2009 Luxury Preview: Caribbean Haven

  • Sandy Bank Bay’s crescent-shaped beach.
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St. Kitts is known more for its natural beauty than for its hotels and resorts—which, for LeGrand Elebash, is precisely what makes the Caribbean island so appealing. "While other islands have seen intense development in recent years, St. Kitts has, thankfully, retained its soul," says Elebash, who is COO of the development company behind the island’s new Christophe Harbour project. Elebash and his team, of course, have plans for some rather intense development of their own. The Christophe Harbour Development Co. is building on a 2,500-acre peninsula at the southeastern tip of the island. By 2011 the property will include a Tom Fazio–designed golf course, a 125-room Mandarin Oriental hotel, and a 300-slip marina with room for 85-foot-plus yachts. "With a fully protected entrance, this is really the most ideal natural setting for a marina in the Caribbean," says Elebash of the site’s 300-acre inner harbor. Christophe Harbour also will offer homesites (priced from $585,000 to $3 million) that will look onto the marina, Sandy Bank Bay’s crescent-shaped beach, or the forested peaks of St. Kitts’ still-untouched interior.

 

869.466.4557, www.christopheharbour.com

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