This beautiful undeveloped Grand Anse which is approximately 1,600 is ideally suited for a premeiere nature reserve and sustainable Eco-resort development community. The one and a quarter mile sandy beach is one of the most stunning and pictorial in St.Lucia.
This extraordinary, remote area is formed as a natural ampitheater, with mountain ridges on three sides which all focus on the extensive ocean activity. Significant mitigating engineering will be required for SAFE swimming. From every angle one can bask in the sunlight and enjoy a panoramic view of the beach. The main valley offers hundreds of acres of flat land, including about 60 acres of beachfront property, known as the “Queen’s Chain”.
Three small “streams” run through the property. Two form lagoons on the Grande Anse Beach; an addition to the landscape and an area of potential architectural interest. Most of the property is forested with coconut palms, other exotic fruit trees and secondary tropical growth, though there has been some deforestation and clearing of land. A diversity of lush plant and wildlife can be found on the estate. The beach is an important nesting ground for the giant Leatherback turtle, which lays its eggs during the period from March to August (These turtles are protected by law and the “Desbarras Turtle Qatch” is organized by the community of Desbarras). This is a thrilling attraction for guests. This wonderful property also contains one of the island’s significant archeological sites dating back to the period of the Amerindian. The pre-Columbian theme could be optimized in a project design concept.
Due to the size and nature of Grand Anse, a mixed, responsible, land use, encompassing many activities is envisioned. In order to expand its unique potential, large green belt and Nature Reserve areas must be included in the master plan. Possible modules within large, unspoiled natural spaces are:
•Resorts, ranging from a signature, flag ship hotel to low impact eco-lodges, recreation of a Taino Indian village.
•Condominium, luxury villas, vacation homes and homesites
•Retirement community compound
•Multi-purpose convention center and entertainment facility
•Commercial village with retail, art galleries, banking, restaurants, concierge and amenities
•Wildlife refuge, Nature Reserve, Visitor education, conservation protection workshops, and learning and cultural exchange facilities
•Health and fitness center, medical clinic, spa, and executive rehab unit
•Horseback riding, hiking trails, campsites, sports and recreation facilities
•Green energy production, produce gardens, maintenance compound, and staff housing