Praslin Bay, St. Lucia (February 1, 2008) – What do Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Paul Simon have in common? Besides being legendary entertainers, they are world class yachtsmen who recognize St. Lucia and the waters surrounding the Windward Islands as one of the top yachting destinations in the world.
Nestled between Martinique and St. Vincent, St. Lucia is considered by many to be the most beautiful island in the Caribbean with its lush tropical vegetation, jagged cliffs and surrounding turquoise waters. A port of call for sailing vessels for centuries, St. Lucia’s colonial motto was “Statio Haud Malefidia Carinis” (A Safe Haven for Ships) thanks to its natural harbors at Castries and Marigot Bay, as well as Praslin Bay recognized as Port Praslin.
Today, St. Lucia is making a splash with a new generation of yachtsman, attracting mega, sailing, and sports fish yachts. St. Lucia’s waters rank in the top ten of the world’s diving destinations with spectacular coral reefs and caves. Excellent for big game fishing, it boasts an abundance of fish including: white and blue marlin, yellow fin tuna and sailfish among many other “trophy” species.
Marina developers and mega-yacht brokers are riding the crest of the wave. Inspired by the decades-long growth spurt around Rodney Bay, plans call for a new full-service marina with deepwater berths and full service connections, as well as a yacht club and marina village with shopping, dining and entertainment, at the Le Paradis Beach, Golf & Marina Resort in Praslin Bay, on the island’s unspoiled Eastern Coast. This exciting complex will extend all the way around Praslin Bay and will encompass inland waterways with moorings as well as the marina itself.
“St. Lucia is an excellent base from which to explore the rest of the Lesser Antilles and the constant trade winds bring optimal sailing,” says Kierron Dolby, Managing Director of DCG Properties, developer of the Le Paradis Beach, Golf & Marina Resort. “It is truly a yachtsman’s paradise. And more yachtsmen are looking for a second or third home where they can take advantage of the water.”
Developments like the Le Paradis Beach, Golf & Marina Resort are anchoring around new marinas and prompting many visitors to invest in their dream of living on the water. The Le Paradis Beach, Golf & Marina Resort is the largest project ever undertaken on St. Lucia. Nestled on 554-acres in Praslin Bay, the development 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 ocean side massage treatment cabanas; 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.
Prices for ocean view home sites start in the high US $300,000’s, while Ocean and beachfront luxury residences range from US $500,000’s to $1.5 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