A new luxury waterfront destination is in the works in The Bahamas. Port St. George, operated by StarPort Resorts Inc., will be located on Long Island—stretching from coast to coast. The mixed-use development will cater to those seeking an “authentic Bahamian environment, luxurious, modern amenities and an eco-friendly lifestyle,” according to the official release.
Studio Hillier and StarPort Resorts Inc. are collaborating to create an environmentally sustainable property. To note: An organic hydroponics farm will provide fresh fruits and vegetables, reducing the need for imported products. Food waste will be distributed directly from residential and commercial structures to a composting center, which will reduce waste and create a product for soil enrichment. Rainwater will be collected in cisterns and a solar-powered, reverse-osmosis desalinization plant will convert seawater into fresh, drinkable water for the development.
The 882-acre complex will include a five-star hotel by a brand not yet determined, 588 luxury residences not operated by the hotel (split between 565 condos and townhouses and 23 luxury villas), a 640-berth marina and yacht club, a harbor-front commercial area, a beach club and several sports facilities, including a golf course.
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The hotel will serve as the cornerstone of the property and will be positioned on a peninsula overlooking the Exuma Sound. It will offer a two-story spa, multiple dining options and private villas.
In addition to the golf course, sporting facilities will include six tennis courts, a swimming complex with an Olympic-sized pool, non-motorized water sports, and fields for soccer, cricket and track.
Port St. George will be accessible by both commercial and private aircraft via Stella Maris International Airport, which is five minutes from the development. StarPort Resorts is set to break ground in the first half of 2019 and, while no opening date is set, it’s anticipated to take four to five years.