With many anticipated projects on Dominica’s busy schedule, Tranquility Beach is one of the many environmentally-sensitive resorts expected to transform the island, its ecotourism and the lives of its citizens.
Tranquility Beach is an upcoming luxury boutique resort operating under Hilton’s exclusive Curio Collection. The project, led by fellow Dominican Ian Edwards, is being developed in the west coast town of Salisbury, situated on a dramatic cliff edge, dotted with suspended villas, with stretching views of the Caribbean Sea. Once completed, the resort will host up to 73 rooms comprising two- and three-bedroom villas and condo suites. World-class amenities and features include infinity pools, a spa and wellness centre, a fine-dining restaurant, private event spaces and more.
© Official Tranquility Beach Construction Photos
Last month, Hilton’s global Design and Construction division visited the Tranquility Beach site in Dominica, commending the developer’s efforts and the progress done to a high standard. After the ground-breaking ceremony in November 2018, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit emphasised the importance of the project particularly in providing employment opportunities for residents of the island. “This, no doubt, will be a major, major investment in Salisbury. The farmers there, the fishermen of Coulibistrie and Salisbury are looking forward to having an opportunity to supply this hotel with fresh fish and fresh agricultural produce.”
It isn’t just the local citizens that are expected to benefit from the project. Tranquility Beach will be operating under the island’s successful Citizenship by Investment Programme, an initiative that offers global individuals and their families a way of acquiring citizenship through a monetary contribution. The Government subsequently channels these funds into the island’s national advancement in areas like healthcare, education, climate change resilience, infrastructural developments and more.
Investors that wish to become citizens of Dominica have two choices: either contribute to the government’s Economic Diversification Fund (EDF) or buy into selected real estate, such as Tranquility Beach and many more. Those who choose the real estate route also gain access to a variety of choices with each property adopting a philosophy rooted in sustainability. Both routes require applicants to pass due diligence checks, which are considered the strongest amongst all CBI programmes, as mirrored in the latest CBI Index published by Financial Times’ PWM magazine.
Dominica, aptly named the Nature Isle of the Caribbean, boasts 365 rivers, several waterfalls, rainforests and an impressive mountainous landscape, with an unusual hiking trail popular with tourists. After Hurricane Maria in 2017, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit pledged to make Dominica the “world’s first climate resilient nation”. The announcement received international support from the likes of the United Kingdom, the World Bank and the former US president Bill Clinton. Ever since, Dominica has been investing in climate resilience and developing and abiding by construction codes that make the island’s buildings and infrastructure hurricane-proof.
For more information on Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment Programme and the options available, please visit the dedicated page on the CBIU website.
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