A modern looking luxury hotel made up of spaceship discs that recall Star Trek’s set has started to be built partially underwater in the Maldives. The Polish developers of the Water Discus Hotel received the green light last week by the National Ministry of Tourism to begin construction off the island of Kuredhivary, where the unique underwater project will be built along the crystal waters and amazing coral reefs. Renderings of the Water Discus Hotel in the Maldives The two-part structure gives the guests options to see a side of the Maldives that is usually hidden below the expansive waters. Those who strive to see the underwater lifestyle of tropical fish and magnetic coral and others that prefer aerial views of their lush, blue skied surroundings will be pleased in this ambitious new project. The blue prints are extremely impressive: suspended up to seven meters above water on five pillars, the upper deck will house the hotel restaurant, a spa, a rooftop seawater pool, a tropical garden, as well as a helicopter landing pad.
A large bay located in Ontario’s portion of Lake Huron, the Georgian Bay spans approximately 15000 square kilometers, and is famously known for its spectacular cottage community. Private Islands has the pleasure of representing a wide selection of islands within this area.
‘Here a scene of indescribable sublimity burst upon us. Before us lay the waters of Lake Champlain, a sheet of unruffled glass, stretching some ninety miles to the south, widening and straitening as rocks and cliffs projected in the most fantastic shapes into the channel. On each side is a thick and uninhabited wilderness, now rising up into mountains, now falling into glens, while a noble background is presented toward the east by the Green Mountains, whose summits appear even to pierce the clouds. On the west mountains still more gigantic in loftiness, pride and dignity. I cannot by any powers of language do justice to such a scene.’ – R.G.
As we can all agree, being an islander is nearly synonymous with being a boater. Boating is a pleasurable mode of transportation that gets us to our islands, and it is a wonderful lifestyle choice that affords us the luxuries of adventure and recreation. Coupled with these advantages, however, are the hassles of boat launching and retrieval. Sealegs is a favourite company of ours that eliminates such hassles
Located on the northeastern coast of Central America, and swimming in the warm, azure waters of the Carribean Sea, Belize is a country known for its beautiful coral reefs, tropical climate, and eclectic cuisine. A destination for romance, serenity, and embrace of nature, it is a truly wonderful place in which to own an island.
Bannister Caye is a private island boasting 600 feet of white coral sand beach and surrounded by the crystal-clear, turquoise-blue water of the Caribbean Sea. Presently, the island is leased out by the owner to a tour operator who caters largely to the ever growing cruise ship industry. Guests enjoy a range of activities: some are eager to participate in the kayaking, swimming, snorkeling diving, and fishing available, while others simply like to party, dance and lounge around. In Belize, there is something for everyone, and Bannister Caye is equipped to offer fun for the entire family
The private island lifestyle goes hand-in-hand with adventure, independence, and style. One of the best ways to compliment this lifestyle is to explore one’s surrounding waters. For those looking to dive in deep, we recommend U-Boat Worx. U-Boat Worx is a Netherlands-based company specializing in the crafting of high-quality, cost-effective private submarines. Catering to a diverse and passionate group of end-users, they build a versatile and trend-setting line of submersibles that balances luxury with innovation. Setting the standard for 21 st Century underwater exploration, their mission is to create the safest, most reliable, highest quality and technologically advanced submersibles using 21st century innovations and materials at the industry’s most competitive prices.
Just off Panama’s Pacific coast, nestled between nationally protected marine areas in the Gulf of Montijo, is tropical Cebaco Island. With its rolling hills, palm-fringed coves, sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls, and dramatic rock formations, this 3706-acre island is a world of its own. Seen from above, the island looks like an emerald set in a sea of sapphire. Facing the open Pacific on the island’s Southwestern side is Cebaco Private Biosphere, a unique real-estate opportunity.
The majestic mountain aerie that is Shelter Island Estate has recently reduced its asking price by USD$ 15, 500, 000. Originally priced at USD$ 75, 000, 000, the island is now selling for USD$ 59, 500, 000. With such an extreme price drop, this incredibly rare property has re-positioned itself in the island market – once a distant dream, it now stands as a viable reality for many island buyers.
Resting in the calm, clean waters of Buckeye Lake is the beautifully-groomed, 5-acre Ducks Island. This lovely Ohio property is developed with a gorgeous 3-bedroom home, perfect for both family and corporate retreats. Built in 1998, the island home sports a full-service kitchen with a great bar and center island. The main floor’s open-concept design allows you to cook casual or gourmet, while hosting and enjoying the lake activity right off your island property. Other features include two gorgeous wrap-around porches, a swim spa, an encompassing boardwalk, and 8 decks