Luxury Real Estate: The first eco-planned Caribbean luxury
resort from inception to completion is being raised on the Placencia
Peninsula in Southern Belize, making the idyllic tropical paradise an
official part of the phenomenally pervasive green consciousness of
the 21st century. The Palmetto Bay Resort at Maya Beach, helmed by
luxury property developer, Ravenspur Investments, is the first planned
from inception eco-friendly resort to dot the Caribbean Islands.
Sustainable eco-driven technologies used by Ravenspur include
geothermal- solar- and water-filtration technologies. It is projected
that such methodologies will conserve 1,000 gallons of water daily when
the resort is at full occupancy. The ensuing conservation of water is
beneficial both environmentally and financially. It is a measurable
example of how planning green protects the environment and saves
money for owners too. The Palmetto Bay Resort is being raised on
16-miles of white-sand beaches and a picturesque view of the Maya
Mountains. The first phase of the gated mixed-use resort, which
includes 36 beachfront condominiums with floor plans from 1,100 up to
4,500 square feet, is under way.
Belize was selected as the building site due to its cultural diversity
and lower cost of beachfront property compared to other Caribbean
destinations, according to property developer Carlton Watson.
Belize was chosen after researching dozens of beachfront markets
around the world. The cost of beachfront property and the diversity of
the country was like no other we researched.
Watson also sited that the ruins that trace the Mayan people back
thousands of years and the jungle's perfect eco-system for animals and
birds were significant factors in choosing Belize.
The green aspects of our development were created to
provide a saving on maintenance and consumption while leaving as small
an impact on the environment as possible, Watson said.
Watson stated that the geo-thermal assisted cooling pays for itself in
three years. The savings in water is achieved by capturing the water
used in the showers and sinks into underground holding tanks, where it
is filtered and used for watering the plants. A second underground tank
will be used to capture rainwater to replenish the pool. Additionally,
the sewer system water also uses recycled water.
Watson further added, Belize is a secret paradise bursting with
abundant benefits providing eco-conscious adventure and memories for
There will be two buildings that house the one- two- and three-bedroom
condominiums. Designer Juilieanne Dobson, renowned for her work on
Francis Ford Coppola's Turtle Inn, is the principal designer. The plan
is to honor Caribbean and Mayan heritage and capture the ambience
throughout in the residences and public spaces. Coppola's Turtle Inn is
favorite luxury resort in Southern Belize regarded by many as the
finest in the Placencia Village.
The Central American country of Belize is a British Commonwealth where
the local population speaks fluent English. It is the area's diverse
cultural heritage that many visitors find so appealing.
Owners at Palmetto Bay Resort will enjoy amenities on parity with
four-and five-star hotels and resorts, such as a fitness center,
several business centers, wireless Internet access, a health club,
fully equipped gourmet kitchens, and large balconies with elaborate
barbeque setups. Prices begin in the low $300,000 range. Call
866-930-4933 or visit www.PalmettoBayResort.com for more information on the Palmetto Bay Resort.