Developing a private island isn’t easy, especially in Cambodia, but when done successfully it’s akin to recreating the Garden of Eden. With Cambodias tourism industry rapidly expanding, and higher end tourists taking notice of the country an increasing number of luxury boutique resorts are sprouting up. CNN.com recently geature Rory and Melita Hunter who have created what is set to become Cambodia’s most luxurious resort, Song Saa Island. Song Saa, which is set to open on December 31 is the vision of Rory and Melita Hunter who have turned their island dreams into reality
Like other high end hotel chains around the world, Four Seasons resorts has been expanding its holdings to include a number of private islands around the world. Four Seasons recently developed a Robinson Crusoe experience in purchasing a private island near their five star resort in Langkawi. Guests of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi can slip away to their very own secret island, where they will be “marooned” in Four Seasons style
Put this on the list of things that every wealthy island owner should have. Designer Yelken Octuri has created a flying yacht for Omani princes Aziz, Dawood and Hashim. The flying yacht was designed to allow the princes to enjoy sailing along the Omani coastline. Four masts retract to become wings as the yacht turns into a plane
With advances in communication, transportation and other techologies exploring private islands has never been so accessible. However there are some private islands that will forever be out of reach for all except the most affluent of the planet’s citizens. One such island is Musha Cay. Recentlty a journalist with Industry Leaders Magazine explored the 150 acres of luxury that makes up Musha Cay here is what they had to say
Musha Cay: Exotic Luxury
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.
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.
Now that the Royal Wedding is over, people are speculating where the newly weds are planning on going for their honey moon. Some have reported that the couple will jet off to Mustique the ultra exclusive island community in the Grenadines.
Many island owners are looking at ways to make their islands more sustainable and environmentally friendly. One way island owners achieve this is through the integration of their architecture into the natural landscape. Mandarin Oriental has taken this approach to the next level on their new island resort in the Turks and Caicos.
It is no secret that the world`s big hotel chains are opening resorts in some of the smallest regions of the world. Historically the domain of boutique island resorts, regions like the Maldives and Seychelles are seeing an influx new high end resorts operated by some of the worlds best hotel brands.
The Wall Street Journal recently purchased this unique article on their online website. The story reads that recently in FLorida a group of wealthy art collectors and philanthropists dined on risotto and listened to chamber music at a 10-bedroom estate on a private island off Florida’s Biscayne Bay. The mansion isn’t owned by a Russian oligarch or a certain NBA player who recently moved to town. It was built purely on speculation by developers in search of a buyer. Here is what the Wall Street Journal had to say about this unique island mansion