Praslin Bay, St. Lucia (April 1, 2008) – Voltaire once said, “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.” And with a backdrop of the majestic Piton Mountains, a 9,000-acre tropical rain forest, spectacular coral reefs and jagged oceanside cliffs, it’s hard not to fall in love with St. Lucia. The Miami Herald and The New York Times have fallen under St. Lucia’s spell, recently touting the island “the next Caribbean hotspot.”
The island has also wooed some of the most highly-regarded luxury resort and residence brands in the world – Ritz-Carlton, Westin, Raffles, Rock Resorts and more – so paradise doesn’t need to be left to the imagination and with St. Lucia’s offshore incentives, second home buyers are sure to be smitten.
“Once you set foot on St. Lucia, it truly takes your breath away,” says Kierron Dolbly, Managing Director of DCG Properties, developer of the Le Paradis, Beach, Golf & Marina Resort. “And the initial attraction never fades. There is so much to do and see year-round on the island, its perfect harmony for people looking to buy a second home.”
From world-class golfing, rainforest zip lines, jungle biking and leisure sailing, to jazz and wine festivals, quaint marketplaces, private beaches and gourmet cuisine, St. Lucia’s charm never tires. Plus, new non-stop flights from New York, Miami, Atlanta, Canada and London make St. Lucia a breeze for the love struck to enjoy their second home on the island.
One of the most highly anticipated developments for buyers is the Le Paradis Beach, Golf & Marina Resort. Nestled on 554-acres in Praslin Bay, Le Paradis is an ultra-exclusive, multi-phased luxury five-star community resort that will feature the Westin Le Paradis St. Lucia Residences; a Greg Norman signature golf course; an internationally branded spa with 26 oceanside massage treatment cabanas; a deepwater marina with berths for mega yachts up to 200 feet; a Marina Village featuring gourmet restaurants, upscale boutique shopping, and a yacht club; extensive conference facilities; floodlit tennis courts; a resident’s beach club; Westin Kids Club; a golf academy; an aquatic center; a wellness center; an equestrian center; and a helipad once all phases of construction are completed. The first phase is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2008.
The Westin Le Paradis St. Lucia Residences will include internationally branded deluxe one-, two- and three-bedroom residences featuring premier interior design, including plush furniture and fine fabrics, four-fixture master baths with Kohler® fixtures and a Heavenly Bath®, professional grade kitchen appliances, plasma TV’s and high speed internet connections. All residential properties will have spectacular ocean, bay or beachfront views with land rising from 0-620 feet above sea level.
Prices for ocean view homesites start in the high US $300,000’s, while Ocean and beachfront luxury residences range from US $500,000’s to $1.4 million with future releases encompassing villas, penthouses, marina homes, slips which will be valued to US $4 million. Tax relief includes: no stamp duty, no income tax, no corporation tax, no vendor’s tax, and more.
For more information on Le Paradis and its construction, please call 1-866-798-9873 or 758-451-6991, e-mail