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Modern Revolution: Island Fever

Mike Nolan

The new design paradigm is catching on all across the Caribbean. On the western end of Anguilla, the residences at St. Regis Temenos (Greek for "sanctuary")—bright white oceanfront homes and villas that afford views of nearby Saint Martin—seem to have been transported directly from Santorini. Prickly Bay Waterside on Grenada features marine houses, which resemble superyachts moored in a harbor. And at Pinney’s Estate on Nevis, homebuyers will enjoy panoramic views of nearby Nevis Peak; the developer hopes to tap into the volcanic island’s vast reserves of geothermal energy to power the resort. The appearance overall of these burgeoning communities is international and modern. Here is a closer look at the aforementioned sites and several others.

Dellis Cay
LOCATION: On a private island in the Turks and Caicos archipelago.
RESIDENCES: Homes of various styles, by seven different architects.
AMENITIES: The Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay will include hotel residences by Italian designer Piero Lissoni and provide service for the island’s villas. A helipad, a medical clinic, and the Mandarin Oriental spa are on-site.
TIMELINE: 2009
PRICING: 24 one- to four-bedroom hotel residences and 54 beach villas from $2 million; 17 freestanding villas from $6 million.
CONTACT: 800.644.0533, 649.941.7201, www.delliscay.com

 

Amanyara
LOCATION: Along remote beachfront on Northwest Point, on the Turks and Caicos island of Providenciales.
RESIDENCES: Three- to five-bedroom villas designed by Jean-Michel Gathy.
AMENITIES: Each villa is staffed by a private chef. The resort has inside and alfresco dining and offers Eastern-influenced spa treatments.
TIMELINE: Opened in 2006. Construction on an additional 11 villas begins in 2009.
PRICING: Villas from $12 million to $20 million.
CONTACT: 649.941.7952, www.amanyaravillas.com

 

Viceroy Anguilla
LOCATION: Along Barnes and Meads bays, on the western end of Anguilla.
RESIDENCES: 140 residences, including townhouses and beachfront and bluff-top homes.
AMENITIES: A destination spa designed by Jean-Michel Gathy, a fitness center, concierge services, and access to the resort’s 78-foot yacht.
TIMELINE: Mid-2008
PRICING: From $5.4 million to $9.9 million for townhouses and beachfront homes; condos from $935,000.
CONTACT: 800.357.1930, 264.498.5111, www.viceroyanguilla.com

 

Rosewood Little Dix Bay
LOCATION: On Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.
RESIDENCES: Three- and four-bedroom villas, each with a veranda and swimming pool. (New villas also can be designed with 1 or 2 bedrooms.)
AMENITIES: Three restaurants and a spa at the resort’s hotel.
TIMELINE: Construction is ongoing.
PRICING: Villas from $3.3 million.
CONTACT: 284.494.2446, www.villasatlittledixbay.com

 

St. Regis Temenos
LOCATION: On the southwest end of Anguilla.
RESIDENCES: 18 estate homes, 10 villas, 38 spa villas, and 50 oceanfront residences.
AMENITIES: An 18-hole Greg Norman golf course, a spa, a restaurant, and a hotel.
TIMELINE: 2008
PRICING: Estate homes from $7 million, villas from $5 million, and oceanfront Residences from $1.4 million.
CONTACT: 888.759.6802, 264.498.7000, www.temenosanguilla.com

 

Pinney’s Estate
LOCATION: On Nevis, in sight of the island’s volcano.
RESIDENCES: More than 200 two- to six-bedroom homes.
AMENITIES: A hotel, spa, shopping/dining complex, and golf course.
TIMELINE: 2009
PRICING: Starting at $2.5 million.
CONTACT: 888.450.0080, 212.686.8400, www.pinneysestate.net

 

Prickly Bay Waterside
LOCATION: At the edge of the Lance-aux-Épines peninsula, on Grenada.
RESIDENCES: 14 apartments and four lawn houses.
AMENITIES: A hotel, spa, and 70-slip marina.
TIMELINE: Late 2008. Construction of seven marine houses is expected to begin early next year.
PRICING: Apartments from $485,000 to $1.5 million. Lawn houses are $2.75 million.
CONTACT: +44.7802.433360, www.pricklybay.com

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