If you are looking to own a piece of paradise, then the strikingly beautiful Caribbean island of Saint Lucia offers you the chance to live the dream in your very own luxury property...
St Lucia is the probably the ultimate island paradise with its towering volcanic peaks, tropical rainforest and white sandy beaches bordering crystal clear waters. No wonder then that it is becoming the darling of the rich and famous, attracted by the stunning scenery, its luxury hotels and prime real estate.
LUXURY RETREAT. Nestling amongst 65 acres of tropical rainforest in the foothills of the majestic volcanic peaks of the Pitons, Six Senses Freedom Bay is an exclusive, five-star boutique spa resort. Set within a UNESCO World Heritage site, on the most desirable, unspoilt southwest coast, the resort occupies a breath-taking setting.
The bay, with its pristine white sandy beach, is surrounded by a natural habitat of colourful indigenous trees, a cascading waterfall and warm, therapeutic natural mineral springs. This is the ultimate escape destination.
SECLUDED VILLAS. Set in the hillside, the one and two bedroom villas within the resort nestle amongst lush, tropical trees and command magnificent views of the sea and the Petit Piton mountains. Go higher and you’ll find an exclusive estate of luxury four and six bedroom private residences.
The architecture of the villas incorporates elements of local stone and warm woods to reflect the surrounding natural beauty. The boundaries between the interiors and outdoor living spaces merge to offer space and seclusion. Large private decks and gardens include shaded chill-out areas with plumped up daybeds and an infinity edge plunge pool.
The interiors are stylish and elegant, combining natural textures with uncompromising design. From each bedroom a doorway leads to an adjoining dressing room and bathroom, with access to a private, outdoor shower and sun deck.
BODY AND MIND. The Six Senses spa has a holistic outlook and is set amidst the rainforest and the nearby natural thermal sulphur springs (with curative and healing properties) are incorporated into the pools.
Each treatment suite has a secluded garden to provide a calm and peaceful haven, and relaxation areas have swings and hammocks. There is an alchemy bar offering ingredients from the organic herb and spice garden, enabling the Six Senses’ therapists to create personalised products for their signature treatments.
AT YOUR LEISURE. Should you tire of lounging by the pool, having massages and swimming in the crystal clear waters, there are plenty of things to do. No need to worry about getting bored (as if...). There are three restaurants which offer both local and international cuisine, several cocktail bars, an ice cream parlour and chocolatier for those with a sweet tooth, as well as a tennis club, gym, diving school, kids club, observatory and even an outdoor cinema.
If you feel a bit more adventurous, there are plenty of places to explore – experience the day-to-day running of a cocoa plantation, wander through beautiful botanical gardens, zip-wire through the emerald canopy of the rainforest or learn to cook Caribbean-style.
Snorkelling comes highly recommended if you want to enjoy the coral reefs that are home to a magnificent array of colourful marine life. Another must-do for your list is to visit the sulphur springs in the crater of the world's only drive-in volcano.
CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF. Not far away is the St Lucia Golf & Country Club, perhaps offering the most demanding 18 holes of golf in the Caribbean. This championship course, which has recently been improved, is now under Troon Golf Management and is a challenge for both amateur and skilled players alike. The undulating par-71 only plays 6,685 yards off the Blues, but attracts a USGA rating of 74.3, taking well into account the strong winds, numerous water hazards and fast greens.
Gracious hospitality is also found on the list of amenities here. The elegant new clubhouse greets guests with a sweeping staircase, arched windows and classic Caribbean plantation architecture.
HEAD TO TOWN.If you are longing for a bit of hustle and bustle, Soufrière, the former capital of Saint Lucia, has a rich culture and is the nearest town to Freedom Bay. It evolved on a plantation economy when the French settled on the island in 1645. After a devastating hurricane in 1780, the Brigands waged a war for freedom and chose Soufrière as their headquarters; Freedom Bay is named in commemoration of this movement. Set along the pretty shoreline, it is an interesting place to while away the afternoon.
CAPITAL GROWTH. The Six Senses resort presents an opportunity for all types of people – whether you want to own your residence outright or just a fraction of it – and it should provide an excellent opportunity for ongoing returns. Once the resort is opened [when??], owners will benefit from the rental programme managed by Six Senses, which delivers a rental return of 50 per cent of the net room revenue, and is marketed worldwide.
The resort is managed by the award-winning Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, internationally renowned for providing luxury guest experiences and for the importance they place on sustainable development. The organisation currently runs nine resorts and 28 spas, located in far-flung locations all over the globe.
Development opportunities in this location are limited, and the number of villas being built is restricted. This means demand is high and supply is low. Compared with other Caribbean locations, land in St Lucia is currently less expensive, but as demand increases this may not last for long. So if you fancy dipping your toes into the property investment waters, St Lucia is worth checking out.
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