Praslin Bay, St. Lucia (March 19, 2008) – The Caribbean island of St. Lucia was flush with Royals Friday, March 7th. Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited the tropical hotspot on a four-nation tour of the Caribbean.
This is Prince Charles’ third visit to St. Lucia, with this trip focusing on issues of mutual interest, including: sustainable development, responsible stewardship of natural resources, global co-operation to protect environmental heritage, responsible business practices and youth development.
Considered by many to be the most beautiful island in the Caribbean with its lush tropical vegetation, jagged cliffs and surrounding turquoise waters, St. Lucia is gaining international attention as the new “it” destination for global travelers. Many of the new developments – from Westin, Ritz-Carlton, Raffles, among others – are embracing the pureness of the island by ensuring sustainable development. His Royal Highness met with developers, including Kierron Dolby, Managing Director of DCG Properties, developer of The Le Paradis Beach, Golf & Marina Resort, which is winning praise for its efforts to improve the St. Lucia community.
“It is heartening to see that His Royal Highness and The Duchess of Cornwall are deeply vested in the social and environmental issues that are arising in the Caribbean, especially with all the new development. It is crucial to me that the Le Paradis Beach, Golf & Marina Resort improve the quality of life for residents of St. Lucia for generations to come. From hiring a full-time environmental scientist to promoting “green” initiatives, sustainable and social development on this island is imperative,” says Dolby.
The Le Paradis Beach, Golf & Marina Resort, which is slated to open at the end of 2008, is employing more than 800 native St. Lucians, while making a number of contributions to the infrastructure, social welfare and environment that promise long term benefits, including: solar hot water generation, full recirculation of waste water, development of social programs to provide scholarships support to native islanders, among many others initiatives.
Price Charles is looking to embrace and expand the island’s crusade for sustainable development, as well as the focus on the community. His Royal Highness plans to launch two programs that mirror initiatives in the United Kingdom, in the nation’s capital of Castries, to increase youth development.
The Le Paradis Beach, Golf & Marina Resort is an ultra-exclusive, multi-phased luxury community resort that will feature one of the world’s leading hotels; 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; Kids Club; Reebok Fitness Centre; a golf academy; an aquatic center; a wellness center; an equestrian center; and a helipad once all phases of construction are completed.
For more information on Le Paradis and its construction, please call 1-866-798-9873 or 758-451-6991, e-mail