Drawn as he is to the golf offering, Harvey agrees that the best thing about the development is that “it’s not just about golf. There’s going to be so much more,” he says. “It was interesting to watch the change in my wife’s perspective after going down there and meeting the people and seeing the property. She was sold.”
Andrew Alkenbrack, the resort’s COO, adds that many families with young children or grandchildren are seeing this as “an opportunity to spend time together in an incredible climate on a property with amazing amenities, surrounded by a wonderful community.”
There are no restrictions on who can buy property in Saint Lucia or how much time they can spend on the island. Foreign buyers who invest at least $200,000 in property can apply for the Citizenship by Investment programme, which grants a Saint Lucian passport. Holders are entitled to visa-free travel to 146 destinations, including Europe’s Schengen Area, Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK.
Cabot Saint Lucia is, naturally, big news in Saint Lucia, where the mountainous terrain and protected coastline mean luxury development is restricted to certain pockets — notably around the famous Pitons peaks in the south and the Cap Estate, of which Cabot Saint Lucia is a part, in the north. And unless you make the journey from Hewanorra International Airport in the south as a 10-minute helicopter hop, anyone heading to Cabot Saint Lucia will have plenty of opportunity to soak up the scenery in the two-hour car journey through banana plantations and remote villages, and along mountain passes.
This new community, however, will make waves far further afield, putting Saint Lucia firmly on the golfing map. “It promises to be one of the best golf experiences on the planet,” says Alkenbrack. “The efforts of the Coore-Crenshaw team have exceeded our very lofty expectations for this site. While golf may play the lead as we get started, we are looking forward to layering in other experiences that will ensure this becomes a highly sought-after destination.”
Time to rewrite that bucket list for this winter, when it won’t just be the setting, but Saint Lucia’s newest golf course, that is making waves.
Cabot Saint Lucia