Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain

Location | Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain

Durrat Al Bahrain is the largest collection of artificial islands in Bahrain. With its 21 km² planned master development it has been created across a cluster of 15 spectacular islands. The finished include five-star hotels, an 18-hole golf course, 12 bridges, and a marina. The rest will consist of residential and other business related buildings. In the long run it has the goal of becoming a self-reliant city, which is yet to be seen.

Palavas-les-Flots, France

Location | Palavas-les-Flots, Languedoc-Roussillon region, France

Palavas is an old fishing village which sold fish in the markets of Montpellier. In the 19th century it was quite unknown and only local tourist came, but since the establishment of the local train service to Montpellier in 1872 the tourism rapidly increased. It is today known for its seaside resorts with sand dunes which separates two lakes from the Mediterranean Ocean. Today it has around 6,000 inhabitants and several luxury boats can be found here (as shown in the picture).

Naples Island, California

Location | Naples Island, Long beach, Los Angeles, California, USA

Naples is a neighborhood of Long Beach in Los Angeles. It was built in 1903 by Arthur Parson on three islands which are divided by canals and lead out to San Pedro Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Mayberry and Parker designed the island to be an American Venice and acts as one today. The Venice dream was completed in the 1920s and is offering gondola trips around the canals of Naples like they do in the original Venice.