Whale sharks: St Helena’s biggest tourist attraction?

Whale sharks earn tourist dollars for the few places in the world where they make regular visits, and they could even do the same for St Helena. Now rules are being drawn up to make sure the giant but friendly creatures are not harmed by thrill-seekers. A few lucky tourists got to swim with visiting […]

Mantis to Develop New Hotel on Saint Helena, Island in South Atlantic

Mantis, a collection of privately owned boutique hotels and eco escapes around the world, announces its latest project will be the development of a five star hotel on the island of Saint Helena, a British overseas territory located in the South Atlantic Ocean.

 As one of the most remote places in the world, more than […]

Home-grown roofing; just the business for an eco Saint

The walls might be imported from overseas, but the roofing for the new Wirebird Hills hotel will be truly St Helenian. It’s to be grown on the island. And Linda Houston, of developer Shelco, says it could turn into a truly green business for an enterprising Saint. The idea of a “living roof”, with plants providing […]

Government property for sale ‘effectively, now’ (comment added)

Buildings and land owned by St Helena Government are about to be advertised on the open market, according to Stuart Planner of Enterprise St Helena. But anyone who needs property for a business needn’t wait, he said. They are for sale “effectively, now”, he told listeners to Saint FM. “Come and talk to me.” Architects […]

Go-ahead given for Wirebird Hills eco-resort – eventually

After ten years of planning and a flurry of eleventh-hour doubts, ambitious plans to build a spa hotel and eco-resort on St Helena have been given the green light. But UK writer Ian Mathieson has called for “a full public debate” on the environmental and economic implications. The scheme is the largest ever to be […]