Apple Leisure Group (ALG) subsidiary AMResorts has announced that the company will bring two of its luxury, all-inclusive resort brands to St. Lucia. These contracts mark the company’s entry into the island, and expand Apple Leisure Group’s portfolio to its ninth country.
A spokesperson for ALG told Travel Agent Tuesday morning that the brands for the AMResorts properties have not been decided yet, but an announcement on the brands is expected in the next few months. AMResorts has six brands in all: Zoetry Wellness & Spa Resorts, Secrets Resorts & Spas, Breathless Resorts & Spas, Dreams Resorts & Spas, Now Resorts & Spas and Sunscape Resorts & Spas. With 16 properties in the development pipeline, ALG will have more than 60 open resorts across Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Panama by 2019.
“The ALG family of companies has a deep-rooted relationship with the Caribbean,” said Alex Zozaya, CEO of Apple Leisure Group, in a written release. “We are invested in joining projects that bring tourism to the region, creating jobs and driving an economic stimulus.”
The resorts will form part of the new luxury resort and residential community Canelles Resort and Residences at Honeymoon Beach, which is being developed by Infinite Property Group, Ltd., a subsidiary of Infinite Holdings, Ltd.
Located on 209 acres on the southeast coast of St. Lucia, the project will also feature an 18-hole Nicklaus Design Golf Course and Club and luxury condominiums and villas upon its completion in 2020.
“St. Lucia is an easily accessible slice of paradise, with non-stop flights available from several major gateways in the U.S. and Canada year-round. Recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful islands, the destination’s unique mix of award-winning beaches, lively culinary scene, rich culture and natural beauty make it the perfect fit for our portfolio,” said Gonzalo del Peon, president of AMResorts.
And this will not be the only new Caribbean island AMResorts will be expanding to in the near future. It was announced last year that the company will open Puerto Rico’s first all-inclusive resort sometime in 2018.
Dreams Puerto Rico Resort will be located 73 miles southwest of San Juan and 21 miles west of the city of Ponce and will have 250 rooms.
It is also minutes away from Guanica Dry Forest, a UNESCO-designated world biosphere reserve and located directly offshore from the where “Gilligan’s Island” was filmed.