Spabusiness.com posted that initial plans have been announced for the creation of a 41-acre beachfront luxury resort on the island of Grand Caicos, the largest island in Turks and Caicos. Meanwhile, Grand Caicos Holdings writes that the island’s landscape “is varied, fertile and lush,” with guava, tamarind and aloe vera growing throughout the island. The island is also home to “the largest nature preserve in the Caribbean, which protects some of the world’s most interesting and beautiful ﬂora and fauna;” it will be interesting to see what efforts will be made to build a “world-class” boutique hotel in the unprotected 15% of the land while keeping the protected area (85% of the island) unspoilt.
Aniyana, which takes its name from the native Lucayan Indian name for Grand Caicos, will comprise a limited number of exclusive beach and lagoon-front luxury residences available for ownership, each in its own private setting and nestled in landscaped gardens. In addition to the residences, the low-density eco-sensitive development will include a ‘world-class’ boutique hotel and luxury spa as well as a fine dining restaurant.
Exact details of the hotel and spa are yet to be confirmed, but the spa will located in a secluded part of the island. Guests will be able to reach the spa using electrical vehicles, which will wind down pathways, with the aim of providing a relaxing and invigorating experience from start to finish.
Located in an unspoiled natural environment, the resort is to incorporate a nature reserve which will be a sanctuary for Grand Caicos’s indigenous flora and fauna. [. . .] The 48sq mile island, currently home to just 250 people, is renowned for its picturesque stretches of secluded beaches and outstanding natural beauty.
For more information, see http://aniyana.com/grand-caicos.html