Yes, Turks and Caicos is developing again. For the first time in 100 years, West Caicos, an uninhabited island located at the far west end of the Turks and Caicos Islands, will open its shores to a new settlement where guests and residents will be among the first to discover a five-star resort and residential community by the end of the year.
West Caicos features some of the most unspoiled beaches and brilliant azure water in the Caribbean. It is home to the 500-acre Lake Catherine, a natural wildlife sanctuary and breeding ground for pink roseate flamingoes, as well as Molasses Reef, rumored to be the final resting place of Columbus’ Pinta and ranking among the world’s top dive sites. This ultra-luxurious resort community will include a 125-room five-star resort, Molasses Reef, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve; 75 Ritz-Carlton-branded beachfront Island Villas; three signature restaurants created and envisioned by renowned chef Gray Kunz and a full-service spa. Blending traditional Caribbean architecture with English, French, Dutch and Spanish influences, buildings will be completely low-density, creating minimal impact on the environment. Additionally, transportation on-island will be primarily by electric vehicle and bicycle. Molasses Reef, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, will be the first Caribbean property in The Reserve brand – an exclusive, new Ritz-Carlton brand. Visit www.westcaicosreserve.com or www.molassesreef.com.