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Un-Finished Resort – Westin Le Paradis Beach, Golf & Marina

Micha Landers

Le Paradis Beach, Golf & Marina Resort is a 608 acre multi-phased five star master-planned luxury destination resort on St. Lucia which is un-finished. Le Paradis project envisaged development in four phases but was unfortunately stalled in 2008, went in receivership in 2009 and Phase 1 was 52% complete.

Le Paradis development is located in Praslin which is on the south-eastern sea board of the island, about 20 minutes away from Hewanorra International Airport.

Key Features of Le Paradis Resort

  • Le Paradis elevations are from sea-level to 620-feet above sea-level. Every residence is guaranteed to have phenomenal vistas of the bay, marina or ocean.
  • An 18-Hole Championship Masterpiece designed by the Legandary Greg Norman.
  • The Award Winning, Upper-Upscale Starwood-Westin Hotel and Resorts would be the Hotel-Operator for the Ocean Point and Ocean Reef Collection.
  • The Ocean Point and Ocean Reef Collection of Residences are Fully Furnished with Luxurious and Designer Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment.
  • 608 lush and pristine acres of 5-Star luxury residences, amenities and services.
  • Troon Golf managed signature course designed by Greg Norman. 18 Ocean View Holes on what is expect to be among the most photographed courses in golf.
  • Le Paradis’ golf clubhouse site 275-feet above sea-level and boasts breathtaking views of the bay, the marina, the residences, ocean and horizon.
  • A 42-berth Marina accommodating yachts up to 200-feet in length and a Luxury Marina Village will be part of Le Paradis’ second phase.
  • Nature trails and eco-tourism activities on the property and the surrounding areas.
  • Also in phase 2 (the “Sophisticated Phase”) will be a along with a 5-star Boutique Hotel, an Accredited Wellness Medical Spa & a Commercial center with upscale shopping boutique.

2018 – Facts about Le Paradis Hotel in St Lucia for Sale

Late 2008 the Bank experienced severe liquidity constraints and on January 31, 2009 the project went into receivership.

  • Sale Price – USD$29M
  • Current asset value is over USD$250M
  • Substantial construction and grading occurred with records indicating over USD $85,000,000 in expenditures.
  • 18 buildings in various stages of completion exist on the site. 15 of which are salvageable.
  • Tax concessions granted by the Saint Lucia Government remain in force.
  • The original resort was marketed on a condominium concept and that approval had been advertised as granted by the Government of Saint Lucia (GOSL) for several financial incentives including:-
    a. Income tax and withholding tax exemption on rental income earned.
    b. Alien landholding licence fee waiver.
    c. Waiver of Income Tax.
    d. Stamp duty exemption.
    e. Vendor’s Tax exemption.
  • Le Paradis is identified as a flagship development for the tourism industry of Saint Lucia.
  • This project is viewed as an important catalyst for economic development of the surrounding communities.
  • Queens chain lease is current.
  • All utilities are either in the vicinity or adjacent. Final connections of the services will be
    required after project completion and inspection. A sewerage treatment plant will be required.
  • All necessary approvals or waivers from the Development Control Authority, the
    architectural, engineering and golf course designers can be readily obtained.
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