In addition to developer Peter de Savary's
$500 million Port Louis project in St. George's, Grenada's tourism
product continues to grow in the areas of accommodations,
attractions, transportation and infrastructure.
" Mount Cinnamon, another de Savary
venture, is a $225 million project on Grand Anse Beach. It will
feature a 200-room hotel, a pool, a clubhouse, restaurants, beach
facilities, cricket fields, tennis courts and 21 luxury cottages
and apartments that will be available for rent when not
owner-occupied. Some of the cottages opened in time to host
officials and visitors in Grenada for Cricket World Cup matches
this past spring.
" The Prickly Bay Waterside
residential development sits at the water's edge of the L'Anse aux
Epines Peninsula on Grenada's south coast.
The facility will
offer a gym, a spa, a pool, dive services, meeting rooms and a
business center. It is slated to open late this year.
" La Source, a 200-room resort on
Pink Gin Beach near the airport on the south coast, has been closed
since Hurricane Ivan hit in 2004. Insurance problems have delayed
its renovation and reopening, which is now scheduled for
" Bacolet Bay on the east coast is
another residential development that will offer apartments and
villas for purchase. Construction began in February.
" Levera, a 360-acre site on
Grenada's north coast, will feature a 250-room complex, including a
40-room boutique hotel and villas.
The focus of the
$112 million project is ecotourism. On-site activities will include
turtle watching, horseback riding and hikes on nature
" The Grand Etang Welcome Center
and Park has been refurbished. Fort George, Fort Frederick,
Annandale, Concorde Falls, the Dougaldston spice estate and the
River Antoine rum distillery also have been renovated.
" In northern Grenada, the new
Leaper's Hill site offers visitors a history of Grenada and its
people, customs and lifestyles.
" The Mount Edgecombe Plantation project
is a restoration of a working plantation in St. Mark's Parish on
the west coast of the island.
The property will
have a spa, 20 guest rooms and gardens with every kind of fruit and
vegetable that is grown on Grenada.
To contact reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].
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