What's New in St. Lucia: New Resorts, Golf Courses

Cricket News

St. Lucia can now add "sports tourism destination" to its resume of tourism attractions, as it's a host country for the upcoming International Cricket Council's Cricket World Cup 2007 (ICC-CWC 2007). St. Lucia will host six ICC-CWC first round games and one ICC-CWC semi-final game March 12-25. The games in St. Lucia will be played at The Beausejour Cricket Ground.

Windjammer Landings in St. Lucia

The island embarked on a multi-million renovation to the existing stadium including improvements in infrastructure, the addition of indoor practice areas, new lighting and wireless Internet service throughout the stadium, in preparation for the ICC-CWC 2007. In order to accommodate the large number of ICC-CWC 2007 spectators, additional stands have been added, raising the capacity of Beausejour Cricket Ground to 30,000.

Rodney Bay Changes Hands

The Rodney Bay Marina has been purchased by Island Global Yachting (IGY). IGY plans to invest substantially in the improvement of the marina and its surrounding amenities. Employees and management system will remain intact.

New Cotton Bay Village

Cotton Bay Village St.
Lucia opened its doors on January 29.

The village aims to reinvent the way a family takes a holiday together by attempting to create an environment for all ages in an affluent seaside village setting where visitor-residents are encouraged to break with the routines of resorts and to design their own activities.

For more information, visit www.cottonbayst.lucia.com. For reservations, call 758-456-5700 or 758-450-9518.

The Pointe Set to Open

The Pointe at Cas en Bas, a private golf club and luxury residential resort owned by Point Hardy Development LLC, is scheduled to open in late 2007.

The resort will feature a members-only 18-hole championship Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, 113 luxury villa home sites, 224 luxury condominiums and a 20,000-square-foot spa.

The almost 360-acre The Pointe at Cas en Bas is part of Cap Estate, a former sugar plantation at the northeast point of St. Lucia, located between the Atlantic Ocean on its north shore and the Caribbean Sea to the south and west.

For more information, visit www.thepointestlucia.com.

Golf News From Westin

Golf pro "The Shark," Greg Norman, spent January 16 inspecting his soon-to-be championship course at The Westin Le Paradis Beach & Golf Resort in Praslin Bay, St. Lucia which is halfway through its construction and on schedule to open in early 2008. Norman's Le Paradis course offers cliff-side tee boxes and oceanfront greens. The course will be managed by Troon Golf.