I grew up in a place very different from the islands of Fiji, in the smog-filled, crime-driven, concrete valley of South Central Los Angeles. As a boy living in L.A., I dreamed not only of having my own home, but of having a magical place that all of my family and friends could come – a place with warm waters, sunny skies, and exuberant smiles.
Most designers spend their days creating office blocks, shopping malls, and suburban wastelands – not so for Carl Ettensperger of C&C Studio, the man who pioneered some of the world’s most striking tropical private island resorts, including Maldivian oases like Huvafen Fushi and the spectacular Conrad Rangali Resort.Creating a Private Island Paradise
The challenges of island ownership often require a certain kind of personality; driven, entrepreneurial and capable of doing what it takes to survive away from civilization. Do you measure up?Do You Have what it Takes to Own a Private Island?
For those who love natural beauty, fun in the sun, and a healthy dose of solitude, becoming the caretaker of a private island could be a dream come true. But how do you break into this niche career- and start a whole new lifestyle?
As the caretaker of a private island tucked away in the Exumas [...]
A set of small scattered islands, so linear in formation that early European explorers referred to them as “the birds”, the Grenadines are a diverse and beautiful part of the lesser-travelled Caribbean. Stretching across the sea in a long chain from the sleepy country of Grenada up to elegant St. Vincent, the Grenadines offer authentic [...]Sugar and Spice- The Islands of the Grenadines
One of the most glamorous occasions on the London society calendar, the Macmillan Christmas Celebrity Stocking Auction is a unique charitable event that Private Islands Inc. is proud to be participating in for the second year. Held on Dec. 2nd by the fantastic Macmillan Cancer Support organization, the auction raises much-needed funds for medical and [...]Annual Private Island Charity Auction
The idea of a brilliant visionary secluding himself on a private island is an old one, from Doctor Moreau’s tropical isle of genetic mishaps, to the secret lair of James Bond’s arch nemesis Dr. No. But few would argue that inventor Dean Kamen qualifies as an evil super villain. Holder of more than 150 patents [...]Segway Inventor Dean Kamen’s Private Island
It’s a world away from the hectic life of the corporate city dweller. But could running your own tropical resort be the career move you’ve been waiting for?Live the Dream With Your Own Tropical Island Resort
When searching for private islands in far-flung locations, just getting there can be half the adventure. Discover the journey to Panama’s desirable island hotspots.
Few shopping excursions requiring the donning of a Tilley hat and a trek through steamy tropical jungles, but the search for the perfect private island is a quest like no other. [...]