Architecturally magnificent resort residences supremely located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site
St. Lucia, an island of unparalleled scenic beauty, is becoming an increasingly popular destination for holiday home buyers and buy-to-let investors, thanks to its appeal as a year-round tourist destination. A strong tourism market, stable political system and economy, as well as daily flights from Europe and North America, provide the ingredients for a sound investment.
With the vast majority of the island consisting of untouched and natural rain forest, it is easy to understand why St. Lucia is regarded as the “Jewel of the Caribbean”. With its magnificent mountainous landscape, lush green tropical rainforest, stunning coral reefs and the majestic Twin Pitons, St. Lucia is an island of incredible and diverse beauty. It is simply breathtaking.
Although St. Lucia has become one of the top Caribbean destinations, much of the island still remains unspoilt.
A sporting and cultural calendar sets the pace for a vibrant social life year-round, from the parades of Independence Day in February to the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, the world’s largest transoceanic race, in December. The St. Lucia Jazz Festival has become one of the premier musical events in the world. And, of course, the greatest show on the island’s schedule is Carnival, a captivating and colourful extravaganza spanning an entire month.
The St. Lucia Golf & Country Club, situated in the exclusive Cap Estate, is an 18-hole championship golf course operated by Troon Golf Management. The course is set in the green rolling hills, with a dazzling panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and the sapphire waters of the Caribbean. Some of the top-name tournaments hosted by the St. Lucia Golf & Country Club include the Moët Hennessy Tournament in October and the Rotary Club Tournament, which has been held here for about 13 years.
Rodney Bay Marina is considered one of the Caribbean’s leading centres for yachting, sailing and sport fishing, offering yachters 253 slips and a 4.5-acre boatyard, as well as excellent accommodation for mega-yachts up to 280 feet – all in a hurricane-safe haven.
Direct flights from New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Charlotte, Toronto, Montreal, Puerto Rico, London and Frankfurt make St. Lucia easily accessible for those with holiday homes or investment properties.
Due to increasing property values and continuing growth in tourism, St. Lucia is a prime choice for the Caribbean property investor. It has an efficient legal system based on English common law and the Code Napoleon, with freehold ownership and a land registry system. With no restrictions on foreign ownership, no capital gains, inheritance or estate taxes, as well as lower property prices than neighbouring islands can offer, prime St. Lucian real estate provides an excellent investment proposition along with a desirable lifestyle.
Here is an extraordinary and rare opportunity to acquire a luxurious resort villa, uniquely located at the foot of the iconic Pitons of St. Lucia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perfectly positioned amidst a white sandy beach within its own bay and the verdant tropical foliage of St. Lucia’s west coast, the low-density property sits on a lush 77-acre prime site. The UNESCO World Heritage status of the Pitons ensures that very little additional development will occur within close proximity to the resort, thus affording residents the utmost in exclusivity and privacy.
The elite beachfront community provides one of the Caribbean’s finest residential offerings with a superb selection of full and shared ownership opportunities, along with a limited number of villa estate lots for sale, each about 20,000 sq.ft.
Delivering exclusivity and prestige, together with the finest in safety and service, the eco-luxury resort development will include an international world-class hotel with 29 detached 1- and 2-bedroom hotel villas, each with its own pool, an exclusive private residential estate of 50 3- and 4-bedroom deluxe villas and 94 variously sized apartments, all with hotel concierge service.
Designed by Richard Hywel Evans Architecture and Design, an award-winning and world-renowned practice, the private villas will introduce a new era of aesthetics and design to the Caribbean luxury residential market. Masterfully developed amongst an undulating canopy of lush tropical rainforest and along the edge of a magnificent sandy bay, the spectacular private residences are stylish, modern and glamorous.
The unique and contemporary design is based on open, flexible and light-drenched space, glass walls and the purity of natural stone, wood and tactile materials throughout. Boasting panoramic vistas of either the Caribbean Sea or the Pitons, each villa comes with a private infinity swimming and reflecting pool, access to the beach, private gardens, expansive glass-fronted balconies, outdoor showers and dining areas, entertainment decking and state-of-the-art intelligent home technology for perfect living.
Specifications are of the highest standard; plans include high-performance Poggenpohl kitchen with integrated Miele appliances with induction hob and wine cooler, stone and granite worktops, stylish contemporary Duravit sanitaryware with Hansgrohe chrome fittings, media centre with interactive entertainment system, flat-screen TV, ceiling speakers and Aquavision TVs. The villas are as purposeful as they are beautiful and represent fine living perfected.
The hotel, spa and private residences will be operated and managed by the 5-star Six Senses Resorts & Spas Group, one of the most highly regarded and award-winning resort companies in the world.
Residents will enjoy access to all of the superior amenities and services at the Six Senses Hotel. These include three restaurants, library, chill-out and cocktail bars, cigar lounge, epicure deli, marine jetty, large central infinity pool on the beach, beach cabanas, tennis club, fitness centre, diving school, rainforest spa and a wellness centre built around a natural waterfall.
With amenities to ensure an exceptional lifestyle, residents will also enjoy the intuitive style of service perfected by Six Senses. This includes villa butlers, in-house catering, event arrangements, delivery of food and beverages, laundry service and general housekeeping, as well as rental management service to owners who wish to rent out their property.
The resort’s privileged and unspoilt setting is a nature lover’s wonderland. There are indigenous trees and animal and bird life galore. Offshore, the pristine reefs are teeming with colourful coral and marine life. The ocean in front of the resort is a designated marine reserve, so anchoring is not allowed so as to protect the coral reef. The rainforest terrain is ideal for Piton hikes and mountain biking.
Proving that luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand, several eco-friendly features will be employed, including the LEED Platinum Certified buildings constructed from locally sourced and sustainable materials, locally sourced food, on-site vegetable garden, electric buggy for resort property use, and spa treatments that use local leaves, bark, fruit and nuts.
The prized address offers everything desired for a prestige lifestyle.
St Lucia resort villas for sale. Prices: From £17,500 per single-week fraction. From £660,000 for hotel villas. From £320,000 for villa estate plots (prices subject to currency fluctuations).
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