recently more and more private islands have emerged on the market with the most recent being Orchid Point
As the Chinese economy continues to grow in leaps and bounds more and more Chinese are exploring the Private Island Market. More and more English Chinese news outlets are running stories about the privilege of private island ownership and travel. Here is what one article recently had to say. “Owning one’s own private island is a fantasy for many people, poor and wealthy alike.