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Life’s More Than a ‘Beach’ in St. Lucia

Praslin Bay, St. Lucia (March 1, 2008) – Mojitos anyone? St. Lucia is abuzz with new restaurants, nightclubs, hotels and happenings – all part of the island’s unprecedented tourism and real estate wave.

Restaurants like the newly opened Mojitos and The Rainforest Hideaway bring native culinary flair to the island’s residents, tourists and second-home owners, while events like the annual St. Lucia Jazz Festival and Food and Wine Festival are showcasing the Caribbean’s top artists and catering to the most sophisticated palates.

Resort developers are welcoming the new additions to the dining, nightlife and entertainment scenes with open arms, because new restaurants, shops and cultural attractions add to St. Lucia’s already bountiful array of vacation activities.

“There has been an unprecedented amount of resort development in the Caribbean in recent years,” says Kierron Dolby, Managing Director of DCG Properties, developer of the Le Paradis, Beach Golf & Marina Resort on St Lucia’s sparkling blue Praslin Bay. “We are keenly aware that our buyers have many choices when purchasing their dream home. A critical factor in any resort sales is the infrastructure. Where will they shop, eat, be entertained? They want to know about the nightlife, entertainment and cultural venues before putting down roots.”

One recent buyer at Le Paradis, stated, “We looked at a lot of resort communities before deciding on Le Paradis. One of the main reasons was all that there is to do is within the resort. I will be able to swim and sun, go shopping in the privacy and luxury of my residence, have lunch with friends at the Beach Bar and enjoy a delicious, gourmet dinner at the fine dining restaurant.”

The Le Paradis Beach, Golf & Marina Resort is the largest resort ever undertaken on St. Lucia, nestled on 554-acres in Praslin Bay. It is an ultra-exclusive, multi-phased luxury 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 the $500,000’s to $1.4 million. Future releases encompassing villas, penthouses, marina homes, slips will be valued to $4 million. Buyers can benefit from the island’s tax relief programs, which include no stamp duty, no income tax, no corporation tax, no vendor’s tax, and more.

The airlines have taken note of the increasing demand for St. Lucia vacations and have added new non-stop flights from New York, Miami, Atlanta, Canada and London, making St. Lucia an easy tourist or vacation home destination.

For more information on Le Paradis and its construction, please call 1-866-798-9873 or 758-451-6991, e-mail