Private island with 18-hole golf course and marina will feature oceanfront private estates, private residences and overwater bungalows
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has confirmed plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island in Belize featuring oceanfront estates, private residences and overwater bungalows.
Scheduled to open in 2021, the project is in in partnership with Thor Urbana, Inmobilia Desarrollos and GFA Grupo Inmobiliario, three leading real estate development groups based in Mexico.
The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel will see the private island transformed into a destination for both residence owners and leisure travellers, with approximately 50 Private Estate lots, 35 Private Residences and 100 guest rooms and suites.
Caye Chapel is located in the Belize archipelago in the Caribbean Sea, adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage designated Belize Barrier Reef System, the largest reef system in the northern hemisphere.
The island will feature an 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman in consultation with Lorena Ochoa, a Fabien Cousteau nature and conservation institute, a marina and private airstrip.
The island’s marina and airstrip can accommodate private boats and planes for easy access by owners and guests arriving from further afield.
“We are excited to be a part of the reimagination of Caye Chapel into an exclusive luxury experience, and to do so in a way that protects and reinforces the natural wonders of the island,” says J. Allen Smith, President and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
The 280-acre (113 hectare) island is outlined by 6 miles (9.7 kilometres) of white sand beaches and turquoise waters, and is located 16 miles (26 kilometres) from Belize City, either 30 minutes by boat or 10 minutes by flight.
For those looking to make their stays on the island more permanent, the development will include approximately 35 Four Seasons Private Residences and 50 Four Seasons Private Estates that owners can help design and build to their own preferences.
Each lot will have private beach and golf course access, and owners can choose between a site on the east to enjoy sunrise or on the west for views of the sunset. The Resort will feature 100 guest rooms and suites designed by Studio Caban, including a collection of overwater bungalows.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel will join other group properties in Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico, including sister properties in Costa Rica, the Bahamas, Anguilla, Nevis and Punta Mita, Mexico.