High-tech is coming to Grenada in the form
of a development project called Prickly Bay Waterside that includes
luxury homes and apartments; a boutique hotel; a marina; and a
series of swimming pools, including an Olympic-sized 150-foot lap
Waterside is located in the Old Boatyard at Prickly Bay on the
Lance-aux-Epines peninsula in southern Grenada.
learned from hurricane Ivan in 2004, the entire development is
designed to exceed Miamis Dade County hurricane building standards
with hurricane-resistant steel frames, triple glazed windows, its
own generators and a desalination plant.
design features materials used in the aeronautical and automotive
industries, such as carbon fiber and Kevlar, plus lots of glass,
steel, metals and ceramics along with contemporary gadgetry such as
a Miele kitchen, Wi-Fi access and the newest telecommunications
Richard Lee said the development captures a nautical element
because of its location in a boatyard famous among yachtsmen who
have sailed the Caribbean.
The hotel will
feature several restaurants and bars, concierge services, meetings
rooms, a gym and spa treatment rooms.
No timetable has
been announced for the opening of the projects first phase nor is a
Web site yet available.
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